The Helen J. Serini Foundation is committed to investing in the leadership of our community's non-profits to ensure success today and into the future. In order to do so, we are excited to announce the launch of our newest grants program: Leadership Development Grants. This small grants program was launched specifically to provide leadership and/or professional development for key staff and volunteers within our community's nonprofit organizations.
Leadership development can mean different things to different people, so organizations applying for Leadership Development Grants are encouraged to outline the development they feel will be most impactful for their organization.
This could take the shape of more "traditional" leadership development projects, such as attendance at a conference, seminar, or webinar. But we hope that organizations and individuals will consider other, more customizable forms of development and trainings as well--including mentoring, one-on-one coaching, membership in professional associations, participation in leadership cohorts or fellowships, or even sabbaticals. "Next Gen," mid-level, and young professionals are strongly encouraged to apply in addition to those in executive and manager-level roles.
Budget for this program will be limited in 2017. and funding requests will be capped at $1,500 per applicant, though it is our hope that the program will be successful enough to grow in 2018 and beyond. For more information and details on how to apply for a Leadership Development Grant, click here.