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Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Project

New World Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $140,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2008–July 31, 2010
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will provide continued support to the New World Foundation’s efforts to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers and other philanthropic leaders. The New World Foundation has supported organizations working to strengthen and expand civil rights and the active participation of citizens in American democracy since 1954. With a particular focus on grantmakers of color, the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Project addresses the professional needs of emerging young professionals in philanthropy, while also assisting the foundation field in the training and retention of well-prepared and diverse new talent. The project’s Professional Development Fund provides scholarships for up to ten emerging grantmakers each year to attend training, education, and networking opportunities often afforded only to more senior staff. To date, 29 emerging grantmakers have received scholarships through this program. In addition, the newly created Next Generation Scholarship Fund enabled 34 diverse emerging leaders to attend the annual Council on Foundation’s Leadership Summit. A convening of scholarship recipients will allow additional networking opportunities and a forum to share experiences.