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Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Project

New World Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–March 31, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The New World Foundation’s Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Project was created to strengthen support systems for young adults beginning their careers in philanthropy. In order to develop appreciation for their role in the field and the role of the nonprofit sector in civil society, young grantmakers and other practitioners in the nonprofit sector need informal leadership development and training, mentoring, collaborating, and learning from peers.Multiyear funding will be used to launch a scholarship program for the professional development of junior foundation staff members of color, enabling them to attend key philanthropy and nonprofit sector conferences; strengthen existing chapters; and create new chapters in the Midwest and Southeast. The program also will create new incentives for foundations to increase their organizational investments in junior minority staff.The New World Foundation has supported organizations working to strengthen and expand civil rights and the active participation of citizens in American democracy for more than 50 years. It is best known for its efforts to develop young leaders.