Friday, May 6, 2011

The Chicago Community Trust Announces Annual Fellowship Program

Emerging and Experienced leaders invited to apply

The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago’s community foundation, is pleased to announce the fourth Chicago Community Trust Fellowship Program for 2012. The Trust’s fellowship program is designed to elevate the careers of Chicago leaders and increase their future impact on the Chicago metropolitan area by investing in their professional development.

The Trust Fellowship offers professional development opportunities for both emerging and experienced leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. Successful fellows must be open to new learning, have a track record of accomplishments, have potential for significant community impact and possess a strong commitment to building organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors.

The Chicago Community Trust fellows have the choice of taking a leave from work or continuing to work while engaging in professional development activities. The Chicago Community Trust Fellowship provides financial resources which can cover current salary and benefits for time off, costs related to academic courses, coaching, learning from other practitioners and other associated expenses. Emerging leaders are eligible to apply for up to $30,000 and experienced leaders are eligible to apply for up to $60,000. The Trust anticipates awarding up to ten fellowships — up to seven for emerging leaders and three for experienced leaders. The Fellowship must be completed within 12 months from the selection date.

The Trust will hold a Q & A session on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 9:00– 11:00am at the following location: The Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago.

The application deadline for the fellowship is June 13, 2011.

For more information and to apply online go to

About The Chicago Community Trust
For 95 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2010, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $100 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening community schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at

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