Due Date for Fulcrum Fellowship Application


August 31, 2018

A highly-selective leadership program for rising executives seeking to help disinvested communities achieve their environmental, social and economic priorities.

The environments in which people live, work and play powerfully determine the choices and opportunities people have to shape their lives. In disadvantaged communities, the legacies of discrimination and disinvestment combine with perceived risk to impede the flow of capital that could finance transformation and broaden opportunity. We aspire to support leaders as they work to transform communities so that all people can realize their potential and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. To transform communities, leaders need to collaborate across silos and sectors to change how community investment is organized and deployed. They need support to move away from “business as usual” thinking and practices and apply ideas, tools, and strategies from other communities and disciplines in order to develop new solutions.

The Fulcrum Fellowship is an intensive, year-long program designed to equip leaders with the tools and knowledge to ignite lasting change in communities. Grounded in an action-learning framework, the program is designed to position fellows to help disinvested communities achieve their environmental, social and economic priorities.

Twelve Fulcrum Fellows participate in each cohort. Over the course of the program, the twelve competitively-selected Fellows receive monthly coaching calls and convene quarterly to: build adaptive leadership skills need to tackle challenges associated with racial inequities and economic marginalization; apply new frameworks and financial tools to achieve greater scale and impact; use assessments to strengthen their leadership effectiveness; and foster relationships that support peer learning.

Applications for the second cohort of Fulcrum Fellows are due August 31, 2018. Learn more and download the application.