SMART Growth is a 4-year capacity building program designed to ensure that grantee organizations benefit from sound management practices that effectively support their art and ensure their resilience through economic shifts, staff transitions, and evolving markets.
The Chicago Community Trust Announces Fifth Annual Fellowship Program
Emerging and Experienced
leaders invited to apply
The Trust’s fellowship program
is designed to elevate the careers of 9 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. 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
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 the calendar year of 2013.
More information about the
program and application process can be found via http://www.cctfellowship.org. The
deadline to submit the fellowship application is June 15, 2012.
The Trust will hold a Q
& A session on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:00– 11:00am at The Chicago
Community Trust, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200, in Chicago. Please note
that this is the new office location of the Chicago Community Trust. Please register for this information session by sending
your RSVP to Elizabeth Weldon at
EWeldon@cct.org. Please bring a photo ID and check in at the Security desk.