Apply for 6 Month Securing the Roots Fellowship


Securing the Roots is a 6-month fellowship to expand the fundraising/resource generating capacity for community-based organizations in and around Philadelphia with budgets up to $1 million.

  • This program is free. There is NO cost to the individual or organization.

  • Participants receive a stipend of $2,500 plus additional accessibility support as desired (childcare funds, transportation, translation or interpretation services, etc.).

  • At least 65% of cohort will be people of color.

  • At least 65% of cohort will be gender-oppressed.

  • 100% of cohort will represent organizations led by and/or for people of color.

Applications are now being accepted, until midnight on March 29, 2020.

Visit Securing the Roots for more information. You can support the fellowship by passing this information along to people in your network who may be eligible and interested in this fellowship and by making a financial contribution.

Applicants MUST…
  • be willing and able to commit to at least 7 hours/month (4 hour in-person session, partner meeting, one-on-one consult, monthly assignment)

  • be the primary fundraiser for your organization*

  • have some experience in fundraising, but cannot be an expert (approximately 1-5 years of fundraising experience)*

  • currently work at a nonprofit organization whose budget is under $1 million in the Greater Philadelphia Area (Chester County included)

  • be working in an organization led by and/or for people of color*

  • *For more info on these eligibility requirements, please refer to our FAQ page.

Important dates for the 2020 program
  • March 29, 2020 Applications due by midnight

  • April 6, 2020 Acceptance notes sent out

  • April 13, 2020 Participant confirmation documents due

  • April 24, 2020 1st Session

  • May 29, 2020 2nd Session

  • June 26, 2020 3rd Session

  • July 31, 2020 4th Session

  • August 28, 2020 5th Session

  • September 25, 2020 6th Session

  • November, 2020 2020 Cohort Celebration!

  • April, 2021 2020 Cohort Reunion!

To learn more and apply, click here.