The Diversity Fellowship is a Proteus Fund special project.
The Diversity Fellowship is a Proteus Fund special project. The mission of the program is to identify, recruit and cultivate emerging practitioners of color who represent the next generation of philanthropic leaders and offer them training, support and strong community. Click here for more information about current and prior Diversity Fellowship participants.
The Diversity Fellowship is an innovative model with a successful track record of identifying and cultivating talented professionals of color interested in entering the philanthropic sector. The year-long program places Fellows in foundations to work on major projects in the areas of community needs, education, affordable housing, global issues, the environment and youth development.
Fellows spend four days per week working in their assigned foundation and on Fridays will spend time collaborating in a Learning Community. Fellows will have the benefit of guest speakers, structured professional connections, travel to conferences and professional development.
Proteus Fund is a national grant making organization committed to advancing social justice through democracy, human rights and peace. The Diversity Fellowship complements Proteus' work in the areas of strategy development, research and fund management and our established partnerships with donors and foundations.
Proteus believes that philanthropy is deepened when it is reflective of the perspectives, life experiences, and issues relevant to our diverse society and particularly of the organizations and constituencies that philanthropy serves. Although the racial and ethnic demographics of our society continue to change, professional staff and trustees at many foundations do not reflect this diversity. The Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase diversity in philanthropy, meet the interest of emerging practitioners, help prepare them, and open doors for Black and African Americans, Latino/a and Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans. The Fellowship was founded and formerly housed by Associated Grant Makers.