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Who should apply:

  • Leaders ages 25-40 interested in learning, engaging, and broadening their impact through philanthropy and strategic giving

View the tentative syllabus here

What you can expect out of the program:

  • The program is divided into two sections:
    • Framework - building the foundation for your personal strategy and learning about the landscape of philanthropy in North Texas
    • Grantmaking "lab" - with the cohort, go through an abbreviated grantmaking process from drafting a mission statement to granting funding to one or more nonprofits
  • Monthly meetings from January to August
    • Time and location varies to accomodate different schedules
    • Must attend at least two out of the first four sessions to participate in grantmaking
  • Hear from engaging speakers and community leaders
  • Site visits to a variety of effective nonprofit organizations in Dallas
  • Opportunity to grant funding (provided by donors) to one or more nonprofits
  • Optional volunteerism and networking opportunities
PLEASE NOTE: The 2021-22 cohort sessions will be in person, but we'll continue to monitor CDC guidelines and recommendations for in-person events.

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