Bringing together leaders of color toward fuller justice and equity for all.
The San Antonio Area Foundation is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for personal growth and professional development as part of the Area Foundation’s commitment to advancing equity, building the capacity of our nonprofit sector and strengthening the leaders of nonprofit organizations in San Antonio. Modeled after the Multicultural Leadership Academy in Chicago, the San Antonio Equity Fellowship is a six-month transformational leadership program focused on bringing together leaders of color who are committed to constructively altering societal conditions toward fuller justice and equity for all. The SA Equity Fellowship will provide a series of monthly leadership sessions to nonprofits leaders in the four Area Foundation impact areas of Cultural Vibrancy, Livable and Resilient Communities, Successful Aging and Youth Success.
The ideal candidate should be committed to social change, policy impact, and/or community improvement that serve communities of color throughout San Antonio. Applicants may be board members, executive directors or senior program staff at their sponsoring organization.
The SA Equity Fellowship will result in strengthened leadership for community impact, increased cross-cultural understanding, bolstered community collaboration to address pressing social issues, and a network of diverse leaders who will be able to call upon each other in the future.
As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a letter of support from their employer and a letter of recommendation from a professional reference. Individuals considering applying should begin reaching out to their references now, to ensure references are received before the submission deadline.
Participants are expected to be present for the following full day class sessions:
Please block 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for each of the class days above. Participation in all class sessions is mandatory.
Each participant will be assigned to an Impact Team that will need to meet periodically over the course the cohort. Teams will be responsible for scheduling their meeting times. This is a required part of the cohort participation.
The deadline to apply is August 18, 2023.
Core learning competencies include:
Interested individuals can apply here. Yes, this is the same place you would go to submit a grant application. You will need to create a new user account if you don’t already have one to access the application.
We will select up to 24 applicants.
The program is designed to be relational – with that in mind we intentionally planned for all the sessions to be in person. They will not be recorded. Keeping in mind safety and COVID-19 positivity rates, some class sessions may be moved to a virtual format if deemed necessary.
Yes. Due to the relational nature and foundation of building trust within the cohort, it is expected that Fellows participate in all class sessions. We suggest you hold the session dates on your calendar now in case you are selected.
The fee is due once your application has been accepted and participation in the Equity Fellowship is confirmed. This is not an application fee. There is no fee to apply.