Elias Announces Second Cohort Activist Fellowship Program 2019

ELIAS FOUNDATION ACTIVIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2019 SECOND COHORT – OPEN FOR NEW LETTERS OF INTEREST

The Elias Foundation is excited to once again announce this opportunity for Fellowships in underserved communities. We are accepting Letters of Interest from activists in the Hudson Valley working in local movement building in communities hardest hit by injustice and inequality.

Please note: the deadline for sending a Letter of Interest is September 30, 2019.  

The goal of this program is to strengthen and build social justice movements by developing activists’ skills and capacities in the Hudson Valley.  The Elias Foundation hopes to identify and support the work of people from the grassroots and frontline communities. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who self-define as low-income, people of color, indigenous, immigrant, women, trans, gender nonconforming, LGBT and/or queer, youth, working class and disabled.

Each awardee will receive a total of $90,000 over five years of support ($25,000 for the first three years, $10,000 in fourth year and $5,000 for the final year). This support is aimed at people working in underserved communities who would not normally have access to this kind of funding.

To read more about the Fellowship, the criteria for applying and information on Letters of Interest, please visit the Elias Foundation website.

You can also contact Polly Withers at [email protected]org if you have any questions or would like to nominate someone. Thank you.

Jackie Mann
President
Elias Foundation