Increase the pool of leaders with the vision, drive and ability to make changes that benefit large numbers of children and families.
Provide Fellows with intensive learning opportunities such as group seminars and individual coaching to build their leadership skills using a results-based leadership approach.
Select participants who are accomplished executives who have already made a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and families and have set their sights on doing more.
Children and Family Fellows are working in leadership positions serving children and families in communities around the country, and continue collaboration through the Children and Family Fellows Network.
The Foundation’s $2.2 million direct investment in Fellowship mini-grants has yielded impressive returns, including $29.3 million in additional funds leveraged and critical changes to government systems and operations in 11 states or municipalities.
Since launching in 1993, nine cohorts have participated in the Children and Family Fellowship. Learn more about the leaders who participated in each class.