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Momentum Fellowship, Philanthropy Northwest

The Organization


The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Fellows will be placed in the following foundations: Collins Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Rasmuson Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation and Women’s Foundation of Oregon.

Philanthropy Northwest is excited about the potential for this program to help expand pathways for diverse professionals interested in philanthropy and to broaden the diversity of viewpoints within the sector. To learn more about the fellowship visit our website.

Position Overview

What Will Fellows Do?

Fellows will be placed in two-year full-time positions at host foundations, specific to host foundation needs described in the fellow position description. Over the course of a program designed by Philanthropy Northwest, Momentum Fellows will receive professional development and networking opportunities. This includes peer-learning retreats, trainings offered through Philanthropy Northwest, networking and professional coaching.

Who Should Apply?

High-potential individuals who have a commitment to bringing new perspectives, ideas and viewpoints into the field by their ability to bring a lens of equity and inclusion to their work. Candidates should come from a community that is currently underrepresented in philanthropy, such as a community of color, LGBTQ, disability or other group. Fellows’ levels of professional experience may vary — please see individual job descriptions for eligibility requirements. Preference will be given to past or present residents of the Pacific Northwest, with a willingness to commit to service in the region.

How To Apply


Applications for the Momentum Fellowship are currently open until April 5, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit our website.

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