Criteria & Application


  • Woman and woman identifying, of color
  • Emerging leadership position in a nonprofit organization in greater Chicago, this can include the following positions: new executive directors, program directors, organizing directors, policy directors, lead organizers, etc.
  • Currently funded by a Cultivate participating foundation
  • 2-6 years’ experience in the non-profit sector
  • Can commit to attending the Cultivate orientation and six (6) sessions (one every month)
  • Can commit to participating in ten (10) hours individual coaching with an Executive Coach

Foundation Partners

Other Supporting Foundations


Application Deadline:

Next application will open on September 2021

If you meet the outlined Criteria, you can choose to submit your application and résumé by doing one of the following:

Complete Application Online

Complete and submit your application online and upload your résumé

apply online

Download then Email Application

Download, complete the application, and email it, along with your résumé to:

download application

Applicants will be notified of decisions approximately three (3) weeks after deadline.

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