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Senior International Fellows Program

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Senior International Fellows Program offers professional development through seminars, meetings with Third-Sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework.

The program is designed for decision-makers in community philanthropy who are committed to strengthening civil society capacity in countries around the globe. The ideal candidate is affiliated with a community foundation, place-based grantmaking organization or an institution that supports community foundation development.

Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York in midtown Manhattan, where they attend weekly seminars, explore the work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models. During the program, participants pursue an individualized research project and develop a professional presentation to disseminate their findings.

Generous program funding for the International Fellows Program is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.  Additional support is provided by other foundations and institutions, as well as Friends of the Fellows and program alumni from around the globe.