Each year, we raise scholarship funds from funders who support the work of nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia five-county area and in southern New Jersey. Organizations are only eligible for scholarships if they have offices and serve clients in one of these areas.
You will also need to attach a separate letter, explaining why you and/or
organization are requesting scholarship support. Full directions are
given in the body of the Application Form.
TD Charitable Foundation will award grants to eligible organizations for their employees to attend courses that will enhance leadership development and job performance. To check on your organization's eligibility, please click here: TD Charitable Foundation Application Process. Applications are accepted throughout the year and must be submitted before the NELI Fellow begins to attend the certificate program.
The Valentine Foundation: The Valentine Foundation makes grants available through its Fund for Visionary Leadership, which provides a dedicated source of funding for leadership training for women executives.
The purpose of the Fund is to strengthen the organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Philadelphia region by: a) making current women leaders more effective, b) developing the next generation of women leaders, and c) fostering a community of women leaders. The RFP for this grant is usually announced in the spring. More information can be found at: Valentine Foundation.
Director of Program Development
YWCA Tri-County Area
“Gaining an understanding of the strategic planning process came at the perfect time for me. When I enrolled in the Ascending Leadership Certificate program, we were just beginning the strategic planning process at the YW. Since I was not familiar with strategic planning nor did I understand its purpose, I ordinarily would have been resistant to the process. Instead, NELI taught me the importance of the process and I began to look at it through a different lens.
I gained confidence and learned that it was important to bring my perspective, insight, and experiences to the table. I also realized that it was equally important to encourage my team to participate in the process. The skills that I acquired from participating in NELI have helped me transition into a more confident and effective leader."