Each year, we raise scholarship funds from funders who support the work of nonprofit and public sector organizations in the Philadelphia five-county area, (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.) Organizations are only eligible for scholarships if they have offices in one or more of these counties and serve consumers in one or more of these counties. A limited number of partial scholarships are reserved for Fellows with the greatest need. No full scholarships are available.
If you are interested in a scholarship, please click here to complete the Scholarship Application Form.
First, please print out the a blank copy of the Scholarship Application Form and review all the questions. Collect all the information you will need BEFORE you go online to complete the form. Once you go online, you will need to fill out all of the fields and attach your Application Essay and Resume. If you leave the Application Form without completing all the fields and attachments, you will not be able to Save and re-enter this form. Instead, you will need to start an completely new form.
TD Charitable Foundation will award grants to eligible organizations for
their employees to attend courses that will enhance job performance. To check on your organization's eligibility, and review guidelines, please click here:
TD Charitable Foundation Application Process.
Applications must be submitted before the NELI Fellow begins
to attend the certificate program.
The Philadelphia Foundation: As part of a larger leadership development project, organizations can apply for funding for individual staff members to participate in NELI's Executive Leadership Certificate through The Philadelphia Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Grants. To learn more, please click here: Organizational Effectiveness.
"Since participating in NELI,
I have become a more reflective
and responsive leader. I have also become a bolder leader, willing to make difficult decisions and move forward with a clearer intention.
The skills I learned in change management and planning helped
me think broadly about our next
year of operations, and as a result we are now working toward a major restructuring and relocation.
More than anything, NELI helped me find the courage to make big change in the organization, rather than to sit back and let the status quo continue."
Erin DeCou, Executive Director
Neighborhood Bike Works