The Claneil Foundation is in the process of revising its grant guidelines. We will not be accepting Letters of Intent for the remainder of the year. Revised 2017 guidelines and program revisions will be made available by early October 2016. Please check back then for updated information.

Emerging Leaders Fund

T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, GirlTrek (Washington, DC)

The Emerging Leaders Fund is designed to support the critical role that emerging leaders play in creating positive change. The Foundation recognizes that these individuals and their organizations face unique internal and external challenges: they devote time and energy to the everyday demands of building an organization while developing new thinking, trying untested approaches and cultivating broader networks.  To provide critical support for these leaders and their organizations, the Foundation awards a four-year general operating grant totaling $200,000 to each recipient’s organization.  Each grantee organization also has access to up to $10,000 in professional development funds to support its designated leader(s). Recipients are selected based on their creative vision, leadership capacity, potential for impact, and commitment to innovation and learning in one or more of the Foundation’s interest areas. This grant program is focused primarily on early stage organizations located in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

Please note that the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for this grant program.