Explore the Initiators Fellowship program to see if it’s a fit for you or someone you know.

What is the Initiators Fellowship?
Through a friendly yet competitive selection process, the program awards up to eight fellowships and provides training, mentoring and guidance—plus $30,000 annually for two years—to support Fellows and their social enterprise ideas.

Am I eligible?
Applications are encouraged from passionate and emerging social entrepreneurs within the Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative areas.

How Do I apply?
Applications are submitted online and include a written form, resume, letter of reference and a short video. The initial pool of applicants will be narrowed down to 15 finalists from which eight Fellows—two from each region—will be selected.

Attend an informational webinar starting at 11:15 am on Tuesday, May 18, to learn more about the Initiators Fellowship.