Since 2010, the Encore Fellowships program has built nonprofit capacity and a pathway to nonprofit careers for experienced adults. New funders in California are expanding the program to additional sectors and deepening the impact of existing programs:
- The City of San Jose will expand its pilot project placing encore fellows into civic fellowships. Mayor Sam Liccardo has committed $300,000 over three years to test and implement new fellowship models with a goal of developing a blueprint for other cities to leverage encore talent. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has added funding to for a further six fellows in that three year period.
- Health care giant Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefits Program is backing an Encore Physicians program, matching retired physicians with clinical roles in community health centers in California’s Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
- Heising-Simons Foundation is supporting a two year Encore Fellowships 2.0 pilot to increase the number of Silicon Valley-based Fellows who transition to nonprofit leadership roles after their Fellowships. That effort will enhance the Fellowship program’s impact and build a pipeline of nonprofit talent.
Published: February 7, 2019