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Proteus Fund is pleased to announce that applications for the 2012-2013 Diversity Fellowship are now being accepted.
Proteus Fund is a national grant making organization committed to advancing social justice through democracy, human rights and peace. The Diversity Fellowship complements Proteus' work in the areas of strategy development, research and fund management and our established partnerships with donors and foundations.
Proteus believes that philanthropy is deepened when it is reflective of the perspectives, life experiences, and issues relevant to our diverse society and particularly of the organizations and constituencies that philanthropy serves. Although the racial and ethnic demographics of our society continue to change, professional staff and trustees at many foundations do not reflect this diversity. The Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase diversity in philanthropy, meet the interest of emerging practitioners, help prepare them, and open doors for Black and African Americans, Latino/a and Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans. The Fellowship was founded and formerly housed by Associated Grant Makers.
Proteus Fund needs your help to identify and encourage potential candidates to apply for the 2011-2012 program year. We expect your suggested candidates will come from the nonprofit and corporate sectors with evidence of community or volunteer experience. Candidates will be considered based on knowledge, commitment, experience and skills and will be placed at foundations in and around Boston and Western Massachusetts. Applicants must currently reside in the United States and satisfy federal laws regarding employment eligibility verification.
The 2012 application can be found here: http://www.proteusfund.org/home/diversity-fellowship-open-application-period. The application is due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Further questions should be directed to program Director Tammy Dowley-Blackman at firstname.lastname@example.org.