July 13 Gen-I NOW: Christensen Fund Fellowship


‘Ano’ai / Ano’ai käkou (Greeting to two or more people in the Hawaiian language)!

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Christensen Fund Fellowship in Philanthropy
The Christensen Fund is offering a two-year Fellowship, based in San Francisco, to an early- to mid-career professional with strong Indigenous connections, a unique opportunity to deeply learn about philanthropy thru extensive hands-on grant making experience, individual coaching, and mentorship. The Fellow will lead grant making in The Christensen Fund Bay Area Program and contribute to several other projects across the Fund. The Fellowship will include dedicated time for personal cultural study/practice (such as language learning, art, music or dance)—to be defined by the Fellow. The online application can be found HERE:


  • A graduate degree or 5-7 years of experience in an environmental or social science field, along with knowledge of biocultural diversity, environmental socio-ecological resilience and/or the issues facing Indigenous Peoples in the United States.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the visions and struggles of Indigenous Peoples to secure their development, cultural integrity and environmental heritage.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.


  • Submit an application packet to programresumes@christensenfund.org by Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5pm PST. A complete application packet consists of the following four items:
    • Cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the Fellowship
    • Résumé (CV)
    • Responses to essay questions
    • Three references


  • Application deadline is Monday, August 8, 2016.

For more information

For more information, including additional instructions, guidelines, essay questions and any additional questions please visit the Christensen Fund fellowship page.


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