Leadership Grants advance the skills and leadership of Switzer Fellows by creating a project or position for a fellow at a nonprofit organization. Leadership grants may address any environmental issue; however, there must be a clear partnership to build the organization’s capacity and elevate the fellow’s leadership on a critical environmental issue. One-year grants of up to $60,000 are available to support the fellow’s salary and/or project expenses.
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation has four grant programs to support and foster environmental leaders.
The cornerstone of all of our programs is the Switzer Fellowship. Twenty new Switzer Fellows are selected each year. Once selected, fellows become part of the Switzer Network, an engaged and supportive community that allows fellows to connect with each other, continue their professional and leadership development, and increase their impact as environmental leaders. Switzer Fellowship alumni are also eligible for the foundation’s other grant programs, which are designed to offer a spectrum of support throughout a fellow’s career.