Gratitude Network Fellowship Application 2021 for Social Entrepreneurs

Gratitude Network Fellowship Application 2021 for Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: August 14, 2020

Gratitude Network Fellowship Application 2021 for Social Entrepreneurs

The Gratitude Network Fellowship 2021 Application is open. This is a leadership development program for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program designed to help social entrepreneurs scale their organizations to the next level and therefore expand their impact.

The Gratitude Network Fellowship supports the leaders of growth stage social impact organizations (non-profit or for-profit) serving children and youth.  Through a year-long virtual leadership development program, the Gratitude Network helps the leaders of these organizations expand their impact. To date, we have supported over 110 Fellows working in over 55 countries serving 33M children and youth.

The 2021 Gratitude Fellowship starts in January 2021. The average monthly time commitment for a Gratitude Fellow is 5 hours and additional time commitment for the Gratitude Leadership Summit in June 2021.


  • Focus on leadership development to grow leaders who in turn grow their organizations
  • Focus on key leadership areas including:
    • Vision, Strategy, and Objectives
    • Organization and Team
    • Execution
    • Personal Leadership Development
  • Offer varied opportunities for Connection
  • Provide multiple avenues into the Network for support and learning


  • Coaching: Are matched and meet monthly with a highly-skilled Leadership Coach
  • Learning: Regularly scheduled topic based Webinars
  • Advising: Receive support from Expert Advisors to tackle operational and execution issues
  • Leadership Summit: Have the opportunity to attend the Gratitude Network’s annual Leadership Summit – a multi-day networking, learning and collaboration event
  • Network: Remain a valued member of the Gratitude Network Alumni and family — for future events and ongoing activities
  • Connection: Meet regularly with their peer Fellows for networking, problem solving, and partnership.
  • Visibility: Are given visibility on the Gratitude Network website, social media, newsletter and various virtual and live events


  • Leaders from Organizations serving children/youth are invited to apply
  • Both nonprofit and for profit social enterprises are eligible.

In order to be considered for the Fellowship, Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Social enterprise is at least one-year old.
  • Social enterprise must have at least two full-time employees (including the Applicant).
  • Social enterprise’s beneficiaries must primarily be children/youth.
  • Social enterprise must be serving children/youth in one of the following categories:
    • Education such as school systems, training of teachers, education technology, and early childhood programs as well as how/what children learn at school or outside of the classroom (e.g. after-school or summer programs).
    • Health and Wellbeing such as addressing children’s basic needs, including poverty alleviation, nutrition, water, safe shelter, disease prevention, mental health, and social-emotional health.
    • Children’s Rights such as protecting children and families from abuse, exploitation, trafficking, incarceration, and other harm, as well as other advocacy.
  • Applicant is committed full‐time to the social enterprise organization.
  • Applicant has strategic decision making power for the social enterprise as the organization’s Founder/Co-Founder, Executive Director, CEO, or similar level role.
  • Applicant will not be receiving formal coaching/mentoring support during Gratitude Fellowship year (2020).
  • Applicant and social enterprise organization are interested and ready to scale the organization.
  • Applicant is able to commit to the time commitments of the Fellowship.


The deadline to complete Part 1 of the application is August 14, 2020.  The deadline to complete Part 2 of the application is August 28, 2020.  Selected applicants meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will be invited to complete Part 2 of the application.

  1. Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020 – A preliminary questionnaire designed to confirm alignment with the Fellowship eligibility standards. Applicants who meet the requirements will be invited to complete Part 2 of the application.
  2. Submission Deadline: August 28, 2020 For Invited Applicants Part 2 of the application includes additional questions and requests designed to share more information about the Applicant and organization.
  3. Submission Deadline: November 2020 Finalists will be invited to submit additional information on their Applicant and organization. Finalists will also be invited to an individual or group interview with the Gratitude Network.


For more Information: 2021 Gratitude Network Fellowship Application