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Baldwin Leadership Program

Grants to Pennsylvania Individuals in Eligible
Locations to Enhance their Leadership Skills

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Lancaster County Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

07/21/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of $5,000 to Pennsylvania individuals in eligible locations for personal development activities to enhance their leadership skills. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a final application. Applicants will be engaged in monthly cohort meetings and informal gatherings throughout the year, an overnight retreat, and more. Applicants must reside in Lancaster County.

The Baldwin Leadership Program supports the personal leadership development of individuals in Lancaster County. The 18-month program includes monthly cohort meetings and informal gatherings throughout the year, an overnight retreat, and more. Baldwin Leaders represent a strong cadre of 54 alumnae who reflect the diversity of the community.

The Cohort Experience:

The 18-month program seeks to spark curiosity for growth and leadership development. The timeline provides supportive group engagement and resources to amplify each applicant's personally designed project.

  • Grant Overview: October 28, 2021 (2:30pm – 3:30 pm)
  • 2021 Workshops: December 6
  • 2022 Workshops: January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
  • 2023 Workshops: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1
  • Completion report: Due September 29, 2023
  • Virtual Cohort Meetings: Meetings are 2-hrs (the cohort will select the time); Tentative retreat planned fall 2022
  • Workshop attendance is required. Failure to maintain grant requirements may affect the ability to apply for future grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181598

Number of Grants:

10 local leaders

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual awards are up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: September 16, 2021 to September 15, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Individuals must either be employed or be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization that is registered with or exempt from the PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations, and have an annual Form 990
- Audited or reviewed (not compiled, not a 990) financial statement within 12 months, prepared by an independent CPA firm
- A current board of directors’ roster
- Funds may not be used for any other purpose than pursuit of the Baldwin Leaders’ individually focused program
- Applications are limited to one applicant per organization

Pre-proposal Conference:

Baldwin Leadership
- Info Session
- March 31, 2021
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm on Zoom

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Pre-Application Information:

- March 3: Application opens
- June 23: Draft applications due for staff feedback (optional). Drafts saved but not submitted will NOT receive feedback.
- Start a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Baldwin Leadership Program by July 14 @ 11:59 pm. You must complete the LOI before you can start the full application.
- The final application deadline is July 21 @ 11:59 pm.
- Award Notification (yes or no) - September 16, 2021 by 5 PM

Application Process and Timeline:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Direct questions to:
Fran Rodriguez
Senior Program Officer

Lancaster County Community Foundation
24 W King Street, Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 397-1629

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Lancaster County


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