Applications Open for HIP’s Líderes Fellowship

More than ever, it is critical that Latinxs have a seat at the table at the institutions whose policies, funding, and direct services will impact the Latinx community in the decades to come.

HIP’s Líderes Fellowship cultivates mid-career Latinxs working in philanthropy and nonprofits by gaining knowledge, learning new practices, and building relationships within a network that supports their ability to advance and thrive.

The HIP Líderes Fellowship looks to develop a new kind of Latinx leader with the moral imperative to address inequities. A new Latinx Líder must be an advocate for the Latinx community and must be able to take action to make the philanthropic sector more equitable. HIP Líderes break down barriers and challenge the status quo while building a community of peers in which they can trust and develop meaningful long-lasting relationships.

The HIP Líderes program promotes social justice and contributes to dismantling systems of oppression and works towards the creation of an anti-racist philanthropic sector. The program is centered around the HIP Líder to further develop their leadership skills, executive presence, healing and vision for social justice. The fellowship promotes reflective practices through a social justice and racial equity lens.

The Program

Through the fellowship, a diverse group of mid-career professionals from the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors—including indigenous, Afro, women, and LGBTQI Latinxs—gain the knowledge, skills, and networks to thrive. The interactive program includes:

  • An in-person or virtual welcome focused on building collective power through new professional relationships.
  • Learning sessions within monthly communities of practice that build an understanding of systemic racism and support individual and collective agency in changing oppressive systems.
  • Access to seasoned social sector professionals as thought partners and coaches.
  • Access to a community where mid-career Latinxs find the support to become thought leaders and field influencers.
  • Creation of collaborative environments between potential funders and change-makers.
  • An in-person or virtual closing retreat to celebrate lessons learned and reaffirm relationships within the cohort. (If the context allows it.)
  • An initiation into a national Latinx leadership network.

The Impact

Through the program, Líderes gain an increased awareness about their leadership style and their role in transforming the social sector and next steps they can put into action right away.

The program helps Líderes:

  • Increase their agency to take action toward achieving personal goals and promoting equity within the sector
  • Learn how to apply a micro-to-macro analysis of how to navigate and promote change within various systems
  • Gain a network of deep, meaningful peer relationships nationally that foster alliance building and professional growth
  • Develop their ability to take care of their physical, mental, and spiritual health

Who Should Apply

You are a good candidate for this one-of-a-kind leadership development opportunity if you are:

  • An individual who wants to learn with and from your peers and experienced field professionals;
  • Invested in navigating and transforming organizational and sector dynamics associated with policies, practices, and culture that are aligned with the values of justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity; 
  • Working in  the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

More specifically:

  • Mid-career Latinx professionals working in the social sector, including philanthropy and nonprofits.
  • Líderes who have the courage to work in the intellectual and emotional complexity of the intersections in which we all live, including race, class, education, gender identity, ability, etc.
  • Latinxs who represent the beautiful diversity of our comunidad, including indigenous, Afro, women, and LGBTQI Latinxs.

*Priority will be given to candidates from the South and Midwest

What is Expected

The Líderes Fellowship Program is an interactive experience that kicks off with an orientation retreat followed by monthly virtual community of practice sessions. Líderes are given opportunities to deepen their learning and integrate practices between sessions. Líderes will develop learning plans and be given opportunities to grow as social sector professionals.


We are now accepting applications for the fellowship. The application and program timeline is as follows:

  • Application deadline: May 14, 2021
  • Announcement about acceptances: Mid-July 2021
  • Program starts: September 2021
  • Program ends: June 2022

If you want to learn more about the program watch this video.



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About Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is on a mission to strengthen Latinx leadership, influence and equity by leveraging philanthropic resources, and doing so with an unwavering focus on social justice and shared prosperity across the Americas. As the leader of a transnational network of foundations, donors, and nonprofits, we are making impactful investments in the Latinx community and developing our leaders so they can effectively address the most pressing issues impacting communities in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Please Spread the Word!

If you know anyone who might be interested in the fellowship, please encourage them to apply! Feel free to post the message below:

“Help build the next generation of Latinx philanthropic leaders. HIP’s Líderes Fellowship empowers a new generation of Latinxs to step into leadership positions in the public sector. Apply to be a #HIPLideres today with @BeHipGive.”