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ECFG Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship 2024

ECFG Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship 2024

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ECFG Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship 2024

Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) is seeking 3-5 youth leaders, aged 18-25, to join the pilot learning year of the Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship, a unique fellowship program designed for young changemakers passionate about shaping the future of philanthropy.


The Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship program designed for youth leaders and activists navigating the bridge between adolescence and professional life. As educators, advisors, and advocates to the ECFG secretariat and its members, the YIP Fellowship aims to amplify youth perspectives in the philanthropic field. We seek to recruit a cohort of 3-5 individuals, aged 18-25, to co-design the fellowship during its pilot year. While specific activities will be collaboratively designed, fellows can anticipate engaging in capacity-building exercises that foster intergenerational collaboration and networking, while they learn alongside and contribute their expertise to ECFG members. Across the three phases of onboarding, co-designing, and project implementation, fellows will refine their individual focus and goals within the network’s activities. The pilot year of the YIP fellowship will be kicked off in person at ECFG’s AGM on June 4-6 in Nairobi, Kenya.

It is our intention, contingent on funding, that graduates of the YIP Fellowship will, at the end of year one, move forward to join the YouthBridge Collective, an optional second-year fellowship alumni program that will advise on future iterations of the YIP fellowship and act as mentors to the next cohort of fellows, among other influencing activities driven by the collective.

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  • Each YIP fellow will receive a total annual stipend of $2000 in recognition of their time, efforts, and data expenses.
  • Additionally, ECFG will cover travel and accommodations, and provide a daily per diem for the ECFG AGM in Nairobi.

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Eligibility of Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship

  • Age: 18-25 years old.
  • Participation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) requires possession of an active, valid passport.
  • Proficiency in conversational English is necessary to maximize engagement during in-person interactions with members.
  • Due to current limitations (which we seek to change in the future), fellows will only receive compensation via wire transfer to a traditional bank account; therefore, access to such an account is required. Compensation via Western Union transfers is not available.
  • Individuals who possess a foundational understanding of philanthropic practices and demonstrate an interest in effecting change in this field are preferred. This understanding may have been acquired through involvement in youth-led organizations or movements, participation in youth advisory councils, activism, engagement in participatory grantmaking initiatives, or other experiences.
  • Fellows should be occasionally available within the hours of 2-6pm GMT Tues-Thursday to participate in ECFG member meetings and maximize engagement opportunities.
  • Although location is not a strict requirement, preference will be given to fellows residing in ECFG-member funding regions, which include Southern Africa, the Asia Pacific region, the Americas (particularly Latin America), Europe (particularly Eastern Europe), and the UK.
  • Preference will be given to fellows with a particular interest or expertise in areas aligned with the focus of ECFG members. Some ECFG and member focus areas include mental health, parent/caregiver support and family strengthening, holistic education, participation in philanthropy, decolonization of philanthropic practices, and gender-expansive programming. While currently less active within the network, efforts are underway to increase member engagement in areas such as climate justice, LGBTQI+ rights, and disability rights.
  • ECFG aims to engage a diverse cohort of young people that reflect the communities served by its members globally. Therefore, applications from individuals from the Global South, as well as Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized races, persons with disability, and those who identify as gender-diverse and/or LGBTQI, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Application for Youth for Impactful Philanthropy (YIP) Fellowship

To apply, please complete this Application Form. As part of the form, you will be asked to:

  • Confirm that you meet the fellowship requirements
  • Provide brief written answers to five questions
  • Upload a brief (1-2 minute) introductory video (you will not be judged on video quality)
  • Provide contact information for a reference related to the experiences shared in the application
  • Optional: You will have the opportunity to attach any other materials that you’d like to include to help us get to know you (artwork, blog or article, CV, video, website, social media page, etc)


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline26 April,2024
OrganizerElevate Children Funders Group



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