CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change


Executive Leadership Institute for CEOs

Apply now to be part of our next class of CEOs!

The Executive Leadership Institute is a year-long learning opportunity focusing exclusively on community leadership for community foundation CEOs.

Community foundation
for ELI

ELI for CEOs
Application is due
January 10, 2020

Contact Caroline Merenda, at

As local needs grow, community foundations are stepping up and using their many assets to work with residents and partners across sectors to tackle tough issues. ELI reflects a growing recognition in the field that the practice of community leadership requires specific skills and strategies.

Who should participate in ELI? Community foundation CEOs:

Program Details

This year-long program includes three, two-day small group, face-to-face meetings and facilitated peer advising. The fee to participate is $6,950, with a 5% discount for 2019 or 2020 investors in CFLeads, plus travel and accommodation.

For more details about ELI for CEOs, download our program overview below.

ELI for CEOs Program Overview


Applications are due January 10, 2020, and should be submitted to Caroline Merenda, Director of Operations and Program Services, at

Decisions will be announced on January 31, 2020.
*Note: If you are interested in applying but are unable to make one or more of the meeting dates listed in the application, please make note of this limitation in your application and provide alternative dates you would be available.

Download Application