Encore Fellowships

Matching skilled, seasoned professionals
with social purpose organizations in
high-impact, paid assignments.

How Encore Fellowships Work

The Encore Fellowships program achieves impact with a proven formula that connects the interests and know-how of four key players:

Experienced, skilled professionals in
high-impact assignments

Social-purpose organizations in need of experienced talent

Community or organization-based leads that make the match and ensure success

Corporations, foundations or agencies that fund fellowships as part of HR or social change

Encore Fellows Get Results

Since 2009, thousands of Encore Fellows have provided over 1.7 million hours of service, contributing the equivalent of more than $170 million to not-for-profit organizations
in over 50 metropolitan areas

How to Find an Encore Fellows Program

Encore Fellowship opportunities are available through:
Regional programs in 8 states and 10 metropolitan areas
Sponsored programs operated in partnership with corporations, foundations and others

“Encore Fellowships are a bold and timely idea that wows us . . . the kind of innovative thinking that can transform lives and change our world.”


NPR Covers Encore Fellowships

“Not everyone who reaches so-called retirement age is ready to retire,” observes NPR's Ina Jaffe in a Morning Edition piece about our Encore Fellowships program, which offers corporate professionals a pathway to use their skills for the greater good. Jaffe visited...

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