The San Francisco Bay Area program consists of a Silicon Valley and a San Francisco/ East Bay Program. Launched by Encore.org in 2009, the Encore Fellows in the flagship program have delivered close to 100,000 hours of high impact work to local nonprofits.
Encore Fellowships match highly skilled, experienced professionals at the end of their midlife careers with social purpose organizations where they help nonprofits build their capacity.
Fellows bring a wealth of skills and life experience to their nonprofit hosts that can have a lasting impact. Frequently, a Fellow’s contribution goes far beyond their specific work assignment. Many become role models for other staff members and evolve into executive coaches and mentors in their organizations. The Fellows’ backgrounds and years of experience bring analytical thinking, management and operational expertise and maturity that strengthen the nonprofits in which they work.
During the Fellowship period (typically six to twelve months, half to full-time), Fellows commit to 1,000 hours of work at a nonprofit and earn a stipend of $25,000. In return, they are embedded as part of the nonprofit staff. The process of selection and matching is competitive focused on finding the best possible mutual match for both the nonprofit work host and the fellow candidate.
The cost for a nonprofit to participate in the San Francisco Bay Area Encore Fellows Program as a Work Host is $30,000 ($25,000 for the Fellow stipend plus a $5,000 program participation fee).
The San Francisco Bay Area Encore Fellows Program is sponsored by HP, Agilent Technologies, Cisco Systems, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation. Intel has sponsored many employees in Encore Fellowships.
The Silicon Valley Program covers fellowship opportunities in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
The San Francisco/East Bay Program covers fellowship opportunities in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Joaquin and Solano counties.
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The San Francisco Bay Area Encore Fellows Program accepts applications for both fellow candidates and nonprofit work hosts year round. To better meet the needs of nonprofits and the interests and availability of Fellow candidates, the Program moved to a rolling timeline seeking to find the best possible matches between nonprofits and Fellow candidates throughout the year.