The Cummings-AFP Fellows Program, funded through a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation, is available to organizations in Suffolk, Essex and Middlesex counties. While all applicants will be considered, this program is placing a special emphasis on awarding these scholarships to small and mid-sized organizations, and individuals with 5 years or less of direct fundraising experience.
An organization can nominate one individual to be able to use the entire $1,000 award for training and networking programs offered by AFP Massachusetts, or can nominate two individuals to share the award. A list of programs for which this award can be used may be found at AFP Massachusetts educational programs
If an individual leaves a recipient organization during the year they are receiving Cummings-AFP Fellowship funding, and the entire monetary award has not been used, the remaining funds stay with the organization and may be shifted for use by another individual within the organization. The organization must notify AFP MA of this change.
Award recipients will be notified by early-mid October 2021 and the awarded fellowships will be active through August 31, 2022, including attendance to the AFP Conference on January 11, 2022.