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The process of preparing for the sabbatical led to permanent organizational shifts that made us more effective.
Do you want to take three months to six months off to focus on yourself, your family or your personal aspirations? Do you want your organization to strengthen its resources and deepen its capacity to function well, even when you’re not there?
If you answered yes to the above questions, then consider applying for a Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Award. Since 2003, 92 individuals and their organizations have benefited from this gift of time and money.
We will award up to eight $40,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to improving health and wellness in their communities. The organization may use up to $30,000 of the award to pay for the executive directors’ salaries and benefits. The remaining funds are to go toward professional development for staff and interim leadership.
All applications must be received by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Grant recipients of the 2018 Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Award will be notified by September 2018.
This downloadable guide provides step-by-step instructions for submitting a Cal Wellness Sabbatical Program Award application using the Cal Wellness Grants Portal. Download the Award Application Guide (PDF). If you have any other questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (818) 702-1970.
Cal Wellness will host a 60-minute informational webinar on Wednesday, March 14 at 1PM. for organizations interested in applying for the sabbatical award. Attendance is voluntary, and participation will have no bearing on the selection of awardee organizations. Register for the webinar.
CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – To be eligible, individuals must meet the following criteria.
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