Fund for Visionary Leadership

The 2016 Leadership Fund applications are now closed.


Click below for a copy of the 2016 RFP (for informational purposes only):




Leadership grant online application (closed).

Having trouble with the online application?

Click to see the written instructions.

Fund for Visionary Leadership

The Valentine Fund for Visionary Leadership is a separate endowment managed by the Valentine Foundation. Created in 2005, this endowment provides a dedicated source of funding for leadership training for women executives in the non-profit sector. The purpose of the Fund is to strengthen the organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Philadelphia region by:

  • making current women leaders more effective,
  • developing the next generation of women leaders, and
  • fostering a community of women leaders.

Note: Applications to the Valentine Fund for Visionary Leadership are separate from applications to the Valentine Foundation. The guidelines and criteria for approval are distinct and decisions affecting one request will not necessarily apply to any other. Organizations are eligible to apply to both Valentine Foundation and the Fund for Visionary Leadership in the same grant year.

Grants will only be made to qualifying organizations and will not be made to individuals. For previous grantees, the Grant Reporting Form can be downloaded at the button to the right.


Leadership Fund Committee Members:

  • Mary McTernan, Co-Chair
  • Alexandra Samuels, Co-Chair
  • Martha Davis
  • Ann Ricksecker
  • Nancy Kirby
  • Frances Vilella-Velez
  • Cheryl Weiss