Fellowship Program

The Women Give San Diego (WGSD) Fellowship Program aims to diversify our membership, to be more inclusive and representative of the communities that we serve in order to build a stronger organization, foster more informed grantmaking, and cultivate connections among women who might not otherwise meet. 

We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive community, striving to be part of a stronger, more vibrant society that lifts up and works for all women. Click here to learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 


Fellowship Program applicants should:

  • Represent a diverse community, including but not limited to: ethnically or racially diverse communities, economically diverse communities, the ADA community, LGBTQIA community, or veteran/military community
  • Demonstrate a barrier to joining WGSD through traditional membership methods
  • Bring a diverse perspective to WGSD
  • Be 18 or older and a San Diego County resident
  • Not be a current member of WGSD


Fellowship Program recipients receive the following benefits for the duration of their Fellowship:

  • WGSD membership underwritten for one year, with the opportunity for one additional year; second year renewal is based on meeting the Fellowship Program expectations outlined below
  • Membership to Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties and related resources
  • Invitations to community events, based on availability


Fellowship Program recipients are expected to:

  • Regularly attend and participate in WGSD meetings, programs, and events
  • Join one or more WGSD Leadership Teams 

If able, Fellowship Program recipients are encouraged to continue standard (paid) membership in WGSD at the conclusion of the Fellowship period.

Application Process

  • To be considered for the WGSD Fellowship Program, applicants must complete our online application
  • While none of the questions in the application are required, we encourage you to share freely, to the extent you are comfortable, so that the WGSD team can get a complete picture of who you are during the application review process
  • Fellowship applications are reviewed monthly, on a rolling basis
  • Applicants will be notified via email of their application status  

Thank you for your interest in the WGSD Fellowship Program. If you have questions or need assistance, please email fellowships@womengivesd.org


To apply to the Women Give San Diego Fellowship Program, please complete our online application.