The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship Program is designed to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations in Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

Strengthening Non-Profit Organizations
The Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for leading non-profit organizations to recruit recent college graduates in order to develop future leaders in the education and youth development fields.

The program provides the funding to partner host organizations to hire Fellows for two years to provide direct service to youth/children served by the organization as well as to work on special projects designed to strengthen the organization.

Our partners are leading non-profit organizations in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Our Fellows contribute significantly to their host organizations through direct service and project work.

Grooming Future Leaders
It is the Foundation’s hope that Fellows receive experiences through their direct service and project work at their host organizations that will launch them onto successful careers.

Fellows also benefit from having a mentor from the Foundation as well as participating in two training retreats per year. These training opportunities are designed to ensure that the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows from several organizations can share their experiences, expertise and benefit from discussions with leading youth development professionals.

Fellows are recruited from colleges including Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Harvard, Oberlin and Tufts.