The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) is now accepting applications for its 2009 Sabbatical Program. The $35,000 grant enables nonprofit executives to spend up to six months away from the workplace getting much needed time off. Deadline for applications is February 27, 2009.
"The health and well-being of a valuable executive leader not only affects the individual but the organization he or she runs," said Gary L. Yates, TCWF president and CEO. "Individuals leading and managing health-sector nonprofit organizations in California frequently work long hours for more than a decade without a break from these challenging positions. The Sabbatical was designed to help them rejuvenate and return with renewed energy and dedication."
Applications and eligibility information are available online under the Leadership section at www.tcwf.org. The application process is open to all organizations that meet the eligibility requirements.
Sabbatical recipients will be announced October 2009. The total award amount is $35,000 and will be in the form of a grant payable to the organization. Up to $30,000 is designated for salary. An additional $5,000 is designated to the organization for the professional development of managers and staff who will assume additional responsibilities in the absence of the sabbatical recipient.