HIP Líderes Fellowship

A leadership program for mid-career Latines working in philanthropy and nonprofits.


The Líderes fellowship cultivates a diverse group of mid-career Latines in philanthropy and nonprofits to promote systemic change through racial healing in a safe environment that supports their ability to advance equity in the field while strengthening their professional development and fostering new relationships.


More than ever, it is critical that Latines have a seat at the table at the institutions whose policies, funding, and direct services will impact the Latine community in the decades to come. Yet, only a handful of senior executives within the Philanthropy sector are Latine.

Through the program, Líderes gain increased awareness about their role in transforming the social sector and next steps they can put into action right away. The program helps Líderes:

– Increase their agency towards achieving personal goals and promoting equity within the sector.
– Learn how to apply a micro-to-macro analysis of how to navigate and promote change within various systems.
– Gain a network of deep, meaningful peer relationships nationally that foster alliance building and professional growth.
– Develop their ability to take care of their physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Increase the number of Latine leaders in positions of power and influence across philanthropic, nonprofit, and other sectors who apply a racial equity and racial justice lens to their work with the intent of achieving social justice and prosperity across the Americas. Learn more about the LAN

Value Proposition

The HIP Líderes Fellowship looks to develop a new kind of Latine leader with the moral imperative to address inequities. A new Latine Líder must be an advocate for the Latine community and must be able to take action to make the philanthropic sector more equitable. HIP Líderes break down barriers and challenge the status quo while building a community of peers in which they can trust and develop meaningful long-lasting relationships.

The program promotes reflective practices through a social justice and racial equity lens, contributes to dismantling systems of oppression, and works towards the creation of a philanthropic sector that truly represents the communities it serves.

Extending beyond the program, HIP Líderes gain access to a robust and unique community within the Latine philanthropic space. Visit our FAQ for more info.


The Fellows over the past 6 years represent diverse Líderes—including Indigenous, Afro, Asian, women, and LGBTQI + Latines—who have the courage to work in the complexity of the intersections in which we all live, including race, class, education, gender identity, and more.


grant-making institutions and non-profits represented.


locations (US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico).


líderes fellowship alumni in our network.

Meet our Líderes from Cohort 8

Application Timeline

Applications for Cohort 9 have launched!

November 27th, 2023

Applications Launch

January 12th, 2024

Applications Due

February – May 2024

Application Review

May 2024

Applicants Notified of Status

For any questions regarding the Fellowship and the application, please check out our FAQ sheet.

Summit Application

Anual Fellowship Schedule


Applicants Notified of Acceptance Status


Public Announcement at HIP’s Annual Conference


Formalize Participation & Welcome Orientations


In-Person Opening Retreat*

September thru April

Community of Practice & Coaching


Closing Ceremonies/Retreat*

*Timeline may shift, official dates and times will be shared once accepted


Stephanie Roman