APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER/SPRING 2020
Program dates: Jan 6-May 8, 2020
The Civic Innovation Fellowship is intended for individuals seeking to improve our community through innovative,
community-led projects. We believe civic innovation is an incredibly powerful tool for community empowerment. In order,
to intentionally foster civic innovation for equity-related projects, we've developed a this program to help
give civic innovators the space, network, and support to realize success.
We seek fellows who are passionate about bringing change to our community. We seek fellows who understand how challenging this work can be, bring a sense of humility combined with track record track of perseverance. We seek fellows who are thoughtful, empathetic, and results-oriented. We accept fellows from all
backgrounds but fund and
prioritize fellows from historically underrepresented groups or those working on equity-related projects. Your project can be in the "idea" or "ready to
pilot" phase. You need to be committed to taking action during the fellowship but you do not need to have demonstrated progress to apply.
Grassroots community organizations, advocacy groups, community organizers, residents, neighborhood leaders who have a civic project or idea that is ready
for a pilot phase up to micro-organizations (budgets less than $10,000). All are welcome to apply but we prioritize civic innovators from
underrepresented background or who are working on equity-related issues. Projects do not need to be tech or data related, but participants
should be open to how tech and data can support their goals.
Please use the contact form on the Smart Cville website and shoot us your question! We'll do our
best to update this page with frequently asked questions.
Complete the application here, it's due by 12/20/2019.