Applications now closed!
We thank you for your interest in helping Castanea build a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable food system for all.
The Castanea Fellowship is looking for dedicated leaders ready to deepen the impact of their vision to build a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable food system. The Fellowship is for engaged leaders who are already equipped with a deep understanding of how the food system could shift in a meaningful way and have had considerable impact, yet know they could do much more. The leaders we seek are those who have demonstrated commitment to the work, understand racial equity, believe in the power of diversity, and welcome collaboration.
The Castanea Fellowship is a two-year, awarded program that provides fellows the space, time, and resources to grow skills, connections, and community. We aim to further the work of established leaders from across the country and provide them with unique learning and skill-building opportunities.
The Castanea Fellowship Experience
The Application Process
We are grateful to share that we received an outstanding amount of applications. The breadth, diversity, and richness of the candidacy pool is a testament to the promise each of you and all of us collectively possess to build the food system we all know is possible.
We will share details about our next application cycle in December.
Eligibility and Criteria
Who Are We Looking For?
We welcome established visionaries who:
Our Call for Applicants Across Sectors
The Castanea Fellowship gathers dedicated and experienced leaders from across the food system: farmers, organizers, racial justice advocates, health care professionals, policy makers, entrepreneurs, ecosystem caretakers, community developers and those whose various approaches, tactics, and strategies will help us build a healthier, more sustainable and equitable food system.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are bringing together the most diverse cohort we can imagine. We hope to have at least 50% people of color and at least 50% women represented in the cohort. The cohort will also represent diverse regions of the nation and will include an array of entry points and sectors in the food system to grow strategic diversity and collaboration in the field.