The Community Foundation of San Joaquin ( “Community Foundation”) in partnership with the University of the Pacific, Benerd College, developed a four-month long Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program designed to support the professional development needs of middle to upper-level management employees working at nonprofits located in San Joaquin County. Individuals who are new to the Executive Director/CEO role or lead a small nonprofit (five full-time employees or less) are also encouraged to apply. The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program begins in August and ends in December. Courses are taught in a classroom setting. Participants who successfully complete the requirements of the program receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of the Pacific. The Learning Grant underwrites the direct costs for participants in the program (approximately $1,200). Interested individuals must have approval to apply from their direct supervisor or Executive Director/CEO (or Board Chair if applicant is the Executive Director/CEO). Only one application per organization may be submitted.