To your health
Grants give executives time to recuperate
Paid executive directors or chief executive officers of California-based, non-profit health organizations have until Feb. 27 to apply for the California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) Sabbatical program.
The eligible individual must have served in one of these positions consecutively for the last six years, and that time does not have to be at one organization.
The Sabbatical program was created in 2003 to help nonprofit health executives avoid the negative health impacts (stress, burn out etc.) of working long, hard hours without a break.
Recipients will be announced in October, and the selected individuals will be able to spend up to six months away from their workplace doing whatever they desire to rest and relax. The number of grants awarded depends on the volume of applications received. In 2008, eight individuals won grants.
A $35,000 grant will be awarded to the winners, payable to the organization. Up to $30,000 of that amount is designated for salary, and the rest is for the organization to provide professional development for managers and staff, who will assume extra responsibilities in the absence of the executive director or CEO.
Interested individuals should visit the TCWF website and download the application: www.tcwf.org.
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