A place for leaders who are building community and connection through the Facebook family of apps and services

About the program

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. An important part of this is supporting the leaders who foster community—people who offer support, build bridges and make change. We believe society thrives as a result of their work.

The Facebook Community Leadership Program exists to empower and support leaders from around the world who have built meaningful communities through the Facebook family of apps and services.


Residency and Fellowship for Community Leaders

Training, support, and funding to help enable extraordinary leaders advance a specific community initiative Learn more

Community Leadership Circles

Local chapters of community leaders who meet up in person to connect, learn, and collaborate Learn more

Seeking Community Leaders

Now accepting applications

Applications are now open for our residency and fellowship. We’re looking for extraordinary community leaders across the Facebook family of apps and services with a proven track record of leading communities that have positive impact, build common ground and foster in-person connections.

Both the residency and the fellowship come with training, support and funding. Up to five community leaders with the boldest, highest impact ideas will be selected from around the world as community leaders in residence with a grant of up to $1,000,000 USD each to fund their proposal. Up to 100 people will be selected as community leadership fellows and will receive a grant of up to $50,000 USD each to be used for a specific community initiative.

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