Why is Facebook doing this?

In our discussions with community leaders over the past year, we’ve learned that many of them are looking for support and guidance in how best to help their communities flourish. We want to help provide support, tools and funding to enable great community leaders to make a positive impact in the world.

Who is the program for?

The program is for leaders with a track record of building extraordinary communities. We received over 6,000 applications and have selected people from all around the world to participate in the program this year.

Can I apply for the Facebook Community Leadership Program now?

Applications are currently closed.


How frequently are you taking new applicants?

This is the pilot year of our residency and fellowship programs. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to apply.


Is there anything I can do in the meantime?

We encourage you to continue fostering community. Feel free to visit Facebook Community where you can learn more.

How are you selecting program participants?

Every application was evaluated in a multi-phase consideration process to ensure eligibility, including compliance with the terms and policies governing the use of our apps and services. A diverse selection committee was assembled from external advisors and Facebook staff to make final selections. Final selections will be based on applicants’ past work building community and the merit of each grant proposal.

Who can I contact if I have a press inquiry?

Please email press@fb.com for more information.


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