The TANGO Foundation’s mission is to help groom the next generation of nonprofit leadership. This is achieved by financially supporting educational opportunities for individuals who work in the nonprofit sector.

Our “Rising Star Scholarships” are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a pattern of success and a passion for the work they perform. These funds support the continued professional development of these rising stars so they can be more impactful within their organizations.


Nomination Process

In 2023 we were happy to provide three Rising Star Scholarships ($5,000 each) where the funds will support the continued professional development of our recipients so they can be more impactful within their organizations and we are now accepting applications for our 2024 Rising Stars!

Each Spring the TANGO Foundation Rising Star Review Committee will choose a nominee(s) they feel is deserving of our scholarship(s). These nominees must meet the following criteria to become a recipient of these awards:

  • Proven track record of success in their current position
  • Passion for the mission they serve
  • Ability to become a positive change agent within their organization
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally


Applicants for our scholarships must be nominated by their nonprofit employer who is a current member of TANGO. Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 15th 2024.

Submission Instructions

Please complete the following application


  • In you own words please describe how this candidate meets the following criteria:

  • Additional Information



Membership is complimentary to all Nonprofit organizations thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners.

With over 1,600 nonprofit organizations throughout New England, TANGO has become a powerful community helping nonprofit organizations reach their mission.

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