The TANGO Foundation was created to financially support 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 will support the continued professional development of these rising stars so they can be more impactful within their organizations. The TANGO Foundation’s mission is to help groom the next generation of nonprofit leadership.

Nomination Process

Each Fall 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. Any nonprofit is eligible to participate and membership to TANGO is free.

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Submission Instructions

Nominating nonprofit employers must submit their Rising Star nominations by Sept 7th. Please complete the following application and submitted online to




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

  • Additional Information



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