Professional Development Scholarship

"I opened my eyes to a gift last fall. I delightedly read the email that stated that I was approved to receive a scholarship to attend the 2018 International AFP Conference! Thank you AFP SV for making that possible. Again you stimulated my passion for fundraising and made me think at a deeper level. Thank you for the gift of education. A gift to last me a lifetime!" - K.

Chapter Scholarships

Did you know that the Silicon Valley Chapter of AFP consists of nearly 300 members working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs? Did you also know that there are a variety of Professional Development Scholarships available to you as a member of AFP SVC?

In 2014, $3,200 in scholarships were awarded to chapter members from small, medium and large organizations all throughout our community. Scholarships are provided to help underwrite the cost of local trainings as well as the AFP International Conference and other programs like the CFRE Study Guide.

"As a past scholarship recipient and current member of the Professional Development Scholarship Committee, I encourage every member to explore the assortment of scholarship opportunities for professional development." Chelsey Piasentin Souza, CFRE

Learn more about scholarships or download an application.

For questions please call (408) 744-0412 or email

AFP Foundation Chamberlain Scholarship

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy annually awards one Chamberlain Scholarship to each AFP chapter for an individual to attend the prestigious AFP International Conference. The scholarship is named for Ralph Chamberlain, who was instrumental in starting the Association of Fundraising Professionals organization.

The Chamberlain Scholarship is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising. The scholarship supports first-time attendance to the AFP International Conference - a place to gain insight from industry and world leaders, and a chance to learn breakthrough fundraising tactics.

AFP Chamberlain Scholarship applications are accepted in August/September of each year. Announcements will be made at that time with instructions on how to apply.

For questions please call (408) 744-0412 or email