A Message from the Executive Director

For thirty years, The Fieldstone Foundation has provided grants, leadership development, and service to nonprofit organizations working to support people in our communities of Orange and San Diego Counties. From the beginning, we looked for organizations doing impactful work and being guided by a visionary and values-based leader. Our grantmaking created opportunities for honest and respectful partnerships that, in turn, helped to inform our knowledge of the sector and the pressing needs of those leading our nonprofit agencies. This experience led us to develop The Fieldstone Leadership Network as a vehicle to invest in an organization’s leadership and expand the types of support we were able to offer the nonprofit sector.

Believing that nonprofits do serious work that supports those in most need, while enhancing the community for all, The Fieldstone Foundation is dedicated to providing leadership development and learning opportunities for nonprofit executives and emerging leaders that build, deepen and sustain personal and professional relationships among nonprofit leaders so they are better able to collaborate, problem solve, and support each other as they work. Built on a continuum that allows a person to develop his or her own leadership capacity within various program formats, cross-sector and reciprocal learning opportunities, and a vibrant collection of their peers, The Fieldstone Leadership Network is now in its twentieth year of programming.

It has been said that “dramatic and systemic change always begins with critical connections.” At Fieldstone, we aim to provide those places and pathways for critical connections to occur naturally so that nonprofit organizations can continue to lift up and improve our world with efficiency, effectiveness, and a generosity of spirit.

It is a privilege and an honor to do this work. We invite you to join us.

Janine Mason

News and Highlights

Leadership Book Club

The Fieldstone Leadership Network has been designed as a continuum of programs and opportunities for nonprofit executives to learn and lead together with other professionals in the field. Currently, we host seven programs that build, deepen or sustain these activities. As leaders move through these…

2016 Fieldstone Fellow Named

We are pleased to announce that Torrie Dunlap, CEO of Kids Included Together (KIT), has been selected as the 2016 Fieldstone Fellow! The Fieldstone Fellowship is a 12 month program which includes monthly executive coaching, quarterly mentor meetings with leaders from the Harvard Business School…

2016 Clare Rose Sabbatical Awards Announced

The Clare Rose Sabbatical Program of the Fieldstone Leadership Network is a capacity building grant worth $50,000! The grant includes money for professional development for the organization’s staff, a three month paid sabbatical for the executive leader and a paid consultant to help with the leave a…

Executive Coaches Gather in San Clemente

The most successful people today either have had a coach or a mentor in their life. Having someone to guide us in the direction of our goals and give guidance for success is one of the greatest decisions a leader can make for self-improvement. For the last 20 years, the Fieldstone Leadership Network…

Navigating Difficult Conversations

A non-profit leader’s ability to navigate challenging discussions is essential to advancing organizational goals and strategies, based on greater clarity about values and purposes; respectful and ethical community of practice; enhanced knowledge; openness to new ideas; and resilient collaborations….