A Message from the Executive Director
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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
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News and Highlights

Courage for the Journey: Living Your Leadership Story

Last week, 24 nonprofit leaders from Orange and San Diego County gathered in Santa Barbara for our annual leadership retreat. Based on the work of the Center for Courage and Renewal, Courage for the Journey: Living your Leadership Story was led by retreat facilitators Janine Mason and Ken Saxon. T…

Leadership Network Featured as “Best Practice” by GEO

We are pleased to announce that The Fieldstone Leadership Network has been featured as a best practice for building nonprofit capacity in the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) newly released Smarter Grantmaking Playbook. Our leadership development work has always been founded on the prem…

Heather Cova teaches at Nonprofit Summer School

Fieldstone’s Leadership Network Manager, Dr. Heather Cova, shared her expertise on transformational leadership with nonprofit leaders throughout Orange County as she presented at the Gianneschi Summer School for Nonprofits.  The summer school program is hosted by Cal State Fullerton.  Many F…

Clare Rose Sabbatical Leaders Announced!

The inaugural class of Clare Rose Sabbatical Leaders was announced yesterday during site visits to each organization.  Congratulations to Allison Hickey, American Diabetes Association (OC); Je’net Krietner, Grandma’s House of Hope (OC), Lee Ann Kim, Pacific Arts Movement (SD) and Alberto Cortez, Ma…

Fieldstone Welcomes Heather Cova

It is with a grateful and expectant heart, that we announce the addition of Dr. Heather Cova to the Fieldstone Foundation staff.  Beginning May 12, Heather will serve as our Leadership Network Manager and will be responsible for the growth and execution of our leadership development programs in Ora…