Corporate Giving

Philanthropy That Makes an Impact

At CCL, we believe leadership is a critical lever in creating meaningful, systemic, and sustainable social change. We work collaboratively and purposefully with our corporate partners to expand our reach and further our mission of impacting the lives of education, nonprofit, health, and youth leaders.

“The Center for Creative Leadership’s mission to develop leaders in their communities to have a positive impact on the world has a strong alignment with our mission, so it was obvious that there was no other group out there that we would want to work with.”

– Jamie Williams, Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

Three Ways You Can Make an Impact

Leadership for Grantees
Your current and future grantees are already doing great work and, together, we can help them do more. CCL provides leadership development specific to growing capacity and impact in nonprofit, K-12 education, higher education and population health leaders. Custom programs are available for all levels of leaders, at every stage of their careers.

American Express Leadership Academy

Our partnership with  American Express provides nonprofit leaders from around the U.S. with an immersive week-long training in personal and professional development as part of the American Express Leadership Academy. As a result, 51% of the participants have been promoted since attending the program. Read more

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

CCSF and CCL co-designed a custom coaching program consisting of 6 coaching sessions with a cohort of Coca-Cola Scholars and a training program for CCSF coaches. Scholars described having a clearer vision and feeling more able to face challenges, while the program’s coaches reported stronger connections and leadership skills. Read more

Scholarships for Leaders
Each year, CCL provides scholarships for our Open Enrollment programs to eligible social sector leaders. In 2018 we awarded 127 scholarships valued at more than $879,000. Your organization may make a tax deductible donation that makes it possible for a nonprofit, K-12 education, health or collegiate leader to access life changing leadership development. Visit our scholarships webpage to learn more.

CCL Scholarships by Sector

Last year, CCL funded 127 scholarships
at a value of more than $878,000.

Impact Philanthropy
You have a passion for leadership. So does CCL. All of our Societal Advancement work is supported by philanthropic contributions. If you or members of your team want to know more about how to get involved and further your personal or corporate philanthropy, CCL is here to help.

CCL has improved my leadership and thus my community. I am grateful to all who have contributed to my development by supporting this program.


Dr. Ashauna Harris
Dr. Ashauna Harris, Principal, Welborn Academy of Science and Technology
Leadership Development Program alumna

You can give to a number of mission-driven nonprofit organizations, but giving to CCL scholarships is an opportunity to directly impact the leadership and success of an individual and the lives they touch every day.


Jeff Goodman
Jeff Goodman, VP, Communication & Partnerships, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Maximizing Your Leadership Potential alumnus

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