- A team of three key stakeholders must participate (a board member, the executive director, and one additional decision making member)
- An annual operating budget of $250,000 or less
- An established broad of Directors (can be an operating or governance board)
- At least one full-time staff member or volunteer managing day-to-day operations
The fellowship was created to invest in smaller organizations in Trenton that have a significant impact and potential for growth. The Smith Family Foundation supports these organizations, acknowledging their ability to reach marginalized communities. By prioritizing smaller organizations, the foundation aims to promote innovation and expand networks.