Discretionary/Special Project Funding
Princeton Project 55

Princeton Project 55 (PP55) is an independent alumni-led 501(c)(3) non profit organization that engages alumni in significant public interest initiatives. Project 55 inspires, enables and promotes the creation of public interest initiatives, and participation in them, by Princeton alumni of all ages (whether as individuals, or in class and other common-interest affiliations), and then helps to grow and sustain them.

The mission of the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program is to provide opportunities for recent Princeton graduates to develop a lifelong commitment to civic engagement and to prepare for civic leadership. The fellowship aims to provide graduates with professional experience and exposure to a wide range of fields including: community development, education, employment/welfare, environmental issues, advocacy, health and medicine, housing, women's issues, and youth services through year-long paid fellowships. Through their work, Project 55 fellows contribute directly to the participating organization's mission. Since the fellowship program began in 1990, Princeton Project 55 (PP55) has helped more than 500 nonprofit organizations across the country to identify and hire more than 1,100 talented and energetic recent graduates to fill nearly 1,400 year-long fellowships and, formerly, summer internships.

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