The Putney Open Door Fund

The Putney Open Door Fund is a nonprofit foundation whose purpose is to eliminate barriers for young people seeking educational summer experiences. The Fund’s Board of Directors is committed to making the immeasurable benefits of transformative travel available to all students, regardless of their economic status.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must meet eligibility criteria and complete a Putney Open Door Fund (PODF) application. Application materials are typically available in late October/early November for travel the following summer.

Donate Now

View the PODF Board of Directors, stories from recipients, and ways to support the Putney Open Door Fund! One hundred percent of donations goes directly to funding scholarship students. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Board of Directors

Eric Wilson, President
Entrepreneur, New York, NY

Patrice Cromwell, Vice-President
Philanthropic Advisor, Baltimore, MD

John Ashley, Treasurer
Attorney, New York, NY

Corey Modeste, Secretary
Financial Analyst, New York, NY

Raimi Ade-Salu
Youth Advocate, New York, NY

Jonathan Brand
Attorney & College President, Mt. Vernon, IA

Vonzell Coleman
Bank Vice President, San Francisco, CA

Imran Dar
Lawyer, San Francisco, CA

Abbey Gardner
International Development Policy Advisor, New York, NY

Alden Jones
Writer, Roslindale, MA

Tom Kane
Educator, Concord, MA

Vince Ruiz
Attorney, Fullerton, CA

Julie Sløk
Minister, Brooklyn, NY

Ellen Stein
Doctor, Waitsfield, VT