The Bellagio Center Convening Program/

General Open Call

The applications for the 2025 Bellagio Center Convening Program are now closed. Explore details about the program below to get ready for the 2026 application cycle.

The Bellagio Center has a track record of spurring action and impact to address pressing global challenges facing humanity. The General Open Call is for convenings that will identify and advance solutions to improve the lives of underserved and vulnerable populations, but do not fit into our other pre-defined themes.

We encourage applications organized by or with meaningful participation from Global South leaders, women, or other marginalized groups.

If you feel that your convening is a strong fit, we encourage you to visit Elements of a Successful Convenings, where you can learn more about the factors we look for in Bellagio convening applications.

The 2025 Bellagio Center Convening Program applications are now closed.

Addressing Climate Change

Climate change must be addressed through energy systems, health systems, food systems, financial systems, and policy. Under this theme, we’ll support leaders and organizations working on solutions to address climate change in these ways.

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Building Vibrant, Connected, and Resilient Societies

Humans thrive when we recognize that all our futures are inherently intertwined. Under this theme, we’ll support leaders and organizations addressing the challenges of building vibrant, connected, and resilient societies.

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