Leading EDGE

A program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation, Metro EDGE provides opportunities for young professionals to engage with a diverse network, develop critical business skills, give back to our community, and empower themselves through education on issues affecting the Sacramento region. Brought together by the common goal of contributing to the creative and innovative growth of the region, members of Metro EDGE are committed to stimulating innovation, providing a platform for meaningful conversation, and contributing to our community as business and civic leaders.

We are currently accepting applications for 2019 Study Mission, taking place on September 10-13, 2019. Please confirm that you meet the eligibility and criteria information below before applying. Best of luck!

A key component of this plan is increasing the participation of young professionals in signature Metro Chamber programs for the purpose of building connections, learning leadership and fostering economic prosperity. Yet, many young professionals are challenged by limited resources in their pursuit to gain the very resources they need to better their careers and communities. To help young professionals receive the benefits Metro Chamber programs have provided for so many others, Metro EDGE established an award program to gift funds to support its members' participation.

The number and value of awards, from $500 to $2,500, will be determined by the volume and quality of applicants. See Rules section below for more details.


Awards will be given to applicants who show evidence of a commitment to the Metro EDGE mission, leadership abilities, and potential for future contributions to the Sacramento Region and community.

  1. Applicants must have been a Metro EDGE member in good standing.
  2. Applicants must be active in Metro EDGE[1].
  3. Applicants must certify availability to attend program[2].
  4. Applicants must be able to contribute or fund raise remaining program costs for participation by required due date.
  5. Applicants must complete program application.


Applicants should be exemplary representatives of Metro EDGE as evidenced by:

  1. Metro EDGE Involvement: Evidence of upholding the Metro EDGE mission statement, interest in pursuing the Metro EDGE vision, and overall dedication to driving Metro EDGE and its mission forward.
  2. Professional and Community Engagement: Evidence of involvement, demonstrated accomplishments, and/or leadership positions held in Metro EDGE and other professional organizations, and/or community service.


The awards will not cover a recipient’s entire cost of attending the program. The award recipient will still be responsible to pay such remaining costs, estimated to be approximately $1500-2000 in total but subject to change based on award amount. To facilitate the funds sponsorship and marketing, award recipients agree to write a blog article about their experience and takeaways from the program.


[1] Active members are defined as those who have served, or are currently serving, on a Metro EDGE committee or those who have participated in Metro EDGE networking, professional development, philanthropy, or regional action events or activities.

[2] It is suggested applicants commit availability to attend program, this could be represented as agreement from their work supervisor to ensure that their workplace approves their time off for the program.