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About the Council

The Council on Foundations' mission is to foster an environment where philanthropy can thrive and cultivate a community of diverse and skilled philanthropic professionals and organizations who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards, and advocate for progress. Together with our staff and our members, we work to ensure that philanthropy is a trusted partner in advancing the greater good.

Council Staff at Leading Together conference

Benefits

The Council provides full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive Health Care, Vision Care, and Dental Care options with coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan including an employer contribution
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous leave policies 

Professional Development

The Council supports employee’s interest in developing professionally. We provide employees an annual professional development budget and encourage employees to develop their skills and expertise through on the job experiences, council programs, educational trainings, conferences, workshops, and more. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Council on Foundations is invested in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and has a staff-led DEI Advisory Group.

The Council on Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Accordingly, the Council promotes equal opportunity in the areas of recruitment, hiring, employment, training, development, placement, transfer, promotion, wages and benefits, terminations, and working conditions. The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions like lactation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression), age, marital status, religion, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics or the results of genetic testing, veteran status, public assistance status, city or county discrimination agency membership or activity, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

Council Events and Staff Outings

To build a strong organizational culture and build connections between staff, the Council hosts various events and staff outings. In past years, we have attended Washington Nationals baseball games, hosted family picnics, thrown holiday parties, and participated in community service events. 

Internship Program

The Council proudly offers paid summer internships for undergraduate or graduate students. Features of our internship program include:Council Summer 2019 Interns

  • Mentoring from Council experts
  • Real-world work experiences
  • Meaningful projects
  • Weekly professional development workshops
  • Site visits to local members
  • Meetings with the executive leadership

Any open internship positions will be listed under "Current Openings" on this page.