Council Releases the 2014 Grantmaker Salary Tables and 2014 Board Compensation Tables

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Arlington, VA

The Council on Foundations today announced the release of its 2014 Grantmakers Salary Tables and Board Compensation Tables. Both publications include data collected through the Council’s annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits survey, and represent two of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S. foundations’ staff compensation and board compensation practices available. The upcoming Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report will be released in early 2015 and will go into greater detail about benefits, staffing practices, and staff demographics at the nation’s foundations and corporate giving programs.

“For nearly thirty years the Council has proudly published detailed compensation information as part of our work to provide foundation leaders with the tools they need to successfully run their institutions,” said Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill. “The release of our new Board Compensation Tables demonstrates the Council’s long-standing efforts to provide information on policies and practices related to foundation boards.”

The Council on Foundations produced these publication in partnership with the Foundation Center, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and individual regional associations across the country. Over 1,000 organizations contributed to this year’s survey, allowing the Council to collect data on nearly 9,500 full-time staff members.

“The Council remains committed to ensuring our members and the field have access to the tools and information they need to run effective foundations and giving programs,” continued Spruill. “These tables will inform organizational leaders as they plan for the year ahead and set compensation for those who work every day to help solve critical problems.”

NOTE TO PRESS: This report is available free to media. Contact John Cochrane ( for more information.


An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations (, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. With members from all foundation types and sizes, the Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.