2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey is now open. The survey collects information on benefits policies and practices, as well as compensation data for 35 positions at community, corporate, private, public, and operating foundations.

The survey will run through July 31, 2015. Staffed foundations interested in participating can contact the Council at research@cof.org. Salary data will be published in the fall of 2015, and the full report will be released in early 2016. The 2014 Salary Tables and full report can be accessed from the Council’s research page.

In a year that marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Council will be using the survey to collect more detailed information about people with disabilities working in philanthropy or serving on foundation boards. This effort to gather data about philanthropy will complement the Council’s ongoing work with funders on building a more inclusive workforce for people with disabilities, as well as the Council’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

While we recognize the challenges that employers sometimes face in collecting this information, we encourage participants to provide data that is as complete and accurate as possible. As is the case with all data collected through the survey, data on disability status will be kept confidential and be reported only in the aggregate. In addition to helping philanthropy better understand the current status of the field, our hope is to help organizations be more inclusive in recruiting and retaining staff and board members with disabilities.

The Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey is an annual initiative of the Council on Foundations conducted in partnership with the Foundation Center. The Council also partners with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and regional associations to promote this survey to the philanthropic field.

Please contact stacie.freasier@cof.org for more information.