The 2017 Salary Tables provide salary data for full-time staff at U.S. foundations and corporate grantmakers. Information is presented by grantmaker type, foundation type, asset size, and geographic location.
The Council on Foundations conducts national research with partners on grantmaker board and staff composition and compensation, diversity and inclusion, and investment performance and practices for the benefit of the philanthropic field. The following research publications will help grantmaking organizations benchmark policies and practices against peers in the field, as well as insights into the operational and investment practices of the U.S. foundation and corporate giving program landscape.
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This report examines the demographics of the philanthropic sector, looking back over five and ten years, with a specific focus on the representation of women and people of color. The data has been sourced from the Council’s Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey, representing a rich set of data points from more than 1,000 grantmakers, including data on nearly ten 10,000 full-time paid professional and administrative positions.
The 2016 Salary Tables provide aggregate information on staff salaries among U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs.