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Members can now access 2012 compensation data. The following compensation summaries provide data on 34 positions across multiple foundation types and sizes. Each table provides the mean, median, range, 25th, and 75th percentiles. These documents also contain information on salary increases and regional compensation tables for all grantmaker types.
The Essentials Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers workshop is designed to jump-start the careers of grantmakers who have been in the field less than two years and refocus more seasoned grantmakers who seek to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills.
Private foundations make grants based on charitable endowments. The endowment funds come from one or a small handful of sources -- an individual, a family or a corporation. Because of their endowments, they are focused primarily on grantmaking and generally do not raise funds or seek public financial support the way public charities (like community foundations) must.
Private independent foundations are distinct from private family or corporate foundations in that an independent foundation is not governed by the benefactor, the benefactor’s family or a corporation. Of the largest private foundations in the United States, most are independent foundations, although they may have begun as family foundations.