Foundations & Philanthropy

Foundations & Philanthropy

Koya has a deep track record of partnering with clients active in philanthropy and foundations.

We have worked with a range of public, private, and family foundations to recruit CEOs, Presidents and other senior leaders, among many other positions. The executives we place are widely viewed as top talent in their respective fields.

We have extensive experience partnering with foundations that have a strong connection with founding families. Through this work we have developed a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges of working with these clients, and are able to design a strategy that reflects each family’s unique culture, needs, and philanthropic goals.

Our team understands the talent landscape in philanthropy, and how to assess for the critical combination of skill set and culture fit while also building leadership pipelines that reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How Can We Help?

If we can be of assistance in helping your foundation find its next team member, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Selected Clients

We are proud to have worked with the selected foundation and philanthropy clients listed below and many more.

Selected Placed Leaders

We are proud to have placed hundreds of transformational leaders with clients across the country and around the world. We support and celebrate these leaders as they continue to create a deep and measurable impact on our world.

Current Opportunities

Executive Director

This is a unique opportunity for a high-energy and passionate foundation, philanthropic, or nonprofit executive to continue the Perenchio Foundation’s history of supporting the arts in Los Angeles County.

Executive Director, Baltimore

About GreenLight Fund Founded in Boston in 2003, GreenLight Fund addresses barriers to economic mobility for children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to: Identify critical needs and barriers for people experiencing poverty; Import innovative, entrepreneurial programs that can have a significant, measurable impact; and Galvanize local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in the city. In addition to the founding site in Boston, GreenLight Fund now has sites in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, the Twin Cities, and is currently launching in Baltimore. Since our founding, GreenLight has launched and supported 33 innovative organizations in sites that reached more than 325,000 children and families last year. With a new strategic plan in place, GreenLight Fund is poised for continued growth, with a focus on deepening community impact, growing to new cities, building our learning capacity, building strategic partnerships, and centering equity in all that we do. To learn more about GreenLight Fund’s work, please visit  The Opportunity GreenLight Fund is currently seeking a dynamic, passionate, and collaborative Executive Director to lead the launch and establishment of GreenLight Baltimore. Reporting to GreenLight…

Managing Director

The Jerome L. Greene Foundation is seeking a Managing Director who will have responsibility for grants management and oversight of the Foundation’s office and administration.

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