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

Vice President, Equity & Culture

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF, the Foundation) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. For nearly 50 years, the RWJF has worked to improve the health and well-being of everyone in America. Robert Wood Johnson II demonstrated his sense of personal responsibility toward society by leaving nearly his entire fortune to the Foundation. Since its beginning as a small community foundation, RWJF has had the opportunity to help shape key efforts to improve the nation’s health and health care—from the development of the 911 emergency call system and the national effort to decrease tobacco addiction and smoking rates, to the improvement of care at the end of life, confronting childhood obesity, and connecting health with equity. Now with assets of more than $13 billion, the Foundation awards over $600 million in grants annually. Working with a wide range of national and local partners, and an internal team of nearly 300 dedicated professionals, RWJF is committed to building a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. This requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination, and their harmful consequences. After all, it’s hard to be healthy without access to good jobs and schools, safe and affordable places to live, high-quality health care at a reasonable cost, and policies that…

Director, Grants

Tides Foundation is seeking a Grants Director to lead strategy development and execution for the grants management function and play a key role in helping to achieve the Tides mission of accelerating the pace of social change.

Director, Fiscal Sponsorship

Tides Client Services (CS) Department interacts directly with Tides clients to provide strategic and management services to drive high impact, effective philanthropy and to scale promising social ventures.

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