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

Program Officer – Detroit

The Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving policy and systemic change.

Strategic Investment Fund Director

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Strategic Investment Fund Director of the Gate’s foundation leads the Foundation’s $2b+ investment program.

Program Director, Environment

The Program Director, Environment will work with Program Officers and Associates, the Director, Program Operations, the Vice President, Programs, and other cross-functional colleagues in building, managing, and evaluating an effective grantmaking domain.

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