Foundations & Philanthropy

Foundations & Philanthropy

Koya has a deep track record of partnering with clients active in philanthropy and foundations. Over the past three years, more than 25% of Koya’s searches have been in philanthropy.

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.

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

Director of Tillotson Funds

The Director of Tillotson Funds oversees one of the largest and most innovative rural philanthropies in the United States.

Program Director

About Overdeck Family Foundation The Overdeck Family Foundation believes that unlocking every child’s potential is the key to a better future – for all of us. Founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs John and Laura Overdeck, the Foundation focuses exclusively on education, supporting research and organizations that seek to open doors for every child in the U.S. by measurably enhancing education both inside and outside the classroom. Using a data-driven and evidence-based approach, the Foundation’s investments enhance each stage of learning, from birth to graduation, and are grounded in five focus areas: early childhood; educators; schools; out-of-school STEM opportunities; and the use of data to improve policy and practice. The Foundation’s grantmaking is guided by a ROI approach, with data /research investments supporting R+D and new insights and programmatic investments following a venture philanthropy model. This year, the Foundation will distribute $35M in funding, and with growth of its assets forecasted, annual distributions will increase over the next 5 years. The Foundation’s grantees have included leading organizations such as Parent Corps, Centering Healthcare Institute, ILabs, Springboard Collaborative, EdReports, Public Impact, Highlander Institute, New Schools Venture Fund, Khan Academy, FIRST Robotics, and many others. Please visit https://overdeck.org/grantmaking/grantee-listing/ to see a full grantee…

Managing Director, Texas

The Managing Director will represent Arabella throughout the Texas philanthropic community, building a multi-year book of business, and managing client relationships.

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