The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers


Foundations tend to be small institutions with small staffs but working in the foundation community can be quite fulfilling.

An excellent sources of information three USAID publications: U.S. foundations : a review of international funding priorities 2002 (431kb) Publication Date: May 2002 Author: Gorg, JoEllen Institutional Author: Academy for Educational Development, Inc. (AED) | USAID. Bur. for Asia and Near East | USAID. Bur. for Policy and Program Coordination. Center for Development Information and Evaluation (CDIE) Order Number:PN-ACP-452 and

Private foundations and corporate grantmakers in Africa (319kb) Publication Date:Sep 2001 Author:[Burk, Kellie, comp.] Institutional Author:
Academy for Educational Development, Inc. (AED) | USAID. Bur. for Africa. Ofc. of Sustainable Development Order Number:PN-ACM-507

The earliest version is U.S. Foundations:  A review of international funding priorities (865kb) prepared January 25, 2000 for the USAID/ANE Bureau by Diane E. Ray and Adrean E. Scheid of the Research and Reference Services Project of the USAID Center for Development Information and Exchange. 

European Tropical Forest Research Network Funding Opportunities page lists institutions worldwide supporting tropical forest research 

The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, especially the members list, would be also good for domestic and international institutions supporting work in biodiversity conservation.  They include a jobs page at their visitors page,

A good source of information on how to run a good non-profit is "The Foundation Center".  A service of Philanthropy News Digest, the Job Corner features current full-time job openings at U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and nonprofit organizations.

Finally, this compilation below by the Biodiversity Project  might be of interest

Environmental Grantmakers
   Environmental Grantmakers Association
   Jenifer Altman Foundation
   Brainerd Foundation
   Bullitt Foundation
   Conservation Food & Health Foundation
   Nathan Cummings Foundation
   Ford Foundation
   Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
   George Gund Foundation
   Vira I. Heinz Endowment
   James Irvine Foundation
   W. Alton Jones Foundation
   Joyce Foundation
   John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
   C.S. Mott Foundation
   David & Lucile Packard Foundation
   Pew Charitable Trusts
   Rockefeller Brothers
   Surdna Foundation
   Turner Foundation
   Weeden Foundation
   Wilburforce Foundation

Suggestions for improvement welcome

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Updated:  July 28, 2006