The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers

Foundations

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  www.ega.org
   Jenifer Altman Foundation  www.jaf.org
   Brainerd Foundation  www.brainerd.org
   Bullitt Foundation  www.bullitt.org
   Conservation Food & Health Foundation  www.fdncenter.org/grantmaker/cf&hf
   Nathan Cummings Foundation  www.ncf.org
   Ford Foundation  http://fordfound.org
   Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation www.gddf.org
   George Gund Foundation  www.gundfdn.org
   Vira I. Heinz Endowment  www.heinz.org
   James Irvine Foundation  www.irvine.org
   W. Alton Jones Foundation  www.wajones.org
   Joyce Foundation  www.joycefdn.org
   John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation www.macfdn.org
   C.S. Mott Foundation  www.mott.org
   David & Lucile Packard Foundation www.packfound.org
   Pew Charitable Trusts  www.pewtrusts.com
   Rockefeller Brothers  www.rbf.org
   Surdna Foundation  www.surdna.org
   Turner Foundation  http://turnerfoundation.org/turner
   Weeden Foundation  www.weedenfdn.org
   Wilburforce Foundation  www.wilburforce.org

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Updated:  July 28, 2006