How much does a Foundation Director make in the United States? The average Foundation Director salary in the United States is $185,334 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $154,308 and $221,690. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Foundation Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Foundation Director Salary $126,061 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Foundation Director Salary $154,308 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Foundation Director Salary $185,334 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Foundation Director Salary $221,690 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Foundation Director Salary $254,791 US November 27, 2023
25% $154,308 10% $126,061 90% $254,791 75% $221,690 $185,334 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Foundation Director

Foundation Director directs the execution of the vision, strategic planning, financial management, fundraising, and grantmaking operations that support the overall objectives of a foundation. Defines the goals and tactics for fundraising campaigns and program initiatives. Being a Foundation Director represents the foundation to the public and media to communicate its mission, values, and accomplishments. Maintains positive relationships with foundation stakeholders, including the board of directors, grantees, community leaders, donors, and prospective donors. Additionally, Foundation Director oversees grantmaking operations, including developing grant guidelines, reviewing grant applications, and managing the grant evaluation process. Manages foundation programs and initiatives that align with the foundation's mission and values. Implements systems for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the foundation's grantmaking and programs. Ensures all foundation activities comply with applicable laws, reporting requirements, and regulations. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to senior management. The Foundation Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Foundation Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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