Who's Who in Foundation Land

Welcome to IP's guide to the top U.S. foundation program officers and executives. Here you can search over 800 profiles of leading foundation people in the United States.

Each profile explores the personal background of these key staffers, along with the scope of their grantmaking portfolio. Every profile also includes an email address. 

We are constantly updating and expanding the guide to give our users greater insights about the gatekeepers who decide where, how, and why foundations spend their money. 





Looking for someone who's not in our guide? 

Here are a few tips for learning more about a program officer's background and getting contact information. 

  • LinkedIn is a great resource for investigating foundation staff. If you don't know the names of any program officers who work at a foundation at all, search the name of the organization using LinkedIn's advanced function and you can often identify staff. 
  • Foundation 990 forms typically list the top staff at the foundation if you dig deeply enough into these forms. 
  • To find emails of foundation staff, try to figure out the standard email format for a given organization. Then search for a person's likely email on Google. Often you will find a page somewhere with contact information. 

Good Luck!