Executive Search for Foundations

Executive Search for Foundations

Scion Executive Search has extensive experience completing comprehensive executive searches for foundations and philanthropic organizations.

Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has been leading comprehensive executive leadership searches for foundations. We have partnered with the nation’s leading community, corporate, and family foundations, and specialize in connecting exceptional leadership for philanthropic organizations.

Our philanthropic search practice supports national executive and department leadership for a wide variety of initiatives and programs. In addition to recruitment, networking, and candidate evaluation, our executive search experts counsel our clients as to effective organizational recruitment strategy, timeline creation, and leadership transitions to attain your hiring goals.

We are experts in foundation executive search and highly skilled at fostering diversity in the candidate pools we create for our clients. It is our mission to provide leadership that is an exceptional match for your strategic goals and unique organization. We build incredible talent pipelines for the philanthropic organizations we serve.

Our philanthropic search practice will guide your foundation through a comprehensive and robust executive search and networking process.

Our philanthropic and foundation recruitment history is vast and spans grantmaking and foundation programmatic focus areas including:

  • Community
  • Homelessness/Housing
  • Educational Access
  • Regional/International
  • Health/Medical
  • Human Service
  • Youth
  • Art
  • Social Service
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Natural Resource
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Science
  • Research
  • Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare/Advocacy
  • Entrepreneurship


Our award-winning search experts have many years of experience leading executive search for:

  • Corporate Foundations
  • Community Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • Philanthropic Organizations
  • Social Enterprise Organizations


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Scion Executive Search Nonprofit Search Firm Office

Scion Executive Search is an award-winning full-service nonprofit executive search firm that provides clients with extraordinary talent for hire. Since 2006, our partners have been strategically placing nonprofit talent within foundations, organizations, and educational institutions globally. It is our aim to make your organizations’ growth goals an attainable reality.