Nonprofit Executive Search Services for Foundations

Nonprofit Executive Search for Foundations


Scion Executive Search has extensive experience completing comprehensive executive searches for foundations and philanthropic organizations. We recruit in all US Locations.


Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has been leading comprehensive executive leadership searches for foundations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits. We actively partner with impactful community, corporate, private, and family foundations, and specialize in connecting exceptional leadership to amazing causes across the United States.

Our philanthropic search practice supports national c-level executive search and departmental leadership placement for a wide variety of foundations, organizations, initiatives, grantmaking programs. We are experts in executive search and extremely skilled at providing exceptional candidate slates representing a wide diversity of relevant backgrounds and proven experience for our clients. Our network is filled with millions of candidate options and local regional, city and statewide connections across the United States and beyond.

Our philanthropic search practice will guide your organization through a comprehensive and robust executive search and networking process. We complete our work expediently and employ a thoughtful approach to successfully meet your organizational hiring goals. In addition to comprehensive recruitment, networking, and candidate evaluation, our executive search leaders counsel our clients on market trends, effective organizational recruitment strategy, timeline creation, and leadership transitions to empower a strong executive search process and result.

It is our focus to make your strategic and organizational hiring goals an attainable reality. Each of our clients are unique and it is our honor to represent our sector and recruit the best nonprofit leadership available on the market. That is why we build incredible talent pipelines for the philanthropic organizations we serve. We thrive from the impact our connections make in the nonprofit sector. Our nonprofit leadership network is vast will connect you.

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

  • -Independent Foundations
  • -Community Foundations
  • -Family Foundations
  • -Private Foundations
  • -International Foundations
  • -Philanthropic Organizations

As experts in executive search for foundations we understand the importance of recruiting proven philanthropic executives and department leadership to drive your mission and amplify your impact.

We thrive in empowering excellence through executive search. Our local and national diverse networks of nonprofit leadership talent can help your cause attain and exceed your organizational and grantmaking goals. We stand ready to connect you to the leadership you have been searching for.

Our philanthropic and foundation recruitment experience is vast and spans grant-making and programmatic focus areas including chief executive, departmental leadership, and thought leadership for:

  • Community
  • Housing/Access
  • Education/Access
  • Regional/Community
  • Health/Medical
  • Human Service
  • Youth
  • Art
  • Social Service
  • Economic Development
  • Private/Family
  • International

  • Natural Resource
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Science
  • Research
  • Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic
  • Employment/Workforce Development

Since 2006, our expert nonprofit executive search principals have been connecting prestigious foundations and philanthropic organizations to exceptional proven leadership. Our country wide regional offices and remote executive search leaders recruit in all cities/states in the United States and internationally. Our executive leadership talent pipeline is vast and filled with a diverse range of philanthropic leadership from CEO, VP to departmental leadership for all Foundation specialties. We are experts in executive search for foundations and the nonprofit sector.