President | Neighborhood Funders Group

Flexible Location (Preference to NYC or Bay Area)
Organization Name: 
Neighborhood Funders Group


Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) organizes philanthropy to support grassroots power building so that communities of color and low-income communities thrive. As a leading affinity group, NFG brings together funders to learn, connect, collaborate, and mobilize resources with an intersectional and place-based focus and to explore shifting power and philanthropic resources toward supporting racial, economic, gender, and climate justice movements across the United States. With 120 institutional members and over 1500 individual grantmakers and members in its network, NFG leads programming that addresses timely issues such as gentrification and displacement, racial justice and police accountability, multiracial rural organizing, and the changing landscape of workers’ rights. As it celebrates its 40th year with renewed focus and purpose, NFG now seeks an inspiring and leaderful President who will lead the next arc of the organization and mobilize this dynamic network to influence philanthropy in connecting people, power and place to support thriving communities.

As a much broader set of philanthropic organizations are now moving toward more meaningful integration of social justice values, particularly racial equity, NFG is poised to step more intentionally into external, sector-influencing leadership grounded in nearly four decades of advancing racial and economic justice, community power building, and equity. The next President will play a central role in that movement, connecting NFG’s historic roots in place-based grantmaking with a vision for people-centered, community-driven social change. Working closely with NFG’s staff and board, the President will nurture and develop the network, help integrate core programmatic areas, be responsive to member interests and ideas, and bring clarity and vision to NFG’s role in a rapidly changing sector. The ideal candidate will be a proven movement builder who has led community-driven change at the intersections of racial, gender, economic, and climate justice. They will bring the capacity to develop collaborative programs and initiatives to serve the philanthropic sector, share innovations and learning, and embody the collective values and goals of members, board, and staff. 


NFG is partnering with Carolyn Ho, Allison Kupfer Poteet, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG on this search. For the full position description and instructions on how to apply, please go to

NFG is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.