Foundation Relations Director Salary

The majority of Foundation Relations Directors in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $112K per year, and the median is $73K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Foundation Relations Directors is high. Female Foundation Relations Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,795 - $110,070

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$46,072 - $111,860  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Foundation Relations Director

A director of foundation relations usually works for a university or other educational institution and helps to secure funding, grants, and gifts from private foundations and corporations. This director must carry out research in order to find new donors. It is also important to maintain good relationships with current donors in order to encourage their donations in the future.

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Foundation Relations Director Tasks

  • Research institutions and grant making organizations to establish contacts and strategies for attaining funding.
  • Cultivate relationships with possible donors and grant making organizations such as foundations, corporations and other institutions, and solicit grants.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase grants and corporate philanthropy.

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Foundation Relations Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Grant Writing, Grant Management, and Proposal Writing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Proposal Writing and Grant Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Foundation Relations Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Foundation Relations Directors. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Foundation Relations Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $102K — the plum median salary in this group.

Foundation Relations Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Foundation Relations Director in Los Angeles:
"Work hard, stay honest, and always take on new challenges."
Spend a lot of time researching who is on the Board of Foundations where you think there might be a good fit. Also, always give every proposal a re-read after other people have reviewed it. Double check everything, from directions to layout. Also, research where your Foundations of interest are actually funding. Ask for advice.

Foundation Relations Director in Holland:
"Diverse Experiences."
Treat every job experience as a resume builder while adding character to your portfolio.

Foundation Relations Director in Burlington:
"Personal Finance."
Wish I knew more about personal finance when I started, especially for retirement and investing. When I came to this realization at about age 29, I switched careers. Advice: keep learning new skills sets; be willing to switch careers; make sure your job is intellectually stimulating.

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Experience Affects Foundation Relations Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Foundation Relations Director Salaries

Grant Writing
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National Average
$74,000

Grant Management
up arrow 8%

Proposal Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 6%
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