Philanthropy New York hosts group informational interviews to explore career paths in the philanthropic sector, as part of our " Interested in Working at a Foundation " series. This July, we will learn about the field of philanthropy from the...
Foundations are just one type of nonprofit organization that make up a portion of the total nonprofit "sector" (which is composed of an estimated 1.4 million organizations and entities with nonprofit status), but they do much to fund the work of other nonprofits providing services for the common good.
In your job quest, you may find it useful to become more knowledgeable on the nonprofit sector. The statistics provided on this page are designed to broaden your understanding of the sector but in no way offer a complete picture of the intricacies within the sector.
Once you start your position in philanthropy, you'll soon see that this is a field that requires continuous professional development and education. There are numerous resources that we've noted throughout this section of the website that you may find useful as you navigate this new terrain.