Tiger Foundation is a private foundation established in 1990 by Julian H. Robertson, Jr., Chairman of Tiger Management, L.L.C. His goals in creating the Foundation were to support non-profit organizations in New York City working to break the cycle of poverty and to encourage active, informed philanthropy among the investment staff at the company. The Foundation’s board consists primarily of investment sector professionals who have previously been or currently are affiliated with Tiger Management. Board members not only commit their personal financial resources to the Foundation but are also actively engaged in the grantmaking process.
Since its inception, Tiger Foundation has provided $300M in grants to high-performing community-based organizations that serve individuals and families in New York City’s lowest-income communities (nearly $20M in funding was awarded in 2020). Tiger’s grantmaking is concentrated solely in the five boroughs of New York City and focuses on the areas of education, family support, youth services, employment, and criminal justice. For more information, please visit http://www.tigerfoundation.org.
About the Role
Tiger Foundation is seeking a full-time Program Associate to work closely with our small program team. The Program Associate manages communications for senior leadership and with board members and assists with significant preparation of board-facing materials for ~18 board meetings per year across multiple portfolio committees. Successful management of those activities ensures that the team can effectively focus on grant reviews for our portfolio of 60-75 nonprofit partners. We seek a proactive individual who is well organized with very strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously. While there are significant administrative aspects to this position, the Program Associate will also observe all stages of grantmaking and attend all board meetings (18 meetings/year, typically from 5-7pm on Tuesday evenings). It is an ideal opportunity for an individual open to learning the Foundation’s funding areas and grantmaking strategy.