Participate in the 2018 Grantmaker Salary & Benefits Survey

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Philanthropy New York is partnering with the Council on Foundations for the annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey. This survey collects data on compensation and benefits costs among community, private, operating and public foundations. PNY members receive member-only access to New York City metro area data.

The 2018 survey is now open. The deadline is May 14, 2018.

How to Participate

Community, private, public, and operating foundations are eligible for participation. Each organization must designate a survey contact person. Email the Council’s Research Department at with the survey contact’s name, title, and phone number and your organization’s name, type, and address. Once an account has been established, the survey contact will receive his or her personal login information and a link to the survey.

Compensation Tables for the New York City Metro Area

We hope to have as many PNY members participate as possible to produce a valuable benchmarking tool for all of you. PNY will use the Council’s online benchmarking tool to generate a customized report for our members on compensation at foundations in the New York City metro area. In addition, all online survey respondents will receive:

  • A PDF copy of the full 2018 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits report.
  • Access to online benchmarking, including customized reports on a choice of peer groups.

To view previous compensation tables for the NYC metro area, visit our resource bank.

Survey Policies: The Council continues to conduct this survey in partnership with the Foundation Center and your primary contact will be a Foundation Center staff person who will answer questions about the survey and user accounts. The Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey remains an initiative of the Council, and the data confidentiality and usage policies are unchanged. For any questions about survey policies, please contact

Survey FAQs from the Council