Founded in 2002, The Libra Foundation is a family foundation that has been based in Chicago, and is now moving its headquarters to San Francisco. The Libra Foundation is governed by a six-member family Board and has assets of approximately $205 million; over time, the Foundation will have a small (two to three person) staff. Over the past 14 years, The Libra Foundation has done significant grantmaking in progressive causes and movements, with a multi-generational family being closely involved with the Foundation, setting its strategy and interacting with many of the Foundation’s grantee partners. The Libra Foundation funds social and economic justice organizations that integrate human rights into their work, supporting national organizations and local and regional groups on matters of national significance, particularly in the areas of women’s rights, environmental justice, social justice, drug policy reform, immigration, and economic justice.
The Foundation is entering a new chapter in its evolution; while the family remains very engaged in the work of the Foundation (and in this era, is ever more committed), the move of the Foundation to San Francisco marks the beginning of “Libra 2.0”. The Foundation will heighten its support of advocacy and civic engagement efforts, and seeks an Executive Director to guide the Foundation’s practice in response to current political challenges, leveraging the family’s philanthropic portfolio to highest advantage and deepest impact at this most needed moment.
The Libra Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/TLF_ED_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.
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