The Organization

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (the Foundation) is a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. Their approach to business and community participation has guided the Foundation’s philanthropy for more than 50 years. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the work of the Foundation with David and Lucile Packard’s enduring core values: integrity, respect for all people, belief in individual leadership, commitment to effectiveness, and the capacity to think big.

The Foundation makes grants at the local, state, national, and international levels, supporting innovative nonprofits to create meaningful impact across the globe. It continues to work on the issues its founders cared about most:

  • Improving the lives of children
  • Enabling the creative pursuit of science
  • Advancing reproductive health
  • Conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems
  • Supporting and strengthening our local communities

This year, the Foundation expects to make grantmaking awards of over $300M. A staff of 125 conducts the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and a Board of Trustees oversees its work. 

Benefits and Compensation

The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with related work experience. The position is located in downtown Los Altos, California, and is full-time and exempt.