The Organization

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation that is 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’s goals and how they carry out their work reflects the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. They aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how they value DEI.

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 local communities

For 2018, the Foundation expects to award more than $300 million in grants. For more information about the Packard Foundation, please visit their website here.


Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant leadership experience promoting changes in society, markets, governments, or the private sector.

An intellectual agility and ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically, and understand scientific, economic, social, and policy studies that are directly relevant to the climate space is required. Candidates should also possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and inspire teams. Impeccable integrity and ethics, along with a diplomatic approach to problem solving are critical.

This role will require both domestic and international travel and will be based in Los Altos, California.