Work in finance? Here's how you could land a job with a foundation

Financial and grant-making experience is sought after by foundations. Photo by: rawpixel from Pixabay 

Foundations play an increasingly important role in global development, contributing billions of dollars in funding each year to tackle issues such as health care, education, and strengthening governance around the world.

The sector has grown considerably in the past two decades. Nearly three-quarters of existing foundations were set up in the past 25 years. The combined expenditure of these organizations exceeds $150 billion each year, which is spent on a range of issues, including overseas development.

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    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.