Working at MacArthur

The Foundation is a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating workplace, rich with opportunities to learn, grow and make a contribution to important, meaningful work. In pursuit of a world that is more just, verdant, and peaceful, the Foundation strives to be an exceptional place to work, guided by a number of simple principles regarding how we approach our work, how we partner with others, and how we contribute to, shape, and improve our shared work environment. These include respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, learning, opportunity, and diversity.


The Foundation currently collects and reports on the categories of race and sex for its staff. We are currently in the process of revising our internal practices and reporting to ensure we are acting consistently with additional demographic questions we expect to begin asking of our grantees shortly and to continue our intentional and ongoing efforts of building and fostering a diverse workplace. We will strive to be as transparent as possible with this information while acknowledging that the methodology behind, and reporting of, additional diversity categories is evolving and imperfect. We expect to have fuller diversity representation available by April 2020.

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