PRESIDENT SEARCH FOR JESSIE SMITH NOYES FOUNDATION
The Board and staff of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (“Noyes”) are proud of the work we do to support grassroots organizations and movements working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions in the United States. We continue to pursue opportunities to increase our impact and deepen our commitment to creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.
We are announcing an exciting opportunity for a committed and visionary nonprofit leader to join us as Noyes’ new President and build on 70 years of social change work. This motivated and ambitious leader will shape and enhance Noyes’ grantmaking and impact investing strategy, help to build Board capacity, and seize near- and long-term opportunities for increased impact in the field of social justice. More about this opportunity can be found here.
As we initiate a nationwide search for a new President, Noyes will continue to play a pivotal role in supporting grassroots organizations and movements in order to effect social change. The commitment of our grantees and the communities we serve continues to be the bedrock that allows us to drive social change movements forward and create a more equitable world.
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF NOYES BOARD MEMBER, ANN F. WIENER
Ann F. Wiener, a granddaughter of Charles F. Noyes, passed on May 12, 2018, after serving on the Noyes Foundation board for over 50 years. Ann helped to guide the foundation as it shifted from awarding scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to funding grassroots organizations and movements working to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world. She also helped lead the transformation of the foundation’s board and staff, bringing on members from outside the Noyes family to create a leadership team more inclusive of the identities and experiences of our grantees. Read more here.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation was established in 1947 by Charles F. Noyes as a memorial to his wife, Jessie Smith Noyes. The Foundation's mission is to support grassroots organizations and movements in the United States working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
We envision a socially just and environmentally sustainable society in which all people are able to gain the knowledge and build the power they need to exercise their rights and participate fully in the economic, social and political decisions that affect their lives and communities.
The Foundation's current Funding Priorities are Environmental Justice, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Reproductive Rights, and an Environmentally Sustainable New York City. The Foundation makes a particular effort to include in its funding portfolio a significant percentage of organizations led by people of color.