Careers at Michelson Philanthropies

Michelson Philanthropies

View available positions at Michelson Philanthropies, Michelson Found Animals, and Michelson Medical Research Foundation.

The Michelson 20MM Foundation

View available positions at the Michelson 20MM Foundation and the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property.

Michelson Philanthropies is a unique network of nonprofit foundations linked by a powerful vision to achieve measurable, positive impact in our community, state, nation, and world. Our team of curious, creative, energetic and mission-driven individuals are focused in four areas: animal welfare, education and equity, intellectual property, and medical research. We take a multifaceted approach to tackle challenges, including catalytic grantmaking, operating programs, impact investing, and energetic advocacy. 

With generous annual support from co-chairs Alya and Gary Michelson, Michelson Philanthropies is a well-funded organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds to foster sustainable, scalable, replicable solutions to massive problems. Our culture and work environment sets us apart from traditional nonprofits and inspires our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our creative office suites are located on the westside and downtown Los Angeles.

Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

For our employees, we pay up to 95% coverage and for our employee’s dependents we pay up to 75% coverage.

Retirement Planning

Generous 401k match program with access to Vanguard retirement planning support.

Paid Time Off

Generous paid time off packages, with a sabbatical offered during the fifth year.

Employee Events

Whether in the office or working remote, team building events keep our teams close

Professional Development

Learning and development opportunities are a huge focus and are made available across Michelson Philanthropies.

Michelson Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

What Our People are Saying

“Working for Michelson Found Animals has been an incredibly unique and rewarding experience. As an Adopt & Shop employee, I get to see first-hand and participate in the lifesaving work we do every day. I also get to meet and spend time with our amazing shelter pets before they find their forever homes! This is by far the best job I’ve ever had and I look forward to many more years with MFA.”

— Natasha, Operations Manager, MFA

Working for Michelson Philanthropies has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career. How often can you combine your passion for helping others (and pets!) while learning, growing, and excelling in your role? Michelson Philanthropies is a fantastic place to work that makes you feel great about your impact on your community while also providing a space for growth. I look forward to the future of Michelson Philanthropies and feel lucky to be a part of a fantastic team that supports our impactful programs.

— Emilee, Marketing & Communications Director, Michelson Philanthropies

“It’s great to work for an organization that not only strives to make an impact in the education space but also fearlessly sets out to do so in the most innovative ways.”

– Rachelle, Program Coordinator, 20 Million Minds

“At Michelson Found Animals, we are innovators, change makers, and each of us makes an impact to assure that anyone that wants a companion pet is able to care for them and keep them in their family. We challenge ourselves daily but it is incredibly rewarding and we save lives every day through our work.”

— Brett Yates, Chief Executive Officer, Michelson Found Animals