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Date(s) - 20/03/2024


Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, USA 

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. At year-end 2021, MACF’s assets are approximately $3.7 billion.
  • Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. At year-end 2021, ARF’s assets are approximately $5.3 billion.


MACP’s Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self-sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.

You can read more about MACP here.

MACP’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ): The motivation and guidance for MACP’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) work is drawn from the mission and vision, the direction from Margaret Cargill, and the caring and compassionate culture MACP strives for through work with grantees, partners, and each other. Embracing this vision will have a transformational influence on the organization, MACP’s partnerships, the work they do, and the impact that is ultimately sought.   Read more here.

The Opportunity

The Evaluation and Organizational Learning Officer will work closely and collaboratively with the leaders and staff of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies to steward equitable learning and evaluative practices. This role will support creating conditions for and the implementation of learning and evaluation culture, practices, and projects by providing collaborative consultation, technical assistance, and project management to ensure products generate new insights to improve grantmaking and organizational performance. This position reports to the Director, Evaluation and Organizational Learning and is a member of the Evaluation and Organizational Learning team.

Additionally, they will be responsible for the following:

  • Work collaboratively with the Evaluation and Organizational Learning team to advance the interests and capabilities of the organization around learning and evaluation.
  • Assist the team in working collaboratively across functions across the organization.
    Lead and support department projects and responsibilities, including curating and sharing knowledge, advancing practice, leveraging external networks, and developing systems.
  • Support the Evaluation and Organizational Learning team in ensuring our practices and processes support and advance the organization’s vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Partner with leaders to plan and implement learning and evaluation priorities that support program grantmaking strategies, improve grantmaking, and organizational performance.
  • Provide technical assistance and internal consulting to staff in developing goals and workplans for learning and evaluation efforts, including planning, sensemaking, reflection, and sharing.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with external consultants to ensure team awareness of, and relationships with potential consultant partners. Identify and manage sourcing and projects with consultants as needed.
  • Develop written summaries that support learning and evaluation culture, e.g., summaries of grantee-led deliverables, informative products for internal staff.
  • Plan and lead effective cross-team meetings and workshops, utilizing learning focused facilitation skills, tools, and techniques.
  • Present materials related to evaluation and learning work to internal and external audiences.
  • Support continuous learning efforts by identifying opportunities for improvement within and across projects.
  • Manage, lead, and participate in other organizational-wide initiatives as assigned.
  • Support MACP’s vision and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) by contributing to team and organization wide DEIJ goals and efforts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity and awareness of systemic racism and other forms of structural injustice.


Read the full job description here.