by Brian Tomasik
First written: 12 Mar. 2015; last update: 28 May 2015
Soros Fund Management offers far and away the most generous corporate donation-matching program I've ever seen: If you donate $100K to US charities, the company will donate an additional $300K. This is an amazing opportunity, and more effective altruists should consider applying to Soros Fund Management.
See also "Employers with Huge Matching-Donations Limits".
Introduction to donation matching
Introduction to Soros Fund Management
Info about Soros matching program
- FAQs for Matching Gifts
- "Soros charitable foundation sometimes leans right"
- 2012 IRS record (skip to p. 25 for specific donations; you can see that a few people do indeed get $300K matches)
Since the match is open to all full-time employees, you don't have to be a hedge-fund guru. You could get a programming, legal, etc. job at the company and still qualify. It's hard to find information on what positions are available, since the company doesn't appear to have a website, but here are some positions for which people interviewed.
Software jobs at Soros
A friend compiled the following based on LinkedIn:
LinkedIn has 238 current Soros Fund Management employees on it, of whom 16 identify as being in the IT industry. I think those numbers are pretty close to the true numbers, by comparing the LinkedIn measurement to employee counts on companies where I actually have the latter data point. This website reckons that they had 160 employees in 2011, which sort of matches?
The IT people seem to do Windows development: Windows Server, .NET, C#, and so on. Most of them had several years’ experience before getting to Soros Fund Management. Many of them have official developer accreditations.