Person

Janet Maughan

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Executive Director of Passport Foundation

Main Philanthropy:

Environmental Activism

Janet Maughan is a left-of-center advocacy-philanthropic executive currently working as executive director of the Passport Foundation. She previously worked for both the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation and is a board member for Earthjustice.

Occupation

Janet Maughan is the executive director of the Passport Foundation, a position she has held since 2008. The Passport Foundation is a nonprofit arm tied to the San Francisco, California-based hedge fund Passport Capital. [1]

The Passport Foundation is a liberal grantmaking organization founded by John H. Burbank III and his wife Alison Carlson that focuses on environmental causes and other left-progressive economic and social causes. [2]

Maughan also sits on the board of trustees for Earthjustice, a leftwing environmental legal group. [3] A resident of Oakland, Maughan founded Oakland Neighbors Inspiring Trust, an organization working to increase racial understanding. [4]

Career

Maughan has done philanthropic work that focused on environmental issues, as well as public health and poverty. [5]

Before taking the top spot at the Passport Foundation, Maughan served as the managing director for the Rockefeller Foundation from 2000 through 2008. [6]

Maughan worked as a program officer for the Ford Foundation from 1987 through 1994. [7] While at the Ford Foundation, she worked in the Rural Poverty and Resources program. It is in this position where she started the foundation’s environmental and climate work. [8]

References

  1. Press Release. “Jane Maughan Joins Earth Justice Board.” Earth Justice. April 26, 2017. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/janet-maughan-joins-earthjustice-board ^
  2. “John H. Burbank III.” Inside Philanthropy. November 20, 2018. Accessed April 24, 2019. https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/wall-street-donors/john-h-burbank-iii. ^
  3. Press Release. “Jane Maughan Joins Earth Justice Board.” Earth Justice. April 26, 2017. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/janet-maughan-joins-earthjustice-board ^
  4. [1] Press Release. “Jane Maughan Joins Earth Justice Board.” Earth Justice. April 26, 2017. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/janet-maughan-joins-earthjustice-board ^
  5. [1] Press Release. “Jane Maughan Joins Earth Justice Board.” Earth Justice. April 26, 2017. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/janet-maughan-joins-earthjustice-board ^
  6. Janet Maughan. LinkedIn. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/janet-maughan-95b4b110/ ^
  7. Janet Maughan. LinkedIn. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/janet-maughan-95b4b110/ ^
  8. Press Release. “Jane Maughan Joins Earth Justice Board.” Earth Justice. April 26, 2017. Accessed January 18, 2020. https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2017/janet-maughan-joins-earthjustice-board ^
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