Senior Program Officer
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Jason Cole joined Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in November 2010 as a Senior Program Officer for the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Jason is a core member of the Environment Program and directly responsible for developing and managing the Foundation’s grant making efforts in selected regions around the world.
Prior to joining MAC Philanthropies, Jason spent five years as a Senior Program Officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where he focused on their Andes-Amazon Initiative, and the thematic area of conservation finance. He began his work in the environment arena at Conservation International, spending five years helping develop and launch their grant making facility – the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
Jason is a graduate of Earlham College where he received his BA in economics, the London School of Economics, and the University of East Anglia where he received his MA in Development Economics.