We help donors define and reach their philanthropic goals with expert advice and comprehensive services.

GMA by the Numbers:

37 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$46 million

clients’ average charitable assets

GMA by the Numbers


of clients are philanthropic families

GMA by the Numbers


of our clients have been
with us for over 10 years


Grant Strategy

GMA works with you to translate your aspirations into effective giving.

Administrative & Financial

GMA manages the details so that you can focus on your mission.


GMA helps clients thrive along all stages of their philanthropic life cycles.

“…what a deep well of knowledge and experience you brought to the room. We are all much clearer on next steps and excited to move forward.”

– Executive Director, Family Foundation

Case Studies

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Reflective Practice for a Small Foundation

For a small foundation's reflective practice, grantee stories are a valuable source of learning and inspiration, and thinking differently about the future.

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Board diversity efforts strengthen foundation leadership

A foundation makes inclusion and diversity a priority for its own board, pioneering a fellowship program and a community advisory board.

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Case Study

A Family’s Donor-Advised Fund Finds Strategic Focus

A field-building approach helped the Rudolph Family Fund achieve greater strategic clarity and increased impact.

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Case Study

Advisory board guides collaborative conservation grants

A regional environment funder conducts research and consults with an advisory board to help conserve more land at a faster rate.

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Job opening: Foundation & Office Assistant/Receptionist

Are you eager to learn, adept at building rapport, and highly organized? Apply for a full-time Foundation & Office Assistant/Receptionist position at GMA. read more

Rising to Respond to the Opioid Addiction Crisis

GMA Foundations’ conversation with nonprofit leaders surfaced reasons for hope in responding to the opioid addiction crisis, and 3 focus areas for funders. read more


Ready to Add Non-Family Board Members?

Before acting to diversify your family foundation board, assess your readiness to add non-family members. read more

Right-sized Evaluation for Small Foundations

GMA's preferred approach to evaluation can be framed as monitoring, assessment, and learning — processes embedded in small foundations’ grantmaking. read more

Opioid addiction affects everyone.


The problem is pervasive —
not insurmountable.



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