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 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

Case Study

A Grantmaker’s Impact Assessment: Yes, and…

Our client had evidence that their grants had led to major policy changes and benefits for communities, but they wanted to know more - to learn and adjust.

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Nonprofit-Funder Relationships, Confident Grantmaking

Recently we witnessed a grant application from a small charter elementary school in an economically struggling port city spark a private foundation board’s enthusiasm in an unusual way.

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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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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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Improving the Odds of Postsecondary Success

Seven nonprofit leaders' different approaches to postsecondary success: early exposure to college, responses to student poverty, and new ways of framing the experience read more

Study of Americans’ Attitudes on Health Care Uncovers Deep Concerns

The Physicians Foundation's 2019 Survey of America’s Patients, reveals the biggest hurdles facing Americans today in our country’s expensive and hard to navigate health care system. 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

Chronic poverty changes a child’s brain;
adverse effects can last into adulthood.


Learn about

GMA funder community’s

trauma and resilience fund