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

GMA by the Numbers:

36 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$46 million

clients’ average charitable assets

GMA by the Numbers

50%

of clients are philanthropic families

GMA by the Numbers

61%

of clients have been with us
for over 10 years

OUR SERVICES

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.

Consulting

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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Case Study

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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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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News

In-School Partnerships Increase Student Opportunity

In-school partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations can bridge the great disparities in opportunity that exist among a region’s students. read more

Improving the Odds of Post-Secondary Success

GMA invites leaders of Boston-area nonprofit organizations that work to improve the odds of post-secondary success for a lunchtime NPO Conversation read more

Resources

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