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

GMA by the Numbers:

42 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$37 million

clients’ average charitable assets

GMA by the Numbers

52%

of clients are philanthropic families

GMA by the Numbers

68%

of our 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

Family Foundation Finds Focus in Grantee Relationships

In recent years, GMA has worked with the Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation to define and hone its grantmaking focus. The process involved deep listening and learning and strengthened grantee relationships. 

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Case Study

How a Diversity Focus Changed One Foundation’s Board

Leadership sees its own diversity as essential to driving change. Shaping the board is an iterative process, an invitation to reflect on its intentions.

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Case Study

Deep community relationships drive strong philanthropy

The Miller Foundation is a testament to the value of deep engagement in philanthropy. So - how does one go about building community relationships?

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Parker Foundation trustees, advisors, and staff
Case Study

Foundation’s DEI Progress Reflects its Place-Based Grantmaking

Over two decades, the Parker Foundation has welcomed stakeholders into the fold. Today's board diversity reflects its place-based grantmaking strategy.

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News

GMA’s 17/25 Fund Seeds Guaranteed Income Programs for Young Adults

The 17/25 Fund for Young Adults, a three-month pooled giving and learning experience facilitated by GMA Foundations, has concluded with grants to two exceptional organizations for guaranteed income programs. read more

Baltimore Icons: Inspiring Philanthropy

The stories and legacies of iconic figures serve as a testament to the profound impact that individuals can have on their communities. read more

Resources

Funding to Boost Child Behavioral Health

Fund approaches that integrate child behavioral health interventions into high-quality programs for all children and the adults in their lives. read more

Discussion Guidelines and Principles

At its core, philanthropy is about relationships. One way read more

How can we help unlock positive pathways for 17-to-25-year-olds to achieve economic self-sufficiency?

 

Read ABOUT GMA’s

17/25 FUND for YOUNG ADULTS