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

GMA by the Numbers:

35 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$50 million

clients’ median 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

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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Case Study

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

Field scan: dynamics of a funding ecosystem

By surveying its dynamic environment, the organization is able to consider its possible futures, including what to keep, what to change, and what new initiatives or collaborations would enhance its abiding mission.

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Census Equity Fund to Promote Accurate 2020 Count

Leaders of the Massachusetts Census Equity Fund 2020 unveiled their plans for a three-year project to promote an accurate count read more

Cox Trust Closes after 35 years of Philanthropy

The Jessie B. Cox Trust has made over $107million in grants for New England. The family trust closes with investments in education, environment, health. read more


3 Ways to Nurture Strong Successors

Our shared future depends on nurturing strong successors, and so we invest in the health of GMA by focusing on shared leadership, knowledge development, and succession planning. read more

Corporate Philanthropy: Voices from the Foley Hoag Foundation

It is exciting when corporate philanthropy moves beyond tax planning and business strategy to strengthening communities and nurturing meaningful relationships. read more

Celebrating strong relationships,

a critical element of joyful giving.


GMA Foundations


February 2018