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

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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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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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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Environmental Action: Fresh Ideas & New Voices

We are inviting environment-facing nonprofit organizations formed in the past decade to join us for lunch and informal conversation. As staff to funders and as humans, we have questions. read more

2018 NPO Conversation series at GMA

Thank you for your interest in joining other Boston-area nonprofit leaders and GMA staff for a lunchtime discussion of issues that matter. read more


Foundations Re-group to Meet Shifting Public Policy

In response, many foundation leaders have tailored their strategies and tactics in continued pursuit of their missions. 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

Celebrating strong relationships,

a critical element of joyful giving.


GMA Foundations