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

GMA by the Numbers:

40 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$37 million

clients’ average charitable assets

GMA by the Numbers


of clients are philanthropic families

GMA by the Numbers


of our 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

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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
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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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C. Hoffberger & Co. Coal & Wood truck
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Family’s Legacy of Giving Bound by Two Pandemics

Hoffberger Family Foundation's response to COVID-19 crisis in Baltimore is rooted in historic context and in the founders’ spirit of generosity.

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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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GMA Foundations appoints Susan Barry as new CEO

GMA Foundations is delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Barry as its new CEO, following co-founders Newell Flather and Mary Phillips in the role. read more

The Schrafft Charitable Trust Appoints New Trustee

Lily E. Mendez is the President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and a current trustee of The Hyams Foundation. read more


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

Grantmaking due diligence: organizational budget size

Using organizational budget size as a proxy indicator in grantmaking can reinforce funding inequities and lead to lost opportunity. read more

COVID-19 magnified behavioral health challenges for youth and the nonprofits serving them.

What is philanthropy’s role?