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


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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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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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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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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GMA Perspectives: Phil Hall

Phil Hall is retiring after 36 years at GMA. Here he shares a bit of hard-earned perspective, grounded in his love of music – and philanthropy. read more

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


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 to foster positive relationships is to be mindful of how we participate in conversation. read more

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