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

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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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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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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Tax Reform Bill Seen as a Threat to Philanthropy

How would the 2017 federal tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, affect nonprofit organizations and philanthropic giving? Some estimates... read more

Family Philanthropy, Founders, and Power Dynamics

GMA’s Mary Phillips lead a candid discussion for founders and those who work alongside them at the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Washington, DC on October 18. read more


Know Your Family Foundation Life Cycle

The life cycle is a useful lens for understanding common stages that all family foundations experience, for seeking outside expertise, and for setting the stage for successful transitions. read more

4 Ways to Reenergize your Foundation Board

Your board is good at what it does. You have experienced trustees and good infrastructure, but you would like to try fresh approaches, reenergize your foundation board, and experience your giving more fully. read more

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