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

GMA by the Numbers:

37 years

of experience in strategic grantmaking

GMA by the Numbers

$46 million

clients’ average charitable assets

GMA by the Numbers

50%

of clients are philanthropic families

GMA by the Numbers

65%

of our clients have been
with us for over 10 years

OUR SERVICES

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.

Consulting

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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Case Study

Reflective Practice for a Small Foundation

For a small foundation's reflective practice, grantee stories are a valuable source of learning and inspiration, and thinking differently about the future.

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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

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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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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News

Rising to Respond to the Opioid Addiction Crisis

GMA Foundations’ conversation with nonprofit leaders surfaced reasons for hope in responding to the opioid addiction crisis, and 3 focus areas for funders. read more

Improving the Odds of Postsecondary Success

Seven nonprofit leaders' different approaches to postsecondary success: early exposure to college, responses to student poverty, and new ways of framing the experience read more

Resources

Ready to Add Non-Family Board Members?

Before acting to diversify your family foundation board, assess your readiness to add non-family members. read more

Right-sized Evaluation for Small Foundations

GMA's preferred approach to evaluation can be framed as monitoring, assessment, and learning — processes embedded in small foundations’ grantmaking. read more

Chronic poverty changes a child’s brain;
adverse effects can last into adulthood.

 

Learn about

GMA funder community’s

trauma and resilience fund