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"To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter."


Targeted Philanthropy Consulting offers personalized services, helping donors, foundations, and trustees with the various stages of grantmaking, including start-up, grant analysis and administration, and reporting and monitoring results. One-time planning sessions and ongoing services for grant management are available. Our approach helps ensure that your charitable investments are thoughtfully administered and yield enhanced programs and results.

Foundations and donors may request assistance with any of the following:


  Interviewing Board/family members for input and areas of interest
  Identifying mission, goals and funding areas
  Reviewing relevant trends and effective strategies in specific fields
  Identifying prospective local nonprofit organizations
  Creating a plan for foundation operations including areas of giving, guidelines for
    applicants, outreach, grant analysis and management, and suggested affiliations
  Coordinating with or obtaining legal and tax advisors as needed
  Board development and strategic planning

Foundation Operations

  Soliciting applications and working with grant applicants
  Representing the foundation to nonprofits, grantmakers, and the public
  Analyzing grant proposals and presenting grant recommendations
  Structuring multi-year and capital grants with benchmarks
  Coordinating and managing communication with grantees
  Convening grantees to promote learning, collaboration, and the exchange of best
  Assessing and monitoring progress and grant results

With access to experienced consultants, we offer specialized services depending on the needs and goals of the foundation or donor. Please contact us with any questions.