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Foundations & Endowments

Our Foundation Services team offers a range of services to our clients.

Howland Capital has extensive and wide-ranging experience managing foundations and endowments going back more than forty years.

We offer full-service administrative management of foundations and other charitable giving entities, issue area research/prospective grantee vetting and grants administration.

Our team provides cost-effective services to match the size and mission of each foundation or other entity.

Our Capabilities

Designing and Administering Grant Making Programs

We conduct issue research, identify and vet prospective grantees and make recommendations to the Board.

Grants and Grantee Management

We develop relationships with grantees, track grant timelines and outcomes and report progress to the Board.

Governance and Board Development

We collaborate with and serve the Board, guide its decision-making and policy development, and promote adherence to governing bylaws.

Multi-generational Family Philanthropy

We work with families to engage younger members in the philanthropic work and facilitate the onboarding of new Board members.

General Administration

We handle foundation budgeting, expense management and information flow to tax preparers.

Making an Impact Locally

We offer particular expertise to foundations and similar entities who give locally. Our team’s knowledge of local organizations enables foundation clients to quickly gain an understanding of the issues and needs. Our clients can see and feel the impact of providing financial resources.

"With the interests of board and family members strongly in mind, we maintain a philosophy of transparency and collaboration. We listen carefully to grantees and prospects about the needs of their communities; and we offer promotion along the way. The results are robust community partnerships and transformational grants that bring impactful models to scale."

Kate Grundy, Vice President of Foundation Services

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