Families & Individuals

Make Meaningful Change with Creativity, Confidence, and Joy

Effective philanthropy is complex and time consuming, especially for families and individuals with few or no staff to support them. Our dedicated team guides both new and veteran philanthropists through each stage of your journey toward impact. We customize our services to meet your needs, whether you want to translate a big, bold idea into action or desire a quieter approach to your giving. As your strategic thought partner and experienced implementer, we can help you make the most of your time and resources, maximizing your philanthropic investments and helping you reach the goals that are most meaningful to you.

Strategy and Program Planning: We can help you develop a mission and vision, identify issues you want to focus on, and construct evidence-based strategies and opportunities for innovative giving, including building creative initiatives that will advance your philanthropic goals.

Grants Management: Arabella’s extensive experience and knowledge of best practices will enable you to participate throughout the grant-making process without administrative hassles. We will create asset allocations and budgets, handle all aspects of the grant-making process, and represent you to grantees and in the community.

Governance: We can plan and facilitate board meetings, handle board communication, create and maintain foundation policies and records, identify opportunities for board members to network with other funders, present relevant research, and more.

Engaging the Next Generation: Arabella works with next-generation family members of all ages to introduce them to the best practices of philanthropy, discover ways to effectively involve them in the foundation, prepare them for leadership roles, and help them integrate into the family’s philanthropy.

Impact Investing: Our experts will help you educate board members and work with your family and advisors to build and implement impact investing strategies that align with your mission.

Administration and Finance: Arabella can act as your staff and office, working closely with you to ensure that all ongoing operations requirements are met. Our bookkeeper and controller can coordinate with your investment advisors and accountants to ensure sound financial management.