Families & Individuals

Make Meaningful Change with Agility, Confidence, and Joy

We know it takes incredible time and effort to navigate the complexity of effective philanthropy — we’ve been doing it for over twenty years.

Our dedicated team is here to help families and individuals go from idea to impact. Whether you are new to philanthropy or a veteran changemaker, our experts can customize solutions and services for your unique vision and journey. Giving looks different for everyone. Whether you are ready to take bold action or seeking a quieter approach to giving, our strategic thinking and experienced implementation teams can help you make the most of your time and resources.

Together, we can make a difference on the issues that matter most.

Strategy and Program Planning: We can help you develop a mission and vision, identify the pressing 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 personally taking on the 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 to introduce and engage next-generation family members of all ages, introducing them to best practices in philanthropy, involving them in your foundation work, preparing them to lead, and helping them continue a family legacy of giving.

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 bookkeepers and controllers can coordinate with your investment advisors and accountants to ensure sound financial management.