3 Things to Know When Advising Private Foundations  

Advising Private Foundations  

Author: Sunil Garga, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tags: Advisor Series

When it comes to advising private foundations and their professional teams, we’ve learned a lot over our more than two decades of service. And while there may be some commonalities among foundations, we discovered along our journey that one size does not fit all...

Featured Friday: Meet Jayne de Gant 

Featured Friday

Happy Featured Friday where we spotlight one of our amazing Foundation Source employees! We are so excited to continue this series with Jayne de Gant, who is celebrating 18 years at Foundation Source this month! Keep reading to learn about Jayne’s experience and her...

Featured Friday: Meet Brittany Powers 

Featured Friday

In this edition of our Featured Friday Series, Brittany Powers shares what it’s like to work with Foundation Source clients, her favorite projects since joining the team, and what she looks forward to each day as a Client Operations Specialist Supervisor. 

Featured Friday: Meet Anthony Quarino 

Anthony Quarino

We are excited to continue our Featured Friday series with Anthony Quarino, who was recently promoted to Senior User Experience Designer at Foundation Source. Keep reading for an inside look at what it’s like to work on the Product Management team at Foundation Source.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kimberly Scott

We are so excited to announce our new Featured Friday series that will highlight the hard work and dedication of the Foundation Source team. For our first employee spotlight, we sat down with Kimberly Scott, Director of Client Services, and asked her about her...

Foundation Source Newsletter: Refresh Your Philanthropy

Refresh Your Philanthropy


Whether you’re a busy philanthropist or an advisor who supports charitably-inclined clients, it can be challenging keeping up with the latest news and information that can help you make an impact. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to the first issue of...

Giving from the Heart

Giving from the Heart

Love is in the air and even though Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, that doesn’t mean we can’t still show others how much we care. And one of the best ways to do this is through charitable giving. There are even health benefits associated with giving including lo

Scrutiny Aside, Philanthropy’s to be Celebrated


Author: Elizabeth Wong, National Director of Philanthropic Advisory Services

Tags: Philanthropy Basics

Recently, The New York Times ran a thought-provoking story on “troll philanthropy”, which underscores the reality that the charitable giving of high-profile, megadonors is frequently – if not always – subject to public scrutiny, whether it’s instigated by the donors or

Going All In On High-Risk, High-Reward Grants

Foundation Fridays

Part of what makes our work at Foundation Source so meaningful is getting to have a front-row seat to the amazing impact our clients are having on solving world problems, such as sex trafficking. Take our client, Abigail Seldin—she was recently interviewed by eJewish Philanthropy to share why she and her husband, Whitney Haring-Smith, started the Seldin / Haring-Smith Foundation (SHSF).

5 Ways to Help Clients Evaluate a Nonprofit

Evaluate a Nonprofit

Author: Gillian Howell, Head of Client Advisory Solutions

Tags: Advisor SeriesPhilanthropy Basics

As we turn the calendar to a new year, it’s the perfect time to help your clients think about their philanthropy through a fresh perspective. Set them up for success when they receive requests from nonprofits by encouraging them to start thinking about the causes they..

3 Tips to Give Joyfully

Give Joyfully

When you experience the “joy of giving,” you know it can be a real and powerful thing. But with our busy lifestyles and endless giving programs, the truth is that most of us could use a little help reconnecting to that feeling again and to give joyfully.