Foundation Strategic Guidance


We are committed to providing expert guidance to help foundations advance their missions and achieve their strategic goals.

Whether your organization is private, corporate or family-based, our foundation strategy specialists draw on their extensive experience helping foundations of various types and sizes. We bring you ideas on best practices, helpful benchmarking tools, and insight that is relevant to your unique circumstances. We then work with you to translate those ideas into practical solutions that fit your needs and objectives.

What's more, we leverage multi-disciplined expertise from across SunTrust to assist you with everything from investment and spending policies to compliance and regulatory issues.

To speak with a SunTrust representative contact Jack Nichols at 202.879.6319.

Private foundation strategic guidance

Managing a private grant-making or operating foundation can be complex and time-consuming. We offer expert advice and services to help you:

  • Establish a new foundation
  • Create frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Develop investment and spending policies
  • Establish practical governance structures
  • Evaluate grant requests
  • Stay up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Find greater operational efficiencies

Corporate foundation strategic guidance

We offer expert guidance in a wide range of areas for company-sponsored foundations. We can assist you with:

  • Establishing a new foundation
  • Creating frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Developing investment and spending policies
  • Establishing practical governance structures
  • Evaluating grant requests
  • Staying up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Finding operational efficiencies

Family foundation strategic guidance

For families and individuals who are considering starting, or have already started, a philanthropic foundation, we offer expert advice to assist you with:

  • Establishing a new foundation
  • Creating frameworks to gauge effectiveness
  • Developing investment and spending policies
  • Establishing practical governance structures
  • Evaluating grant requests
  • Staying up-to-date on regulatory and tax issues
  • Setting up efficient operations
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