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Foundations and Endowments

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    2014 Financial Outlook for Foundations and Endowments

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    Investment Committee Toolkit

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    A Resource for Foundations & Endowments to Improve Investment Outcomes

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Foundations and Endowments: Balancing Over Distribution with Long-Term Spending

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Quanda Allen, First Vice President of Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice for SunTrust Bank, discusses how foundations can create a spending strategy that balances over distribution with long-term financial needs Watch Now

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Podcast: How to Start a Private Foundation: Key Considerations and Steps

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Establishing a private foundation helps retain control over charitable giving

Allen Mast, First Vice President, SunTrust Private Foundation Practice, discusses the benefits and logistics of starting your own private foundation Watch Now

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Podcast: Consider Alternative Investments in Foundation and Endowment Portfolios

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The time is now for alternative investments as part of an overall portfolio

Alan McKnight, Head of Institutional Investments with SunTrust Bank, discusses how a foundation and endowment’s alternative investment strategy can outperform its spending policy, and, over time, accomplish the organization’s long term goals. Watch Now

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Improving Investment Outcomes - A Guide for Investment Committees

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Alan McKnight, Head of Institutional Investments, SunTrust Bank

Throughout this paper, we will explore ways in which committees can leverage and streamline the plethora of information they receive, focus their discussions and decisions, and hopefully, improve their returns to support the long-term missions of their institutions. Read More

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Why Alternative Investments May Make Sense For Nonprofits

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By Alan McKnight, Head of Institutional Investments, SunTrust Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice.

Make an informed decision about adding alternatives to your investment portfolio. Read More

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The Top Five Governance Issues Facing Nonprofits Today

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By Quanda Allen, First Vice President, SunTrust Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice

Empowering nonprofits with information, tools, and resources to overcome challenges is a vital step to inspiring the highest level of confidence from stakeholders. Read More

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Ask Nicely, Please

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The do's and don'ts on how foundations and endowments should solicit donations.

For some charities, the difference between success and failure may not have much to do with how they spend their money. It may, instead, have to do with how they ask for money. Read More

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A Sound of Thunder

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The Federal Reserve and central bankers around the world are convinced that taking a different approach to fighting a deep recession will affect a better outcome and restore stability to the markets and the global economy. Read More

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Contact our Foundations and Endowments Team

Call 866.223.1499 to learn about our full range of services and capabilities or contact your Client Manager.