Foundations & Endowments

We are a specialty practice within SunTrust.

We are wholly dedicated to delivering insightful, strategic, investment and administrative expertise to:

  • Private, independent and community foundations
  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12 independent schools
  • Human service agencies
  • Municipalities
  • Member and industry associations
  • Cultural institutions 
  • Religious institutions
  • Healthcare institutions, senior centers and not-for-profit hospitals 

Our aim is simple: to help amplify your organization's impact through long-term, sustainable growth strategies and solutions that deliver measurable results.


How We Amplify Impact

Watch the video to learn about our Specialty Practice from a few of the various organizations we help to empower.
To learn about our Specialty Practice and the clients we serve, click here to view our video.

"SunTrust has consistently provided a solution to us that has helped carry us forward."

— Milton J. Little, Jr.
President and CEO
United Way of Greater Atlanta

For more than a century, SunTrust has distinguished itself through:

  • Call us at 866.223.1499 to schedule an in-person meeting with one of our specialists.

Explore ideas and strategies that enhance the work of not-for-profit organizations.


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Foundations & Endowments Resource Center

  • Starting a Private Foundation: 17 Frequently Asked Questions

    SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice, answers 17 frequently asked questions about starting a private foundation.

  • Socially Responsive Investing (SRI): Designing an approach

    Learn how a century-old healthcare-oriented Foundation aligned its investment portfolio with the organization’s mission (and came out ahead).

  • Why Alternative Investments May Make Sense For Nonprofits

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

  • Ensuring the Future of Your Nonprofit Through Planned Giving

    Being thoughtful and strategic in building a planned giving program alleviates concern and establishes an appropriate structure that aligns with your organization’s purpose, needs and objectives. To start, become proficient in planned giving basics and the functions of various giving vehicles. Take time to carefully analyze your current donor base to determine the potential opportunity for split interest arrangements. Finally, garner organizational buy-in and begin to create the necessary marketing and administration infrastructure.

  • Formalizing Philanthropy

    SunTrust Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice, provides things to consider before deciding on which option is best for formalizing philanthropy.