Family Foundation Start Up

Forming a family foundation can be the most significant legacy you can provide for future generations of your family. It will allow your family to work together in philanthropy and enhance the direction and quality of life in your community. Foundation Management, Inc. offers expertise, experience, and services that exceed those available in standard financial institutions and other foundation management companies. Our management and administrative services encompass a broad range of charitable organizational models that enable families to experience the joys of working together to achieve their philanthropic goals.

Foundation Start Up services include:

  • General Office Administrative and Support Services - We offer a full range of services for our customers which include phone service, mail, meeting minutes, government compliance, meeting planning and any other administrative services they might need.
  • Accounting – The accounting department at FMI has more than 60 years of experience working with nonprofit and for profit organizations. We can create specialized accounting plans for your private foundation as well as spending policies and budgets for each.
  • Grants Management and Administration – We will work with you to develop and implement a grant-making plan, using traditional or web-based programs.
  • Meetings Management - We manage several boards for individual private foundations. We create board books, send meeting reminders, assist the chairs with setting agendas, record minutes and create specialized financial and grant reports.
  • Board Retreats – We are available to facilitate two retreats and assist in further development of their policies and procedures.
  • Compliance – FMI keeps up to date on new rules and regulations facing private foundations, community foundations and nonprofit organizations through membership in several national organizations. Our CPA, who is also our compliance officer, ensures all our clients are in full compliance will all rules and regulations.
  • Risk Management and Insurance – We work with each of our clients to assess their risks and bring insurance options for them to consider.
  • Strategic, Business, and Long-Range Planning – We will help create all plans needed for our clients' future success.
  • Reports – Working with each client, we develop individual reports to meet all their needs.
  • Financial Statements and Taxes – Our accounting department will reconcile the monthly bank statements, investments statements and other pertinent financial records. Our accounting department will also work with an outside accounting firm in the filing of the 990PF.
  • Budgets – With each accounting statement, a projected minimum distribution calculation to assist in budgeting future grants.