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Foundation Source is the nation’s leading provider of support and advisory services for private foundations.

An All-Inclusive Solution for Private Foundation Needs

Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, bringing unparalleled knowledge and expertise to clients across the country. Our administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services provide a fully outsourced solution for private foundations of all sizes.

Our clients supply the funds, the vision, and the philanthropic goals; we provide everything else.

The only functions we don’t offer are asset management, legal counsel, and personal tax services, but we coordinate closely with the trusted advisors you designate. The result: a better-run foundation and more effective philanthropy.

Transforming the Way Private Foundations are Created and Managed

The Foundation Source vision is simple: To serve, inspire, and provide valuable information to every private foundation.

Our founders understood and appreciated the flexibility, versatility, and control offered by a private foundation, but wanted to avoid its traditional pitfalls–namely the complex process of setting up and running the foundation, along with the need for staff and infrastructure.

From this experience, Foundation Source was born.

Our company made its market debut in December 2002, offering something truly revolutionary to donors and their families: an integrated suite of administrative services, online foundation management tools, and philanthropic advisory services, all under one roof. Provided on an outsourced basis, these services thoroughly automate and simplify the effort required to set up and run a foundation—efficiently, effectively, and compliantly.

Last year, Foundation Source distributed more than $432 million in grants on behalf of its clients to over 27,000 charities worldwide. And since inception, Foundation Source has distributed more than 165,000 grants, worth over $2.4 billion in charitable assistance.

Charles Fayerweather

Hemenway & Barnes

Foundation Source is great at helping keep foundations out of trouble.

Charles Fayerweather

Hemenway & Barnes


There are so many rules governing private foundations that are not necessarily obvious. Foundation Source is great at helping keep foundations out of trouble. They provide the right policies and checklists to help prevent mistakes, and their back-office and tax preparation services are less expensive than buying these services à la carte from a variety of professionals. Our clients are very happy with Foundation Source. They get good results, inexpensively.

Doug Mancino

McDermott, Wills & Emery

Foundation Source provides the experience and expertise that make private foundations operate efficiently and effectively.

Doug Mancino

McDermott, Wills & Emery


Foundation Source provides the experience and expertise that make private foundations operate efficiently and effectively, not only from a standpoint of legal compliance, but also best practices for grantmaking. I’ve worked with various individuals at the company, and have found them to be very knowledgeable in this complicated area and extremely attentive to the needs of my clients.



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