We provide governance, strategy, and operational support

for successful family foundations

Families that engage in charitable giving know they want to make a positive impact, but they aren’t always sure how to go about it.  With more than 25 years of experience working with family and private foundations, we can help your family or your foundation resolve its challenges and move forward with success and fulfillment.

Staffing Support

We manage the daily functions of the foundation and report to the Board of Directors for direction and decisions.

Managing Transitions

We work with your Board and staff to find a path forward that represents a renewed sense of joy and commitment.

Who We Serve

Because our clients vary in everything from scale to mission and geography, we take care to understand the needs unique to your foundation.

“Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors has conducted a number of projects for me over the past five years and I have always found the firm to be highly professional and very effective. Their advice and counsel was particularly valuable during my first years as president of a family foundation.”


Steve Wilson,
Former President of the Frey Foundation and
Former President of the Ruth Mott Foundation


Questioning Perpetuity

Mark Neithercut explores the benefits of a sunset date in small family foundations: focus, impact, fulfillment, and proximity.


Neithercut Philanthropy Case Studies

The Family Foundation Advisor recently reprinted our case studies to highlight the structure and methods behind important decisions in charitable giving.


Charitable Giving and COVID-19

Mark Neithercut reflects on the first nine months of the pandemic and its affect on the nonprofit sector and charitable giving.  Originally published in the Traverse City Business News.