WHo we help / Foundations
Augment your purpose.
We help foundations set strategy to drive community impact.
What We Do
We believe in your potential to make a difference.
Foundations find themselves at an inflection point: responding to growing community needs, adapting to shifting models of charitable giving, and reckoning with a history of inequality within the field of philanthropy itself. While foundations are uniquely qualified to shift the paradigm of the nonprofit field to be more equitable and community-centered, it takes a bold, balanced strategy to do so while strengthening reputation and impact.
We work alongside your team and key stakeholders to develop an inclusive, effective framework for deepening the impact of your investments.
How We Help
Realize your purpose.
We help foundations do the planning and ecosystem coordination necessary to do good in the community. We have experience engaging grantees, donors, and key partners to understand perspectives and illuminate opportunities for civic leadership and transformative investments.
We recommend Organizational Planning to set your foundation’s strategic direction, or Systems Coordination to analyze and strengthen organizational ecosystems in communities where you invest.
Our foundation clients come away from our time together with future-focused outcomes — and excitement.
“The Trepwise team has been a great partner, supporting us in building alignment across our staff, our Board, and the many constituencies we serve. The result is a clear set of Foundation priorities and a roadmap of how to get there.”