Family Foundation Services

Bringing full-service solutions to private foundations


Key Family Wealth, in conjunction with Foundation Source, is able to provide a fully integrated, turnkey solution to private foundations. Key Family Wealth’s philanthropic advisory expertise, coupled with Foundation Source’s administration and foundation management tools, combine to provide a total solution for private foundations. The result: better run, more effective foundations and philanthropy. 

Our clients turn to us for help with everything from compliance to philanthropic strategy because we understand private foundations better than anyone else in the market. So whether you’re involved with starting a new foundation or part of an organization that has been around for generations, Key Family Wealth and Foundation Source seamlessly provide all the support and advisory services you’ll ever need.


Advisory Services

Find a full-range of services designed to specifically meet your needs.

Key Family Wealth provides:

  • Corporate trustee services
  • Investment management
  • Philanthropic planning
  • Tax & estate planning
  • Facilitation of board meeting preparation
  • Retreats & meeting facilitation
  • Succession planning

Foundation Source provides:

  • Customized web-based console
  • Orientation & technology support for website users
  • Configure grant permissions & approval processes
  • Monitoring of qualifying distributions
  • Management of schedules for state & federal filings
  • Review & process foundation expenses
  • Review grants for compliance with IRS regulations
  • Review grant letters to help avoid compliance issues

Administrative Support

  • New foundation creation
  • Administration & governance
  • Existing foundation implementation
  • Manage & track substantial contributors
  • Monitor compliance & due diligence
  • Transaction processing
  • Tax preparation & filing
  • Financial & grant reporting

We also offer advanced grant-making and tax and compliance services.

Advanced Advisory Services - Philanthropic Directors

Governance and family engagement

  • Board development
  • Best practices review

Effective philanthropy

  • Field research
  • Program design
  • Impact evaluation
  • Innovative social change strategies
  • Executive director coaching

Online Resources

Web-based foundation management tools

Online research

  • Database of more than one million IRS-approved charities
  • Access to GuideStar® and Charity Navigator
  • Charity research requests

Online granting

  • Automated granting to IRS-approved charities and others
  • Customized grant approval workflows
  • Favorite charities list for expedited granting
  • Hardship, emergency and medical distress grants to individuals
  • Grant certificates

Online tracking

  • 5% minimum distribution requirement
  • Grant history by date, donor and program area
  • Pending grants
  • Funding history by date and donor
  • Foundation expenses

Online reporting

  • Over 25 customizable report templates
  • Financial activity, expenses, grant history

Online administration

  • Foundation document archive
  • Personal profile
  • Report codes
  • Contact file

Advanced online resources

  • Uploading additional grant history 
  • Multi-year commitments 
  • Program areas with budgeting

As of  6/30/22

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