“It is more difficult to give money away
intelligently than it is to earn it in the first place.”
– Andrew Carnegie
Lake Hills provides management, research, guidance and administrative support for grant-makers. We work with private philanthropists and family foundations to help them manage their philanthropic goals and to help establish thoughtful, high-impact philanthropy. In all cases, our goal is to help clients maximize financial resources and achieve significant social value. Lake Hills is a more cost-effective alternative to hiring full-time staff.

We bring particularly strong expertise in the areas of international development, global health issues, economic opportunity, education, community capacity-building, environmental priorities and human services.
Services include:
  • Grant-making strategies, best practices
    and guidelines
  • Due diligence on grant applications
  • Funding recommendations for grant-making
  • Strategic relationships with philanthropic
    colleagues, nonprofit organizations and
    private sector partners
  • Evaluate letters of inquiry and grant proposals
  • Internal and external communications,
    including with grantees and among
    board members
  • Produce grant award letters and obtaining
  • Monitor and evaluate grant reporting requirements
  • Site visits