Endowments & Foundations

More Than Investment Management

We understand that different organizations face different challenges. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, we have developed a focused set of services that are customized to help your organization meet its financial and philanthropic goals.

Our Endowment & Foundation services provide five pillars of support to help organizations achieve their core charitable and philanthropic missions.

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Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us if you would like to learn more about our Endowment & Foundation services.

A Robust Servicing Framework

We offer services that align your goals with the right tools to achieve them. From meeting spending needs and evaluating investment options, to fiduciary best practices and fundraising support, Manning & Napier is committed to partnering with your organization to help it achieve its mission.

Fundraising Support

Manning & Napier offers a full spectrum of services that focus on the various stages of fundraising. We can help identify and implement strategies designed to increase funding from current and potential donors.

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Spending Policy Analysis & Design

Our analysis can help your organization evaluate and, if needed, amend its spending policy using forward projections as well as historical market context.

Board & Staff Education

To keep your members involved and engaged, we offer education services that cover a variety of topics and are customized to the sophistication level of your group.

Portfolio Management

We can help with every aspect of portfolio management for your organization.

Ongoing Monitoring

Our services include meeting with your organization to review a consolidated progress report that assesses how close you are to meeting your fundraising, spending, education, and investment goals.


Thought Leadership

We offer a level of support far beyond investment management that can truly add value to your organization’s efforts by addressing the challenges endowments and foundations face today.

Impact: Helping Endowments & Foundations Succeed

Non-profits, endowments, and foundations face many unique challenges, and never has it been more evident than this year. Organizations like yours are vital to helping our communities thrive, and we created this issue of Impact because we want to help you navigate this unique and ever-changing environment.

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  • February 24, 2021

    Four Considerations for your Non-Profit Investment Policy

    An investment policy is a road map for your non-profit portfolio. It guides your investment program, specifying the risks you’re willing to take and the goals you’re trying to achieve. It should be the first step when an organization funds a portfolio, but it is not a ‘set it and forget it’ …
  • January 28, 2021

    Webinar: Our 2021 Outlook for Endowments and Foundations

    We are coming off of one of the most tumultuous years in our lifetime. While non-profits faced unprecedented challenges this past year, 2021 could prove to be even more difficult. In this webinar we discuss what we’ve seen over the last year, what we expect from the year to …
  • January 15, 2021

    5 Lessons Non-Profits Learned in 2020

    2020 was certainly a challenging year for many organizations, but for some, also a year of evolution and growth. Many of the lessons learned this year can help non-profits prepare for potentially difficult years ahead. Below are five lessons that non-profits learned in 2020. Virtual Reality is …
  • December 22, 2020

    Maximize Control and Charitable Impact with an Endowment

    Sarah F. Bothma Associate Attorney Underberg & Kessler, LLP Guest contributors, Sarah Bothma and Ed Russell from Underberg & Kessler, LLP, share the ways donors can benefit from creating an endowment. An endowment provides great flexibility for charitable giving, …

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