Nonprofit financial management and investment solutions
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Who we are: Northern Trust’s Foundation & Institutional Advisors
Your organization needs a plan to both realize its mission and secure its future. Our Foundation & Institutional Advisors practice provides a holistic solution that combines sophisticated investment and advisory expertise with a spectrum of value-added services exclusively for foundation, endowments and other nonprofit organizations.
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We serve as a dedicated investment advisor or as a fully outsourced chief investment officer to maximize returns while proactively managing risks. We keep pace with market trends, respond proactively and manage your investments and resources so you can focus on what’s important – fulfilling your organization’s mission.
We also offer a wide spectrum of sustainable investing strategies, from exclusionary to integration.
Social Impact Advisory Services
We can help with education, policy, procedures, and measurement of localized community impact investments that expand traditional grant making and other community activities.
Understanding the importance of long-term sustainability for organizations who rely on fundraising support, we provide a full range of planned giving services including gift administration, trustee services and charitable tax services, each of which is backed by our strong expertise in managing charitable giving needs for nonprofits.
Banking and Lending
We offer perspective and solutions for both sides of your organization’s balance sheet. You can manage cash while maximizing interest income and use credit facilities, such as working capital lines of credit, term loans for capital needs and interim financing, without disrupting asset management strategies.
Philanthropic Advisory Services
Supporting your efforts to be responsible grantmaking fiduciaries and stewards for your organization, we can share best practices culled from working with other nonprofits. We can guide you with the development of a mission statement , governance structure, and provide trends that facilitate donor development.
Real Estate and Commodity Management
The long-term benefits of accepting real estate donations whether residential, commercial, farmland or timber are significant, but managing these assets effectively can be time consuming and complex. Backed by our deep experience and knowledge, our specialists can help you manage these assets.
Managing renewable, oil, gas and mineral assets comes with complexity and risk. Our experts know how to navigate this ever-evolving industry and volatile pricing structures.