Our Philosophy

We believe in the promise and power of private philanthropy to bring much needed ideas, innovations and resources to meet our society’s most pressing needs and solve our most challenging problems. We also believe that the process of philanthropy should be a joyous and meaningful experience. That giving as a family, across all generations, can help instill and reinforce important values and beliefs that unite families and create enduring legacies.


Our Services

We offer custom, highly personalized philanthropic consulting and advisory services for individuals, families, private foundations and donor advised fund advisors. We are available for short-term engagements as well as for long-term, ongoing support and foundation administration services. Our sole focus is to help you realize the true potential of your philanthropy and to create more meaningful and rewarding philanthropic experiences for you and your family. In essence, “Doing Good by Giving Well.”

  • Family engagement and education

  • Strategic and Smart grantmaking

  • Mission-aligned impact investing

  • Philanthropic advice and consulting

  • Private foundation administration

  • Professional staffing and support


“We didn’t fully understand the potential of our family foundation to both bring us together as a family and to actually create the positive impact in our community we envisioned until we worked with Brian.”

Board Member of a family foundation



Who We Are

Brian Van Weele provides comprehensive and strategic philanthropic planning and consulting services to private foundations, charitable trusts and high-net worth families. With over 25 years of philanthropic and nonprofit experience, he works closely with clients to maximize their philanthropic impact, promote family philanthropy, and develop strategic grant making goals.