Eric Kessler founded Arabella in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. In the years since, they have grown to a team of more than 60 people across four cities dedicated to helping clients make a difference in the issues that matter most to them. They help families and individuals develop effective and efficient strategies for their philanthropy and impact investing. Institutional foundations rely on us as a strategic partner and a resource to extend limited capacity. And they work with corporations to align their philanthropy with their business strategies and bottom lines. Their customized services are built from a comprehensive platform spanning strategy, due diligence, evaluation, grant making, impact investing, project incubation, donor collaborative, foundation management, board support, family engagement, and education. Arabella is a uniquely independent and unbiased resource: They work exclusively for donors and investors, providing objective advice to help you achieve greater good.
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Arabella Advisors was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Washington, US
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Arabella Advisors has offices in Washington, San Francisco and Chicago
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300 1201 Connecticut Ave NW
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1550 211 W Wacker Dr
San Francisco, US
401 340 Pine St
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Reflecting on More Than a Decade in Philanthropy

Each year at this time, we pause to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to the next 12, taking note of the inspiring work we get to do with our remarkable partners and teammates. This year, though, I found myself thinking less about the past 12 months than about the past 13 years—the time…

After the Elections, Keep Investing in Civic Engagement

After months of unprecedented energy, citizen participation, and investments of every kind, the 2018 midterm elections are behind us. Beyond the still-developing stories of the individual races, these elections saw several important developments for our democracy, including a nationwide wave of new …

Confronting the Prison-Industrial Complex

Philanthropists can help address over-incarceration in America and the serious harm it does to communities by supporting efforts to better understand and confront the network of companies that currently profit from the US prison and detention system—what criminal justice experts call “the prison-ind…

What Good Is a Philanthropic Advisor?

[Editor’s note: Kate McAdams originally published this post on LinkedIn.]   I get this question fairly frequently: “Is a philanthropic advisor an actual profession?” Why yes, yes it is. And I’m proud to say I am one. Recently, I was able to reflect on my experience when Fidelity Charitable sought my…

Advancing Health through Affordable Housing (and Vice Versa)

Location, location, location. As any real estate agent can tell you, where you live goes a long way toward determining how you live—by determining your access to quality schools, appropriate healthcare, reliable transportation, clean air, stable employment, and more. Yet all too often, people can’t …

Collaborating to Build Communities in America’s Heartland (Video)

A new donor collaborative, the Heartland Fund, is helping to support leaders and organizations across the Midwest who are working for a just, sustainable, and equitable future. As previously noted on this blog, Arabella Advisors has been working closely with two donors with deep roots in rural commu…
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Arabella Advisors Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Arabella Advisors founded?

    Arabella Advisors was founded in 2005.

  • How many employees does Arabella Advisors have?

    Arabella Advisors has 194 employees.

  • Who are Arabella Advisors competitors?

    Competitors of Arabella Advisors include Mal Warwick | Donordigital, Wetherby and Innpact.

  • Where is Arabella Advisors headquarters?

    Arabella Advisors headquarters is located at 300 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington.

  • Where are Arabella Advisors offices?

    Arabella Advisors has offices in Washington, San Francisco and Chicago.

  • How many offices does Arabella Advisors have?

    Arabella Advisors has 3 offices.