Fulfilling Your Mission

Bernstein Foundation & Institutional Advisory is here so you can focus on what's most important—Your Mission.

Your fiduciary partner

For over 52 years, nonprofits, foundations, and a host of other institutions have relied on Bernstein for investment management and customized planning. Our extensive experience enables us to help you accomplish your mission in a manner consistent with the legacy, vision, and values of your organization, and our shared community.

deutschland,baden württemberg,people,business

Featured Content

Time to Pivot: Reshaping Your Investment Committee for a Changed Market Environment

As the economy reopens amid muted expectations for stock and bond returns, it’s a great time for nonprofit and foundation leaders to reevaluate whether their investment committees are poised for success. 

Reading Between the Lines: Key Takeaways from Giving USA

In an uncommon year, American generosity proved resilient. Laura MacDonald, chair of the Giving USA Foundation, digs into this year’s report and what the numbers mean from a practitioner’s point of view.

Should You Accept Crypto Donations? Consider These Questions First

As gifting cryptoassets to charitable organizations gains traction, consider whether accepting digital currency makes sense for your institution from philosophical, ethical, financial, and logistical perspectives.


A partner for all​

We partner with nonprofits and foundations of all types and sizes.

Group of young scouts joining hands together, showing their unity.

Types of Organizations We Serve

  • Faith-based​
  • Educational​
  • International​
  • Governmental​
  • Associations
  • Healthcare and Human Services
  • Environmental and Animal​
  • Arts, Culture, and Humanities
Honeybee Hive and honeycomb ultra macro photos with light passing through it

For Boards & Investment Committees

Key questions to ask to ensure your nonprofit is paired with the optimal team. 

Wood pattern

Asset Allocation

Tips on building a durable strategic allocation tailored to your organization’s needs. 

Dandelion seed

Donor Outreach

Leverage insights we’ve gained from working with high-net-worth clients who are charitably inclined. 

Mission-aligned support

Most nonprofits and foundations want a wealth manager that is like minded and mission aligned. Our culture engages people with different backgrounds, viewpoints and ways of thinking, bringing out the best in our firm—and for our clients. 

Smiling senior couple in discussion while shopping in plant shop

Have you considered responsible investing?

Nonprofits and foundations are increasingly looking at their portfolios as additional capital that can be deployed in service to the community. When positioned effectively, these assets can work “behind the scenes” to further promote equality and societal well-being. 

Empowering you to succeed

We publish blogs and a podcast specifically tailored to nonprofits and foundations. These resources can help drive your mission forward with expert guidance on investing, governance, development, and more.

View through glass doorway into business meeting, multi racial group of colleagues sitting and discussing
Construction site of a bridge in novi sad ,serbia

Alternative investments

Can alternative investments provide a boost to mission-driven organizations? Potentially. Nonprofits have unique considerations when determining whether alternative investments fit their investment needs. We can help you determine whether they’re right for your organization. 

Get in Touch

Our team of advisors in 20 cities are ready and able to help you wherever you are.

Update browser for the best experience

We may not support your browser anymore. For the best experience, we recommend using the most recent version, or one of our supported browsers.