Our Clients

    Sutherland Strategies, LLC has consulted with nearly 175 nonprofit and foundation clients and more than 100 community foundations throughout the United States, and internationally. Our clients range from small start-ups to large institutions with deep roots, located in both urban and rural communities nationwide.
    Regardless of asset size or geographic region, we take time to understand your organization and your community to ensure our work reflects your unique culture and values. All of our engagements are highly customized and flexible to best meet the needs of each individual client.


    "The Sutherland Strategies team did a superb job in guiding the strategic planning process for our community foundation. The fact that they have deep experience with community foundations made all the difference."

    Deborah OnslowFormer Board Chair, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

    Partial Client List

    COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONSAdirondack Community Trust (NY)Baltimore Community Foundation (MD)Bermuda Community FoundationBlue Mountain Community Foundation (WA)Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (SC)College Futures FoundationCommunity Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (NY)Community Foundation of Collier County (FL)Community Foundation of Greater Flint (MI)The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (NC)Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CT)The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (CA)Community Foundation for Monterey County (CA)Community Foundation of the OzarksThe Community Foundation (Riverside & San Bernardino Counties)Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (CA)Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA)The Community Foundation of South Alabama (AL)Community Foundation of the Verdugos (CA)East Bay Community Foundation (CA)El Dorado Community Foundation (CA)Fairfield County’s Community FoundationFort Dodge Community Foundation (IA)Fresno Regional Foundation (CA)Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI)Hampton Roads Community FoundationThe Henderson Community Foundation (NV)Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (CA)Horizons FoundationImperial Valley Community Foundation (CA)Indian River Community Foundation (FL)International Community FoundationKern Community Foundation (CA)Latino Community Foundation (CA)Long Beach Community Foundation (CA)Mahoning Valley Community FoundationMartinez Community Foundation (CA)Napa Valley Community Foundation (CA)Nevada Community Foundation (NV)Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation / Endeavor FoundationOrange County Community Foundation (CA)Peninsula Community Foundation (CA)The Philadelphia Foundation (PA)Placer Community Foundation (CA)Sacramento Region Community Foundation (CA)The Santa Barbara Foundation (CA)Shasta Regional Community Foundation (CA)Solano Community Foundation (CA)Southwest Florida Community Foundation (FL)Stanislaus Community Foundation (CA)Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (CA)Vermont Community Foundation (VT)Women’s Foundation of California (CA)
    PRIVATE FOUNDATIONSThe Atlantic PhilanthropiesThe Charles and Helen Schwab FoundationHeising SimonsThe James Irvine FoundationJohn Burton Advocates for YouthNational Philanthropic TrustThe Reva and David Logan FoundationThe Ritter Charitable TrustStupskiY&H Soda Foundation

    ASSOCIATIONS OF FOUNDATIONSAssociated Grant Makers (Boston)CFLeads League of California Community FoundationsNew Mexico Association of GrantmakersNorthern California Grantmakers

    NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONSACME AnimationAddison County Transportation ResourceAdvancing Vibrant CommunitiesAid for AIDS of NevadaAlameda Point CollaborativeAllen Temple Housing & Economic Development Alonzo King's LINES Ballet The Audubon School California HumanitiesCatholic Charities of the East BayCenter for Investigative ReportingCleveland ClinicCommunity School for Music & Arts Connolly Ranch Education Center Contra Costa Interfaith HousingCredit Counseling of Arkansas EHC LifeBuilders Fair Housing Napa ValleyFirst Place for YouthThe Health Trust Housing Endowment and Regional Trust Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Kerry's Kids Medical FoundationMary Elizabeth InnThe MBA-Nonprofit Connection Napa County Historical SocietyNational Family Association For Deaf-BlindNorth Country Community Recreation Center Oakland PromiseOttauquechee Health FoundationPlanned Parenthood Shasta PacificRebuilding Together OaklandRetirement Housing FoundationThe Shade Tree Shelter for Women and Children Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative Stanford Jazz Workshop Sun Valley Music FestivalUnion of Concerned Scientists Upper Connecticut Valley Community Coalition The Women’s Foundation of CaliforniaYerba Buena Center for the Arts Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project
    InternationalThe Centre on Philanthropy (Bermuda)Grameen Foundation Microfinance Opportunities

    PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONSCity of Oakland (CA)Clark County Department of Family Services (NV)East Bay Regional Parks Foundation (CA)First 5 Alameda County - Every Child Counts (CA)San Francisco Arts Commission (CA)


    "The depth and breadth of community foundation knowledge that the team at Sutherland Strategies demonstrates is unparalleled in my experience. Not only do they know the community foundation field well, they are highly skilled in organizational development and deliver on objectives with professionalism, expertise and warmth."

    Shelley Hoss

    President, Orange County Community Foundation

    "Both my board and the Women's Foundation board think you walk on water. Last night we had the Board Invitational and EVERYONE was talking about what a great job you did and how excited they are and loved your knowledge of trends in the field. I think this could result in an annual visit to us! THANK YOU for helping to move both boards forward.”

    Eileen Connolly-Keesler

    President/CEO, Community Foundation of Collier County

    "Sutherland Strategies helped the Community Foundation of Greater Flint develop an equity-focused strategic plan by engaging the hearts and minds of trustees and other stakeholders.Their work is exemplary, executed with a wealth of understanding and foresight regarding the field of philanthropy. Chris and the team stay ahead of deadlines and hold organizations accountable to do the same."

    Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEO | George Wilkinson, Board Chair

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint

    "The Sutherland Strategies team did a superb job in guiding the strategic planning process for our community foundation. The fact that they have deep experience with community foundations made all the difference."

    Deborah Onslow

    Former Board Chair, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region