As Founder and President of JMC Philanthropic Advisors (JMC), a Los Angeles-based boutique firm established in 1995, Janis Minton manages long-term grantmaking for family foundations and individual philanthropists. Her ultimate mission is to translate each funder's passion for giving into an effective strategy for change, according to the donor's values, priorities and style.
Being a thought partner for trustees while creating a solid base for decision-making through strategy development is at the core of Janis's work. She is driven to innovate and make a positive impact in all endeavors, big or small. It does not matter if the firm works with a $5,000 budget for micro-grants to youth, or a $5 million budget for stem cell research - it is Janis's belief that it's not how much you give, but HOW you give that makes the difference.
With highly skilled staff and expert partners in a wide range of areas (from health, to education, arts, environment, sciences, veterans, disaster relief, etc.), Janis works both locally and internationally, advising on a sizable annual grantmaking budget while creating diversified portfolios of social investments that can include traditional grantmaking, focused initiatives, research projects, Next Generation efforts, incentive awards, and special projects.
Ms. Minton holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Human Development and Early Childhood Education. Her contribution to the non-profit community was recognized in several occasions by The City of Los Angeles, the California State Assembly and the California State Senate.
Janis believes that it is through the give-and-take of long-term relationships that mutual transformation occurs. Each day, she is honored to be given the opportunity to make a difference.back to top ^