Client Spotlights

Client Spotlight: Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is gearing up for Velocity, a six-year initiative that will put Cleveland in the national spotlight by bringing some of the biggest sporting events to the city. Velocity is expected to generate more than $280 million in economic impact for Cleveland, but requires significant investment to get there. With a…

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Client Spotlight: Akron Art Museum

Maintaining your grants program during staffing transitions A solid grants program is built on consistent attention to opportunities and relationships. So what happens when the staff person responsible for managing your grants program leaves? Would you know when proposals and reports were due? What was the last stewardship step with a funder? Whether replacing an…

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Client Spotlight: Merrick House

Merrick House achieves funding wins within one year of new grants strategy For a grant seeking effort to gain momentum an organization must do more than grant writing: it must pursue a targeted grants strategy. Michelle Curry recognized this when she assumed leadership at Merrick House, a Cleveland-based organization with a 90-year history of service…

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Client Spotlight: Stella Maris

Together, Grants Plus and Stella Maris submitted 18 funding requests, totaling $620,000. More than $580,000 was awarded—a success rate of 94%. This funding has helped Stella Maris build toward its upcoming capital expansion and better serve individuals affected by the opioid crisis. The Cleveland-based addiction recovery agency Stella Maris had received small grants from a…

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Client Spotlight: Beech Acres Parenting Center

Grants Plus was proud to partner with Beech Acres Parenting Center through an exhilarating multi-stage grant application process that resulted in a major new grant. The center has served Greater Cincinnati children and families for more than 160 years with a mission to inspire and equip today’s parents, families and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children.

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Client Spotlight: Montessori Development Partnerships

Debbie Hershey Guren, President of Montessori Development Partnerships (MDP), hired Grants Plus to identify potential grant funders and provide strategic guidance for a $6.23 million capital campaign to establish Cleveland’s first Montessori charter school. To find potential funders for the campaign, Grants Plus conducted a signature Funding Scan to investigate and recommend prospective corporate and foundation prospects.

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