Hello, Cincinnati!

Over ten years, Grants Plus has partnered with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to help them secure more than $115 million in grant funding. We've grown our experienced team and our philanthropic impact across Ohio: in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and now in Cincinnati. We are currently seeking nonprofit partners in Greater Cincinnati who want to propel their grant seeking efforts to the next level. Are you ready to up your grants game?

Your future grant funders are out there.

Do you feel like your organization is missing out on grant opportunities? Find those elusive funders by working smarter to focus your team's limited resources where they will count the most. We'll tell you how in our Five Step Guide to Smarter Grant Seeking: Before You Write the Grant Proposal by Lauren Steiner, Founder and President of Grants Plus. 

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Who do we work with?

Client Spotlight: Beech Acres Parenting Center in Cincinnati

Grants Plus has worked in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center in Anderson Township since 2015 and marked numerous accomplishments along the way. But we had special reason to celebrate together in summer 2016.

Our Cincinnati Team


Lisa Stofan


As a Cincinnati native, Lisa has led our work with Cincinnati nonprofits for years. Her passion is guiding clients to grow stronger relationships with funders and confidently build long-term sustainability.


Jessica Salyers


Before joining Grants Plus, Jessica was Vice President of Fund Development & Community Relations for 11+ years at Clovernook Center. Prior to Clovernook, Jessica coordinated fundraising and events for the American Cancer Society.


Kristi Reed


Kristi has been a grant seeking expert and arts administration professional for arts organizations across Cincinnati, including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Taft Museum of Art, and The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

Our philosophy at Grants Plus is simple: when we partner with a client organization, our team becomes their team.

We are the behind-the-scenes engine that powers an organization's grants effort, so its staff can focus on confidently stewarding better relationships with funders. Organizations that steadily work with Grants Plus are able to elevate their grants programs and make progress towards their grants goals. They gain the peace of mind and competitive advantage that comes with working with pragmatic experts who have the practice and perspective of having worked with hundreds of grant seekers and grant makers.

While we can’t guarantee that every prospect we identify will become a funder, or that every proposal we write will be funded, we can guarantee an excellent work product, a tailored approach that is grounded in best practices, and a professional and pleasant experience.


Where do we start?

We often start with new clients by undertaking our Grants Plus Funding Scan.

This process results in an immediately actionable game plan that can guide your grant seeking efforts for at least two to three years.

The process: Our grant seeking experts will carefully evaluate all of the potential funding opportunities to identify the most likely grant funding prospects for your organization and initiatives. 

The result: You'll receive precise ask amounts, strategy suggestions, application details, and more for each prospect, as well as a quick start calendar of priority grant deadlines.

The outcome: With our expert recommendations, organizations that complete a Funding Scan can more confidently and effectively build a grants pipeline by pursuing the right funders, at the right times, for the right amounts.



You know that grant seeking is challenging. Our goal is to make it easier for you to be successful.