We believe in doing more than helping our clients get grants. We believe in helping them fulfill their missions.
Our team has worked with hundreds of organizations across the country. Approximately 80% of our clients have been our clients for multiple years.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Client Spotlight: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
When the staff and board of the Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) sought to open a new history exhibit, Centuries of Childhood: An American Story, they recognized it was an opportunity to seek major federal grant dollars. Yet while CMC had a strong history of receiving grants from private foundations, the museum had never before secured a federal grant.
Client Spotlight: Recovery Resources
Recovery Resources is a leading provider of mental health and addiction services in Northeast Ohio. Since 2007, the organization has called on Grants Plus to supplement their in-house development staff with expert grant writing and prospect research assistance. Most recently, the group engaged Grants Plus to manage production of a complex and time-sensitive federal grant opportunity.
Client Spotlight: EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
How would your organization use $100 million? That question could be daunting to some nonprofit leaders, but not to Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. He’s been turning big dreams into reality since opening EDWINS in 2013 — a fine dining restaurant in Cleveland that is a culinary training ground for people leaving jail and prison.
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.
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.
We have partnered with hundreds of mission-driven organizations over the last dozen years, including:
Child Bridge will find and equip foster and adoptive families for Montana children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.
Purchase College will continue to create opportunities for transformative learning and training in a community where disciplines connect, intersect, and enhance one another.
Drug Free Clubs of America will protect our nation’s youth from the horrors of drug abuse, using highly effective tactics to foster their bright futures.
Akron Public Schools educates and provides a safe learning environment where students are empowered to be innovative, life-long learners, and prepared to contribute in a global society.
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission enriches the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events.
Great Lakes Science Center makes science, technology, engineering, and math come alive.
Akron Art Museum enriches the lives through modern and contemporary art.
Cleveland Botanical Garden advances and inspires a deeper understanding of plants to enhance life.
Beech Acres Parenting Center inspires and equips today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children.
The Cleveland Sight Center educates, empowers and employs; providing training and guidance to those who are blind or have low vision to achieve independence.
Merrick House encourages and educates to empower people in Tremont and its surrounding areas.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk, and thrive, through advocacy, education, research, and financial aid.
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute teaches a skilled and in-demand trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for hospitality management, and prepare students for a successful transition home.
Ohio Environmental Council secures healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.
Pre4Cle makes Universal Pre-K truly universal in Cleveland.
Open Doors Academy is committed to breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty. We work to protect, inspire, nurture and challenge adolescents to reach their full potential.
Grants Plus tells our story from beginning to end, and touches the heartstrings of funders. We couldn't do this without them.
Larry Benders, President & CEO
CLEVELAND SIGHT CENTER