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Since 2007, we have helped organizations secure more than $120 million in grant funding. We are experienced at developing grant strategies and crafting highly persuasive and professional grant proposals to private foundations, corporate grant makers, and government funders at every level.
GRANTS PLUS CLIENT SPOTLIGHTS
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.
Following are some of the grants we have partnered with our clients to secure.
$8.8 million from US Department of Health and Human Services for Early Head Start programming (2015)
$6.5 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission/Ohio Department of Education for development and expansion of a charter school network (2016)
$5 million from US Department of Labor for nurse assistant training program expansion (2009)
$4.5 million from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop and test a new health care delivery model (2017)
$3.2 million from US Department of Education for Head Start programming (2009)
$2 million from Centers for Disease Control to reduce STDs and HIV in an urban school district (2013)
$1.6 million from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to Deliver Integrated On-site Primary Health Care (2015)
$1.4 million from Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Initiative for out-of-school services for youth (2017)
$1.1 million from Bethesda, Inc. for a pediatric co-location program (2016)
$850,000 from Ohio Department of Education for an after school 21stCentury Learning Center (2013)
$794,000 from the US Department of Education to develop a principal pipeline program in an urban school district (2014)
$750,000 from US Department of Justice for a community reentry demonstration project (2012)
$625,000 from New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for prevention activities on a college campus (2016)
$693,000 from Ohio Department of Education for College Credit Plus Teacher Credentialing Program (2015)
$640,928 from Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services for a family support program (2011)
$590,000 from Knight Foundation for cross-community programs (2012)
$515,000 from Cuyahoga Employment and Family Services for a job placement and job retention program (2012)
$500,000 from NoVo Foundation for a social-emotional learning initiative in an urban school district (2015)
$500,000 from The Wallace Foundation to develop and implement a principal supervisor initiative in an urban school district (2014, 2015, and 2016)
$367,000 from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop a mental health response system at an urban university (2015)
$300,000 from The George Gund Foundation to increase access to high-quality preschool (2017)
$300,000 from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for campus suicide prevention at an urban university (2015)
$267,000 from the US Department of Justice to expand Drug Court services (2016)
$251,000 from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to support a graduate-level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (2015)
$250,000 from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children for career and technical education for children with disabilities (2016)
$240,000 from the New York Office of Victim Services to support a legal aid society's support services to victims (2018)
$200,000 from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for an electronic medical records system (2011)
$200,000 from Institute of Museum and Library Services for a new museum exhibit (2009)
$167,000 from Department of Veterans Affairs for homeless services for veterans (2017)
$157,000 from Cuyahoga Employment and Family Services for a refugee employment program (2012)
$149,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a museum exhibit (2015)
$150,000 from Surdna Foundation for a youth orchestra (2011)
$83,000 from the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative for a community fatherhood program (2017)
$90,000 from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation for advocacy work related to increasing the number of children who have health care coverage (2012)
$90,000 from National Endowment for the Arts for the reinstallation of a museum gallery (2012)
I have been impressed with Grants Plus from the beginning. They have been able to handle our ongoing grant writing and reporting and also have uncovered new opportunities. They are really a part of our team and a part of our success.
Ron Soeder, Chief Executive Officer
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