The team behind your team.

Bottom line, we “get" grants: we understand the grant seeking process, how to interpret the grant making patterns of funders, and how to guide nonprofit leaders to strategically grow their grant revenues.

We partner with organizations as their trusted advisors to identify funders, recommend grant strategies, write compelling proposals, and make long-term gains.

Grants Plus is the nation's leading strategic grant seeking firm. We have received the Weatherhead 100 Award for seven consecutive years, a Smart Business Progressive Organization Award, and a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.

We practice multiple ways of giving back, from sponsoring company-wide volunteer days, to adopting a cause at the holidays, to growing a philanthropic fund at The Cleveland Foundation.

Combined, our professional team of grant seeking experts bring hundreds of years' experience in the nonprofit sector. We have walked in our clients' shoes as executive directors, development directors, foundation officers, and grant writers.

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Grants Plus is a proud member of The Giving Institute, which consists of member organizations that have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence and leadership in advancing philanthropy.

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Grants Plus strives to be an anti-racist firm and an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace. From our founding, we’ve been a mission-based, values-driven firm that welcomes and nurtures the unique talents, contributions, ideas, and experiences of our team. We seek to intentionally grow the diversity of our staff across geography, gender, sexuality, race, belief, ability, and other realms and identities, in order to be reflective and inclusive of the diverse communities and missions of our client organizations. We take proactive steps to ensure a diverse applicant pool for any open positions.

 MEET OUR NATIONAL TEAM OF EXPERTS

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Lauren Steiner, JD

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
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Kari Elsila, MNO

DIRECTOR OF GRANT SERVICES
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Jessica Salyers

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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Scott Armstrong

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Dana Textoris

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Kristi Reed, MBA

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS
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Jessica Robb, MSW, CLSSGB

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
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Michelle Barbeau

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST
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Sarah Dave

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
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Laura Altieri, MNO

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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Karie Shepherd

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
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Christopher Breakell

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Gail Dancy Heim, MA

CHIEF SERVICES OFFICER
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Helene Herbert, MBA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Laura Burton

Laura Burton

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Erin Cameron

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST
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Matt Carter

SENIOR ADVISOR
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Cari Catts

SENIOR ADVISOR
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Lauren DaDante

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Hannah Everett, MS

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

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Christine Guillory, MA

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Kelly Howard

SENIOR ADVISOR
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Lori Jolliffe

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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Cecilia Macera, CFRE

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Kelley Malcolm, PhD

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Mollie Malloy

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST
Sarah Mehler

Sarah Mehler

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST
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Kewona Mitchner, MBA

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Allison Richards

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
KatieRosen

Katie Rosen, MBA

MARKETING COORDINATOR
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Christina Skasa, MLIS, MA, MS

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Abby Teare, MA

SENIOR ADVISOR
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Jane Wise

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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Gina Wolf

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

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Jeremy Writt

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST

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