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Grant Writing

It has been said grant professionals change the world one grant at a time. At Ashley|Rountree, we know this to be true. Our team of grant professionals help organizations we serve articulate visions that result in making the world a better place.

“The Ashley|Rountree team took KNN’s grant-seeking efforts to the next level. We’d been trying to piece together various requests when we had time and simply were not making the progress needed to move our organization forward. With the team’s guidance and expertise, we secured critical funding. Their ability to keep our small, busy team on task to meet deadlines and think critically about our requests were essential to our successful proposals. ”

- Danielle Clore, Executive Director, Kentucky Nonprofit Network

Grant professionals strengthen nonprofits every single day. Operating a successful, sustainable nonprofit is not an easy task. It takes time and due diligence, and the equation for long-term sustainability most typically involves a strong and robust grants program. The problem many nonprofits have is simply not having the internal capacity to identify, seek and then apply for qualified grant opportunities, much less manage the stewardship of those grants once awarded. This can result in missing out on thousands, sometimes millions, of dollars! We are here to help.

“One year ago, we hired Ashley|Rountree and Associates to help us ramp up our grants management process. It has been a great relationship for us as they bring a depth of knowledge to the process in terms of the available grants that match the work of the Girl Scouts. We also changed our structure to more of a team approach when reviewing, considering and applying for grants. Between the Ashley|Rountree and Girl Scout development staff we have worked as a team on grants and have better utilized our strengths while developing a strategic approach to our grants management process.”

- Jeanine Triplett, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

The Ashley|Rountree grants division has over 100 years of combined grant writing and grant management experience and is solely dedicated to working directly with our clients to maximize grant support. Not only do we identify the right grant opportunities for nonprofits, but we have capacity to write the proposals, submit them, and then assist with the management and reporting piece of the work.

Each of our grant professionals possesses their own unique set of competencies in the following areas: Analytical, Problem-Solving, Program Design, Technical Skills, Customer Service, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Ethics, Intuition, Quality Management, and Teamwork.

“ACE Mentor Louisville, Inc. has been working with Paula Swope and Ashley|Rountree for the past six months and their knowledge of the grant market is enormous; Paula's grant writing is precise with and with references. They are very easy to work with and very professional in all they do for their clients. ACE Mentor Louisville, Inc. looks to have a long relationship with Paula and Ashley|Rountree.”

- Jeff Hofmann Safety Director/ACE Mentor Louisville, Inc. Treasurer & Mentor Leader

Overall, it’s the objective of our grants division to help each client develop the internal knowledge they need to be successful with grants. This includes partnership cultivation, an in-depth knowledge of grantmaking institutions, and instruction on how to become and remain a grant-ready organization. Our goal is to provide expertise that results in securing funds for your nonprofit.

There is no denying a well-managed grants program improves and supports capacity building throughout organizations. Our grants division customizes the best grant resources for the client depending on their most pressing needs. We have the expertise to assist with grant writing, data collection, program design, grants database management, foundation searches, and much more. Our grants team draws from a deep bench of experience, all with successful track records securing grants, managing grant-giving programs, and serving as grant reviewers.

“Working with Ashley|Rountree and Associates has been a great experience, they really take the time to understand our mission and communicate that mission more effectively with grantors. They really know how to speak the language of the world of grants and give Love City the best possible chance to secure grant funding.”

- Inga Arvin, Co-Founder, Love City

Send Paula Swope an email today or give her a call at 502-244-5835 to see how the Ashley|Rountree team can help take your grants program to the next level!

Our Grant Writers

2525 Nelson Miller Parkway, Suite #106 | Louisville, KY 40223 | P: 502.244.5835 | F: 502.244.5837

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