Grant Consulting Services, LLC: A Year In Review
As 2023 draws to a close and we enjoy the Holiday season, we often find ourselves reflecting on the past year, what we’ve learned, and how to carry the treasure of those lessons into a new, hope-filled year. And for us in the nonprofit and grant-writing sector, we have certainly learned a lot!
The challenges, upheaval, and uncertainties of the last few years have taught us how to rediscover, re-evaluate, and re-align with the heart of our mission: why we do what we do, how we do it, and for whom we do it. As we sit in quiet contemplation of what is truly important in light of what this season is really about, let us hold dear to those who matter most, and let grace, peace, and kindness be the truest gifts we offer the world as generously as possible.
For our team, as we reflect on what 2023 has meant for us, we are honored and humbled to have been a part of the deeply meaningful work of our valued clients. From the environment to human trafficking to food pantries, we’ve helped our clients further their mission with access to funds to support their communities. Although this year has not been without its challenges, we are truly thankful for much to celebrate!
In 2023, Grant Consulting Services wrote over 160 grant applications for small businesses and nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the world a better, more equitable place for all. Of the $13 million requested on behalf of our clients, over $1.5 million has been awarded to date, with more expected in the coming weeks and months! These funds have helped address needs in our communities in so many important ways: food insecurity, economic equality, and environmental stewardship, just to name a few.
Erate and ECF awards have helped provide the necessary resources to keep our most vulnerable children connected to their schools during a global pandemic with much-needed technology that would otherwise have been unavailable to them, like internet services, wifi hotspots, laptops, and tablets. What a beautiful and important investment, not only in the lives of these individual children, but in families, communities, and the future of our nation.
Our GCS family continues to grow and each person brings so much value to our team and what we have to offer our clients. We continue to make sure that we communicate authentically internally and externally to support respect, human connectivity, and purpose in society. When we’re not working on grants, one of our highlights is interacting with each other during our monthly meetings and playing a Zoom game. We are all very competitive!
We give a voice to the unheard and inspire the compassion and unity of all people through the written word to promote positive change. With hearts full of gratitude, we wish you and your families peace and rest this holiday season. May the coming year bring you joy and blessings, and may your passion and vision for your generous work be refreshed and renewed as we ring in 2024 together!
Happy Holidays from Grant Consulting Services, LLC!