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Professional Grant Development Services

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Grant Consulting Services, LLC has worked with organizations and entrepreneurs from around the globe over the past 22 years. We specialize in the grant development process and understand the multiple complexities organizations face with funding through grants.

Our clients range from schools to organizations that assist the homeless, and others that care for our environment. Whatever your business model or platform, you can trust us to help you develop or carry out a strategic grant funding strategy.

Grant Consulting Services, LLC works very well with non-profit organizations because our value systems are similar. We serve with organizations that help people. Some of our community involvement and volunteer work include:

Our Mission

Grant Consulting Services, LLC seeks to affect positive change through the written word. 

Our Vision

Grant Consulting Services, LLC helps to make the world a better place for all people. We engage in the fight against systemic giants of injustice, assist in remedies of inequality, and collaborate to empower the disenfranchised. Working with organizations across the globe that help people, Grant Consulting Services, LLC assists in feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, cultivating the arts, student learning, and combating the effects of global warming. We give a voice to the unheard and inspire the compassion and unity of all people.

Our Core Values

1. Communicate authentically internally and externally to support respect, human connectivity, and purpose in society.

2. Help organizations that help people.

3. Provide flexible jobs with ongoing learning opportunities at a living wage or above.

4. Help small businesses grow to affect positive change in their communities.

5. Provide high-quality and timely grant development services for all clients.

Meet Our Team

Valerie A. Grant

CEO – Grant Consulting Services, LLC

Valerie A. Grant, GPC has worked as a grant professional since 1998. Valerie is currently the only grant professional in San Diego County, CA that has earned the Grant Professional Certification

Valerie is the Founder and CEO of Grant Consulting Services, LLC. a grant development consulting firm founded in 2000. Valerie and her team help to make the world a better place for all people. They engage in the fight against systemic giants of injustice, assist in remedies of inequality, and collaborate to empower the disenfranchised. Working with organizations across the globe that help people, Grant Consulting Services, LLC assists in feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, cultivating the arts, student learning, and combating the effects of global warming. We give a voice to the unheard and inspire the compassion and unity of all people.

Grant Consulting Services, LLC assists organizations through grant readiness assessments, project development, comprehensive funding searches, expert grant management, and professional grant proposal writing services. Funding has been secured for non-profit organizations from government, corporate, and foundation grantmaking sources. 

Ms. Grant is also a published author and an accomplished freelance writer. Some of Valerie’s current community involvement and volunteer work include:

KOCT Board of Directors Secretary https://www.koct.org/

Co-Founder and Immediate past President of the Grant Professionals Association San Diego County Chapter https://sandiegogpa.org

North County Philanthropy Council-Fundraising committee member https://ncphilanthropy.org/ 

Refuge for Women-Volunteer https://refugeforwomen.org/socal/

Valerie has a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration from Baker College in Flint, MI, and studied Social Work for two years at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. 

Tashia Doby

Operations Manager

Tashia has more than 20 years of professional experience in multiple industries. With her BS in Chemistry, MBA and MIT degrees from SC State and AIU respectively, she has provided management consulting and project management support to different clients for more than 5 years. Currently, she resides in GA with family and her 12 yr old Lhasa Apso named Rhommeo. She focuses on making a positive difference in the lives of others. When not working (very rare), she writes and binge watches shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. 

Michelle Ito

Erate Manager

Michelle is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in Sports and Activity Management. A teacher and a swimmer instructor turned into customer service specialists 16 years ago and has been focusing on Erate for more than two years. 

 

Jilian Miguel

Erate Assistant

Jilian is a senior studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in preparation for a career in Civil Engineering, and she has previously worked as a customer service representative. In her spare time, she loves to eat and enjoys watching Netflix with her family. Success, in her opinion, is the result of hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Lindsay Martin

Grant Professional

Growing up in San Diego, Lindsay’s family instilled in her the importance of volunteering and a heart for helping others. All those volunteer hours eventually led to jobs with a variety of nonprofits, including 14 years at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With a dual degree in International Communications and Spanish, Lindsay brings grant experience from a variety of disciplines, including health & human services, education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, youth development, and the environment. When not writing, you’ll find her traveling, reading, mountain biking, and trying new restaurants with her husband and two adventurous teens.

Christina Harbin

Grant Researcher

Christina resides in North Central Georgia with her husband and 9-year-old son. Currently in her senior year at Liberty University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, she has 20 years of experience in Guest Services and Hospitality for the Walt Disney World Resort. She is just starting her career in grant research and loves to travel, spend time with family, and draw in her spare time.

Emily Hall

Grant Professional

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from The University of Alabama. Over the last 5 years, Emily has gained invaluable experience in the fundraising industry to include grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, and phonathon management. Her experience includes the nonprofit sector and higher education. She is passionate about utilizing her grant writing skillset to assist organizations in furthering their mission. Emily resides in Tuscaloosa, AL and enjoys spending time on Lake Tuscaloosa, walking her dog, and traveling.

What Inspires Us...

“There is enough dough in the world to make bread for us all to eat together.”

~ Habeeb Akande

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

~Henry Ford

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

~Helen Keller

“Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes.”

~Grant Cardone

“There is no shortage of money, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.”

~Grant Cardone

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

~Yoko Ono

We specialize in assisting organizations to meet their goals and objectives through comprehensive grant development services.