Our Story

Learn the story behind how a young bootstrapped upstart startup became one of the most reliable funding solutions for charities.

How It All Started

The story of Grant Advance is a story that begins with a young executive director struggling to secure grant funding for their organization.

If you’re a director or board member in your current organization, you are probably far too familiar with just how difficult it can be. But back when this all started, it was tougher. In efforts to find potential funders, we had decided that the grant funding process was too complex. It needed improvement, and it needed to be improved dramatically.

Grant Advance Story

How Grant Advance Was Born

When the initial team met together to design our system, we gathered a group of people that had experience and knowledge, not just with technology, but with running non-profits and with fundraising.

They became excited about the opportunity to invest their experience in developing a software solution specifically for grant funding. At this time, it was decided that it would be the team members that had served on the front lines that would drive the design and development of our software.

We’ve Helped More Than 1,300 Charities
Seeking Funding this Past Year

Our Approach of
Continuous Improvement

By putting themselves back in the position of their “inexperienced” selves, our founding members asked the simple question, “what would I have needed back then in order to be successful?”.

It was an exciting challenge. It meant that every screen design, every button, and every function of the system had to be there for a very practical reason. If it did not make things easier, quicker, and more efficient, then it was back to the drawing board.

How Our Approach Shapes Us Today

Since launching in 2014, Grant Advance has never left the drawing board. As much as we wish we could say otherwise, we understand that our systems are never perfect. No matter how big or how small, there is always room for improvement.

We listen to the most pressing issues facing our clients and look for practical solutions to these real problems. It has been a fun and worthwhile pursuit that animates our entire team to continue to strive for excellence.

Our Teamwork
Makes It All Possible

We are extremely happy with what we do and how we’ve grown to become who we are today. Take a moment to meet our valued team members and why we’re the right fit for your organization.