Grant Services for Nonprofits

Bring Expertise and Workload Balance to Your Nonprofit’s Grant Process at Any Point

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Our scalable approach is designed for nonprofits of all sizes, whether working on a short deadline or toward achieving a long-term vision. We partner with those that already have a full grant calendar and require award management support or want to respond to a specific grant opportunity. Also, we supplement smaller nonprofits that do not have the in-house capacity to write and manage grants, find new opportunities, and ultimately improve outcomes.



Assel Grant Services Serves Nonprofits in Six Key Areas

    1. Organizational Readiness
    2. Case Statement Development
    3. Research, Qualification, and Grant Calendar Development
    4. Grant Proposal Preparation and Submission
    5. Grant Reporting
    6. Deadlines


Learn more about these key areas and our involvement.


Are We a Good Fit for Your Nonprofit?
Nonprofits that benefit most from our services include:

  • Those that have a development director who oversees all fundraising and doesn’t have the time to implement a comprehensive grant program
  • Those with an executive director and no development staff
  • Those with a full-time grant writer who needs assistance (ongoing or periodic) with overflow work
  • Those that have a development professional on medical/personal leave or are between development professionals that need temporary grant writing support to ensure continuity of revenue sources in the interim


Put Our Professional Grant Professionals to Work for Your Nonprofit
We can coach your nonprofit administrators and development staff on relevant trends and best practices through individual coaching or small or large group workshops.


Assel Grant Services team members have provided trainings on behalf of:


Start the Conversation Sooner Versus Later
Do you have grant deadlines looming and need help immediately? Are you planning ahead for what could be your first major opportunity? No matter where you are in the cycle, talk to us sooner than later, so we can begin moving your mission forward. Contact us today!

Assel Grant Services Serves Nonprofits in Six Key Areas

Organizational Readiness

We meet with staff and key leaders to perform a thorough review of your organization’s programs, policies, budgets, needs, and strategic plan. We ask open-ended and thoughtful questions to get to know you and understand, and even help direct, your grant strategy. We encourage you to describe your organization’s mission and program goals. When we request documents and past grants, our writers help you understand why we need the information. Our team helps you compile or create a portfolio of documents and attachments funders most often require. We can train boards and staff on best practices for seeking, administering, and reporting on grants.


One of the major strengths Assel Grant Services brings to every client is our staff’s experience and wide range of backgrounds. Since 2007, our team has built quality relationships with both large and small organizations and with the agencies that fund them. We can strategize with you to find potential connections with board members, as well as provide introductions to key local foundation program officers. Our grant experts know how to open the right doors and can direct you to discuss partnerships with the foundations that align with your mission and programs.

Case Statement Development

To diversify your revenue streams, you’ll need to communicate about your organization with multiple funders. Creating a comprehensive case statement with high-quality language about your organization and programs is key to efficiency, helping you avoid starting from scratch every time you begin writing a proposal. Our writers develop a comprehensive case statement for your organization and key programs. For organizations located in Kansas City, this step of the process may also include the creation of a Donor Edge profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Research, Qualification, and Grant Calendar Development

We help find funders who have supported similar types of organizations and programs, as well as identify promising new prospects based upon location, funding interest, target population, type of giving, and whether the funder is accepting applications. Each opportunity is given a quality match rating of 1-5, with 5 being the strongest. Based on all prior information, your priorities, risk tolerance, and budget, we create a grant calendar, beginning with your current funders and the highest-ranked potential funders with hard deadlines. Potential funders with multiple or rolling deadlines are scheduled as space and budget are available. We continue to provide regular monitoring of new opportunities, ensuring organizations are up-to-date on developing funding opportunities.

Grant Proposal Preparation and Submission

We work with your representatives to plan and develop proposals for submission in response to funder requests for proposals. Experienced in the planning, development, writing, and submission of grants, we arrive at meetings prepared with project timelines that include assigned tasks and due dates for project participants to ensure all information needed for the grant narrative and attachments will be received in a timely manner. We will work with program staff to gather accurate information about current and proposed programming and can create or critique logic models and outcome language to help strengthen proposals. We will work with finance departments to clarify allowable costs and to develop spreadsheets with pre-assigned formulas to facilitate budgets, including multi-year budgets and budgets with allowable indirect costs.   We can and will prepare federal forms and application packages for’s Workspace, NSF’s FastLane, and NIH’s eRA Commons. We also work with the many partners of government agencies to provide high-quality individualized letters of commitment for partnership proposals.

Grant Reporting

Good reporting is critical to maintaining strong relationships with funders. Assel Grant Services will track your report deadlines, assist in setting up tracking systems for your program’s outcomes, and write the required reports for both government grants and foundation grants.


Our team is keenly aware of the necessity to meet deadlines and has a track record for following established and accelerated timelines. We have significant experience in dealing with quick turnaround times when required, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and professionalism.

Past & Present Clients

Agriculture Future of America
All About Autism
American Guild of Organists
Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
Avenue of Life

Band of Angels
Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation
Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute
Camp Fire
CASA of Johnson of Wyandotte Counties

Cedar Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
Child Abuse Prevention Association
Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Developing Potential, Inc.
Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City

Exceeds Expectations, Inc. 
Exodus Cry
First Tee of Kansas City
First Tee of St. Louis
Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Kansas City

Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Western Missouri
Habitat for Humanity Kansas City
Harris Park Midtown Sports and Activities Center
Harry S. Truman Children’s Neurological Center (TNC Community) 
Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Heartland Outreach Providers
Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT)
Kansas City Civic Orchestra (KCCO) 
Kansas City Design Center  
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Liberty Community Chorus
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Metro Lutheran Ministry
Mid America Arts Alliance

North Park Fire Protection District 
Powell Gardens
River of Refuge

Saving Sight
South Metropolitan Protection Fire District
Te Deum
The Family Conservancy
The Whole Person

Welcome House, Inc.
United Methodist Health Ministry Fund 
United Way of Greater Kansas City
YMCA of Greater Kansas City