Center for Sustainable Initiatives
Leading in Grant Development
For Over 37 Years!

About Research Associates - The Grant Experts

Research Associates - The Grant Experts (RA) is the premier grants development firm with over 297 proposals submitted totaling over $700 million in funding for over 153 organizations over the past 37 years.

From initial research through final approval, our grant development process uses a partner-focused, team approach to achieve the greatest return on investment with a nearly 80% success rate since our company’s inception.

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Communities We Serve

Research Associates has proudly served school districts, universities, healthcare agencies, and nonprofit organizations for over 37 years, securing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants totaling over $700 million to help children, teachers, education leaders, colleges of education, schools, and healthcare providers enhance programs, create new programs, further research, and support continuous improvement. Our annual 100% partner satisfaction rating speaks to our values and belief in long-term partnerships.

Education

  • K-12
  • Charter
  • Magnet
  • University

Healthcare Agencies

  • Hospitals
  • Wellness Centers
  • Hospice Providers
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • University Medical Centers

Nonprofit Programs

  • Public Charities
  • Private Foundations
  • Private Operating Foundations
  • Private Corporations
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A Team Approach to Grant Development

Our team of grant professionals includes grant writers, budget analysts, researchers, strategists, technical writers, and evaluators to help you achieve maximum grant awards as we custom-develop each innovative and evidence-based proposal.

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Giving Back

Our purpose of creating opportunities to improve lives fuels us to impact the lives of many through monetary donations, hands-on community service team projects and volunteer events, and donations of goods and services to charities in our hometowns and across the nation.

Salvation Army
Harvest Hope
Red Cross
Petsinc
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From Our Partners

Research Associates builds long-term partnerships through exceptional service, attention to detail, innovative best practices, and high-quality work. Partner surveys from the last five years indicate that 100% of partners would use RA again and would recommend RA to others.