Center for Sustainable Initiatives
Leading in Grant Development
For Over 36 Years!
Grant Experience


Research Associates (RA) is the premier grants development firm with over 297 federal, state, foundation, and corporate grant proposals submitted totaling over $700 million in grant funding for our partners over the past 37 years! RA has secured funding for over 153 organizations (85 school districts plus 68 nonprofits, universities, and health agencies).

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Grant Writing


Our time-tested, research-based 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 in 1985. We are proud of our 100% partner satisfaction rating which speaks to our long-term partnerships.

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Grant Writers


Our team of grant professionals includes grant writers, budget analysts, researchers, grant 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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Surveys indicate that 100% of RA partners recommend our services to others.

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Giving Back

With a purpose of creating opportunities to improve lives, Research Associates has positively impacted 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
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