About UsThe premier grants development and management firm in the Southeast for over 30 years

Formed in 1985...

Research Associates is the premier grants development and management firm in the Southeast with demonstrated experience in developing and managing grant programs in education and other human service fields. We have secured more than 245 education and human service grants totaling over $560 million in grant funding (ranging from $250,000—$20,000,000) with an overall success rate of 82%.

Our Purpose

To create opportunities
to improve lives.

Our Mission

To be the leader at helping school districts and large nonprofits in the Southeast secure and use grant resources effectively to achieve their missions. We are driven by our values of: Excellence, Initiative, Accountability, Integrity, Good Communication, Team Work, and Openness.

We will realize our mission and purpose by: (1) maintaining high quality work standards; (2) building long-term client relationships based on mutual trust and respect; (3) serving partners with a high degree of reliability while consistently exceeding their expectations; and (4) adhering to high ethical standards.


Our Team

With offices in Columbia, SC, Florence, SC, Greenville, SC, Chapel Hill, NC and Atlanta, GA, our team of multi-disciplinary professionals has expertise in researching, planning, developing, managing, and sustaining grant programs.