Increase your funding, impact, and capacity with a VIP Day

Immediate Results – Focused Support – Accelerated Transformation

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Case Study




A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, IL contacted Grants Works to identify ways to enhance their organization’s processes to accommodate a large growth in the number of awarded federal and other government grants. Grants Works hosted an eight-hour, VIP Day onsite at its headquarters, continued to provide additional services after the VIP Day, and conducted mandatory training of over 50 of the client’s employees.

Client Win:

The client learned that its existing processes and resource gaps discouraged collaboration and accountability, reviewed several options presented by Grants Works, implemented changes to facilitate greater oversight of its role as a primary recipient, subrecipient, and passthrough entity, and ensured its staff received the requisite training to better understand its responsibilities as a federal grantee.


About Us

Grants Works is your grant consulting partner. Our mission is to help organizations, businesses, and municipalities successfully acquire, manage, and comply with government and private sector grants that positively impact people and communities.

Grants Works was founded by Patrice Davis, a federal grant management professional with 15+ years of federal and other government grant management and training experience. We have managed federal grants as a recipient, subrecipient, and pass-through entity. We have also managed grants from 18 federal, state and local agencies and was selected to create a federally-funded federal grant management training series currently rated 4.5/5 stars by over 200 participants.

Why Choose A VIP Day?

Immediate Transformation

We take a deep dive into the challenges you’re facing and provide same-day solutions.


Time Compression

We devote a full day to getting the exact answers and solutions you need–faster.

Focused Support

We structure the day to hone in on your needs to deliver customized solutions.

Accelerated Results

We tackle that stalled grant-related challenge head on.

Our Services

In just one day, let us provide one of the following:

Grant Research

We deliver a comprehensive report of corporate, foundation, and government grants that align with your organization.


Application Management

We partner with you to manage complex applications and we ensure you submit by deadline.

grant consulting

We assess your organization’s current federal and other government grant management systems and provide actionable recommendations based on our expertise.


We deliver online or onsite training for your team or grantees on federal and other government grants. Training on specific topics available.

“Patrice was very professional and knowledgeable. She provided the action plan and held the team accountable for meeting the deadlines. She was very helpful answering questions, walking us through the grant process and requirements, offering additional trainings, providing reference materials and sample policies. “


Larissa Korniychuk, Xilis

“Grants Works provided us valuable support for pulling together a proposal that involved 30+ individuals spread over 15 entities, and required a large number of items to be prepared in very specific formats. They did all this in the space of less than 10 weeks with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in between. We could not have managed it without their help.”

Ramu Ramachandran, Louisiana Tech University

“Appreciate your support in building a training program and ensuring our needs were met throughout the project!”

Melissa Bennett, CDC Foundation

“Overall – I believe we are all satisfied with the rigor, details and recommendations within the report and look forward to connecting.”

Tim Calabrese, Mass Audubon

“Thank you Patrice! The trainings have been great.  Very well put together so that people can understand the content which is not easy to get across in [a] way that is absorbable!”

Arlene Ajami, United Way of Western Connecticut

“Patrice, thank you for all of the work you did to shepard this process. You were consistently calm and wise even when was infuriating. Your knowledge of the federal grants process was invaluable. We could not have put together this quality of proposal on our own. Thank you for all of the care and attention you put into the myriad forms and all of our budgets. Having you there to answer questions and talk things through was incredibly helpful to me and made this process so much more manageable than if we had to try to do this on our own. Please thank the rest of your team for us.”

Kristen Stelljes, NECEC


It all starts by first completing a brief questionnaire. You’ll then be able to immediately schedule a strategy meeting to discuss your goals.