Grants4Good LLC was founded in 2009 to help nonprofit organizations and businesses find and get grants. Since then we’ve helped hundreds of people achieve their grant seeking goals to make their work possible.
We work with organizations to help them get more grants in less time through:
- interactive training sessions,
- individual and group consultations,
- and high -quality products designed to streamline the grants process.
Writing and getting grants does not have to be a time-consuming chore that interferes with your work. Learn about how we can help your organization achieve its mission through grant funding
“Grants4Good has been pivotal in our success as an agency…We have developed a number of new partners and supporters while increasing the support from grants.”
“Grants4Good opened a whole new world for obtaining funding.”
Meet Our Team
Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S.
Owner and Founder
Margit Brazda Poirier brings over 25 years of nonprofit management and grants experience to the company. She holds the GPC certification from the nationally-accredited Grant Professional Certification Institute and is one of only 20 nationally-approved trainers. Margit has written and received over 14 million in grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent foundation that issued over one million in grants annually.
Having spent several years in grant seeking and writing, followed by leading a private foundation, Margit wanted to put her skills to use helping organizations to better understand and navigate the philanthropic community. Margit’s interests include working with organizations to help them develop a sustainable and manageable grant seeking plan that ensures their long-term operational and programmatic success.
Margit is a published national journal author and frequent speaker on all aspects of grant writing. Grants4Good LLC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and New York Empire State Development, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association.
Carolyn E. Kourofsky
Carolyn Kourofsky began her fundraising career in the 1990’s and has been an Associate with Grants4Good since 2012. Her grant applications have helped non-profits and companies secure millions of dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other federal and state agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations.
She has been a grant writer and development officer for Rochester Institute of Technology, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester General Hospital Foundation, and is owner of Excelsior Editorial Consulting/Doing Good by Writing Well. Her series of grant seeking articles appeared in Thompson Publishing Group’s Local/State Funding Report. In addition to grant writing, Carolyn provides articles, case studies and white papers, video scripting, and web site content.
Amanda Smythe, MPA
Amanda Smythe began her nonprofit career with a moving volunteer experience that inspired her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Public Administration, focusing in healthcare and nonprofit management. With over a decade of experience, her grant applications have helped organizations to raise six-figure grants for programming, capacity building and emergency aid from local, national and international foundations.
After graduate school, Amanda spent time in New York City, serving as Manager of Finance and Administration at MoMA PS1, the contemporary art affiliate working in tandem with the Museum of Modern Art, and Director of Development for Boarding for Breast Cancer, a national organization that focuses on outreach and education in the action sports community. After returning to Rochester, New York, she began consulting for small and medium sized organizations whose missions focused on Veteran support, women’s health, international aid, homelessness, youth education, adult literacy, and more. Her nonprofit knowledge base is broad, and brings a holistic perspective to grant proposals. In addition to grant writing, Amanda offers expertise in fundraising strategy and communications.