The Grantwell LLC provides non-profit social service groups (including faith-based, community-based, and grassroot groups) with quality and affordable grant support, grant writing, and technical assistance.

Groups We Have Worked With

The Grantwell has worked with multiple diverse faith-based, non-profit, and community-based organizations. Including large non-profits, schools, Universities, churches, development agencies, community-based grassroots groups, and start-up organizations. Below are a handful of organizations (and a sample of the types of organizations) that we work with.

Korean Churches for Community Development (Los Angeles, CA)

KCCD works to advance the Korean/Asian American community's recognition and participation as full partners in society by removing cultural, linguistic, and economic barriers through educational and economic development programs, strategic public and private partnerships, and capacity building for Asian American faith communities and community non-profits. The Grantwell has assisted KCCD with federal grant writing.

Our Conservatory (San Francisco, CA)

Our Conservatory is a non-profit community library of music instruments for the use of young people in San Francisco's historic Fillmore Jazz District. Our Conservatory helps bring music to young people who might not otherwise have the chance to learn an instrument. Most importantly, the program provides a safe, enthusiastic environment where our community's youth can take lessons, rehearse and explore their musical potential, while building positive relationships.

“Christina Ryder and her team have been instrumental in their grant writing for Our Conservatory. By that I mean, our doors are open and we are giving undeserved kids free music lessons because of their success in generating Foundation grants for us.  Well done!” - Neil Drama II, Executive Director, Our Conservatory

Spalding County Collaborative Authority For Families & Children, Inc. (Spalding County, GA)

The Spalding Collaborative serves as a local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing Spalding County's children and families. Grantwell has also helped this group with grant writing services.

Teen Challenge Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)

Teen Challenge of Wisconsin is part of the Teen Challenge network which provides substance abuse and prevention services to those in need.  The Grantwell has assisted Teen Challenge Wisconsin with grant writing efforts, applications, and proposals.

“Christina wrote our first $1,000,000 foundation grant. This was our largest gift ever and we were able to obtain this gift by presenting a very well written proposal. Special thanks to Christina Ryder and Associates!” - Rev. Craig Harper, Executive Director, Teen Challenge Wisconsin    

Teen Challenge of Southern California (Riverside, CA)

Teen Challenge of Southern California (a part of Teen Challenge USA) is a faith-based, non-profit substance abuse prevention and recovery program. TCSC serves over 20,000 individuals a year through a variety of services including residential recovery centers and after-school youth programs. For several years, the Grantwell has assisted with grant writing and grant management efforts.

Way Maker Ministries (Harvey, LA)

Way Maker Ministries (WMM) is a faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to help those whom society has deemed no hope for. WMM serves homeless women and children, those at-risk for homelessness, at-risk youth, and ex-offenders. The Grantwell has partnered with WMM in their efforts to assist children and families in the region so that the quality of life for individuals in the greater New Orleans region is not compromised in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Grantwell has assisted WMM in various consulting and grant-writing capacities.

Five Keys Charter School (San Francisco Sheriff's Department)

Five Keys Charter School educates inmates and ex-offenders within the jail and post-release systems in a pro-social environment by providing high school classes and access to community-based programs that provide recovery, parenting and work skills. By implementing the principles of restorative justice and encouraging full participation in education, counseling, community and work programs, Five Keys Charter School will contribute to reducing recidivism rates, improving public safety and economic activity, and facilitating safe and cost-reduced jail operations. The Grantwell has assisted FKCS with foundation, state, and federal grant opportunities.

"When we are up against tight deadlines and complex government guidelines, we can always count on The Grantwell and Christina to walk us through it and submit the best proposal possible!!"  Steve Good, Executive Director, Five Keys Charter School.