Advance your organization’s mission and focus your disaster funds on leading effective recovery and creating sustainable, resilient communities with our grants management consulting services.

The development and implementation of a grants management process increases the impact of your disaster response by supplementing current staffing with CDP’s real-time disaster expertise. This includes introducing you to carefully vetted nonprofits, developing proposal and reporting templates, and tracking the implementation and activities of a particular grant. CDP also assumes all the due diligence detail work and, if you prefer, grants distribution. Our thorough program evaluation services provide progress updates on new ways you can help a community rebuild.

Our grants management services include:

Match you with grantees. One of our core strengths is the ability to map a funding institution’s mission and vision to the humanitarian needs caused by a particular disaster. To maximize your impact, we undertake a landscape analysis of the organizations working on-the-ground and offer recommendations for funding partnerships.

In our work with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, CDP made recommendations that leveraged the Foundation’s state-by-state focus on children and their commitment to child-serving organizations. Deploying our knowledge of disasters on behalf of their target audience increased the effectiveness of their philanthropic investments.

Determine funding gaps and opportunities. At the end of December 2016, fatal wildfires swept through the Smokey Mountains tourism areas of Tennessee, and wiped out most of the affordable housing stock available to hospitality employees. Our relationship with AmeriCorps put us in position to plan and guide a funder site visit to observe their volunteer teams. The visit emphasized the value of investing in volunteer recruitment, training, and assignment as part of a comprehensive long-term recovery plan.

Provide progress reports. By participating in regular FEMA and funder conference calls, we tracked progress and highlighted emerging needs of communities in West Virginia ravaged by flooding the summer of 2016. As part of our grants management work for Westfield Insurance Foundation, we author monthly briefs on disasters in the areas of greatest interest to them. Keeping interested funders up-to-date on developments allows for continued informed investments to meet the ongoing needs of communities.