Grants are essential to your nonprofit’s success and can help make a bigger impact in your community. But you know your time is best spent leading your organization. That’s where we come in - with a stress-free solution to winning more grants. 

We help health and social service nonprofits win more grants.

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I have a passion for helping overextended Executive Directors eliminate their grant writing frustrations so they have more time to, well, ya’ know, run a nonprofit. The entire team of Upstream consultants is dedicated to easing the frustration of securing grant funding, so you can focus on growing the organization you love. 


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Have you tried juggling everything only to drop all the balls when it comes to winning more grants? Since 2017, we’ve written hundreds of winning grant proposals for our clients, allowing them to focus on other important things.

There are plenty of consultants who can help you write grants. But we do more than that.

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“I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Melissa at Upstream Consulting for the past 8 months. She came to me with excellent references from past clients. She is serving as a subject matter expert for one of my clients and conducting comprehensive reviews of their online public health education curriculum. Both the client and I have been impressed with her professionalism and high-quality curriculum review and recommendations. She is incredibly responsive to all project communication and is flexible to "go with the flow" as timelines and priorities are shifted.”

“I highly recommend Melissa without reservation and look forward to our continued collaboration.”


“Melissa is a personable, professional, and dependable person who has bright and innovative ideas. Her writing, planning, and organizational skills are top-notch!”

“You are in great hands with Upstream Consulting.”


“Melissa's professionalism, knowledge, and attention to detail make her the obvious choice for any of my business development needs.”

“We have been thoroughly impressed and highly recommend Melissa’s services.”

2023 Grant clients' roi


grant proposals written


raised for nonprofits throughout the US

> $18 million

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