Over $1,200,000 raised in one year from new government grant revenue, an ROI of $26 raised to $1 spent
CAMBA’s Brooklyn community has ever-growing needs, and the organization has continually expanded to meet those needs. From modest beginnings, programs have grown to include economic development, education and youth, family support services, HIV/AIDS, housing, and legal services. But with government funding cuts and government contracts becoming more competitive than ever, CAMBA’s government revenue was in jeopardy when it needed to be growing.
Drawing on LAPA’s pool of 70+ government grant writers, LAPA provided CAMBA with a team of topic-expert grant writers when it was needed most—assigning more than eight different experts within the year. That pool was able to meet many challenges, including turning around a nine-RFP project in six weeks to meet tight grant deadlines. By taking on those and similar tasks,
CAMBA’s government administrator was free to take on more of a management role and focus on other simultaneous projects. LAPA continues to be “on-call” for CAMBA’s government grant writing needs, as it has for the past four years.
In one year, LAPA secured $1,200,000 for CAMBA. CAMBA’S ROI for that year was $26 for every dollar spent with LAPA. Further, LAPA was about to secure a $20,000 private grant to help defray the costs related to contracting, and that grant has been renewed for each year of the engagement.