Volunteers of America, Utah
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Volunteers of America, Utah is an organization committed to building bridges to health, healing and self-reliance for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in the community.
Annually, the organization serves 9,000 men, women and children through their continuum of behavioral health, housing and supportive services.
Fordable Fundraising Founder and President is no stranger to the organization, Janeal Ford served as their chief grant writer and fundraiser for several years. “It was my first nonprofit job,” reflected Janeal, “I am grateful for my time as an employee, it helped me learn the ropes of fundraising and was where I decided to dedicate my career in the nonprofit sector.”
In 2016, Volunteers of America, Utah found itself in need of support with its government grants. Government grants are notoriously complicated and require a highly specialized set of skills. However, the return can provide a boost with expanding the mission reach.
Volunteers of America, Utah knew that contracting with Fordable Fundraising was exactly what they needed to sustain and expand their government funding. Since the beginning of the the partnership, Fordable Fundraising has helped them secure more than $15 million dollars in new and renewing government funding. In turn, the organization has experienced tremendous growth in size and scope of its service offerings. In 2020, the services expanded to include all grant writing. President and CEO Kathy Bray shared, Volunteers of America, Utah relies heavily on Fordable Fundraising, not only for proposals, but for grant reporting as well.
“We are so grateful for the partnership with Fordable,” Bray said. “They’ve been excellent at managing dozens of funders and have ensured that applications and reports are done with quality and submitted on time.”