Our mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of the public and private sector
agencies so that they may better serve their communities and clients. To achieve
this purpose, we deliver customized and participatory consulting services.
Founded in 1986, G&A is a consulting firm that provides research, evaluation, grant writing, and strategic planning services to educational organizations, non-profits, city governments, and other public agencies. We have worked throughout California and nationally and our team is located in both the San Francisco Bay Area and in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In the past three years, G&A wrote 5 successfully funded multi-year STEM partnership grants resulting in more than 10 million dollars to improve STEM education for more than 300 teachers across five school districts. From 2003 to 2013, G&A crafted 12 grants for programs serving children and youth from pre-K to 12th grade, resulting in more than 30 million dollars to improve early literacy and STEM learning for children and youth.
From 2014 to 2016, G&A worked with the City of Berkeley to conduct external evaluations of city-funded programs and to refine their grant making process. G&A has also facilitated strategic planning processes for the cities of Irvine and Oakland. G&A has conducted extensive research into best practices for municipal funding and collective impact grantmaking policies.
G&A worked with the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to successfully craft the Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy (CRANE) Consortium pilot grant, serving 70 high schools and 197,000 students in a linked learning initiative. G&A has conducted extensive research into best practices in creating linked-learning and promoting college-career readiness and success.
G&A was selected to lead the external evaluation team for the 29 million dollar New Haven Unified School District Race to the Top Grant. Based on expertise in quantitative and qualitative evaluation and data analysis, G&A was asked to present at several conferences and panels including the California Department of Education, the Coalition for Essential Schools, and the Oakland Literacy Coalition.
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