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About Us

Experience You Can Count On

Background Information:

Kathleen Bideaux (Kate), managing member of KB Grants, has been designing, preparing and submitting award-winning grant proposals and programs for nonprofits and local education agencies for more than sixteen years. Kate began her grant writing efforts as a teacher who was frustrated with the lack of available funding and wanting to provide her students with “hands-on,” creative activities and community learning experiences, Kate began writing small grants of $5,000 or less for her classroom. As her success grew, her school district created the position of grant specialist.  In that capacity, Kate helped the district initially secure over $30 million in local, state and federal grants, many of which continue to receive funding today. During her tenure, she also helped the local police department secure grants totaling over $200,000 and she led the grant writing effort to secure her local United Way a $500,000 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant.


In 2015, Kate left the school district to lead a local nonprofit where she grew its budget by over $1.4 million in just over three years, including over $700,000 annually in new government grants, $100,000 in new grants through partnership efforts, and over $100,000 in new private foundation grants.


In addition, Kate has volunteered her grant research and writing efforts to several local nonprofit and education organizations. In fact, Kate helped her children's school district secure its $2.3 million, five-year Partnerships for Student Success Grant (2015) and a $700,000, five-year 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (2018).  


Overview of Services:

KB Grants service ensures your success by providing a suite of quality services that  includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify funding gaps and  opportunities that results in a grant forecast calendar specific to your needs; a comprehensive grant writing work plan that includes a thorough examination of the request for proposal requirements and rubric, a project needs analysis, timelines and milestones, a cost analysis and project budget, and sustainability and evaluation plans. That’s how we ensure your success.


Mission Statements:

KB Grants mission is to help nonprofits, schools, and civic organizations increase outcomes and opportunities in their communities.


Core Beliefs: 

KB Grants believes that the keys to grant writing success are (1) developing an innovative and sustainable project based on a researched community need; (2) establishing a close working relationship with our clients and our clients building strong partnerships within their communities; and (3) creating a viable and sustainable implementation plan based on a continuous improvement model with a strong evaluation.

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Our services are designed to empower your organization with the strategic plan and funding you need to succeed. Contact us today about how we can support your projects, grow your revenue and put you on track to successfully achieve your vision, mission, and goals.

Successful Grants

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Federal Government Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service:  AmeriCorps

U.S. Department of Education:  21st Century Community Learning Center, Elementary & Secondary Counseling, Carol White Physical Education Program, Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant, GEAR UP, Full Service Community Schools, Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse, Teaching American History, Smaller Learning Community Grant, SLC Special Reading Program

Office of Justice Program: Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Initiative

Local and State Grants

Utah State Board of Education:  Partnerships for Student Success, Inter-generational Poverty Prevention; Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, Gang Prevention, Advanced Placement Incentive Program 

Utah Department of Workforce Services:  Afterschool Match Partnership, Afterschool Quality Improvement, Teenage Afterschool Prevention, Intergenerational Poverty, STEMLink

Utah State Legislature:  Statewide Project--Succeed @ The Club, Utah STEM Action Center

State of Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice: Title V Community Prevention Grant Program

Weber County Recreation Arts Museums and Parks (RAMP):  Major, and Minor Arts Grants and Recreation Grants and Legacy Grant

Davis County Commissioners:  Commissioner's Cup Grant

Private Foundation Grants

 Swanson Foundation                                        Hemingway Foundation   

Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation      United Way of Northern Utah         

Stewart Education Foundation                         Willard L. Eccles Foundation

Lawrence T. and Janet T. Foundation           George E. and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Foundation

Corporate Foundation Grants

Comcast Foundation   Pacificorp Foundation         Dominion Energy Foundation Walmart Foundation                American Family        Bridgestone/Firestone

Taco Bell Foundation                Cognizant Foundation American Express Foundation

Awards & Recognitions

2017  Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education: Weber School District Secondary School       Partner of the Year

2017  Nurture the Creative Mind: Community Partner of the Year

2016  Weber State University Upward Bound Program: Partner of the Year

2012  United Way of Northern Utah’s Bravo Award in Community Service

2003 & 2005 Teacher of the Year—Ben Lomond Community Council

National Presentations

2017     Boys & Girls Clubs of America: National Conference

             Panel on Developing Effective Community Partners

2013     U.S. Department of Education: Full Service Community Schools/Promise Neighborhoods

    Developing a Cradle to College and Career Pipeline through Community Schools

2012     Coalition for Community Schools

            Webinar Series Leveraging Resources

2012     Coalition for Community Schools: National Forum

    Ogden United: Creating an Effective Cross-boundary Leader Team

2012    U.S. Department of Education: Full Service Community Schools/Promise Neighborhoods

   World Café:  Creating an Effective Cross-boundary Leader Team

2009   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratories

           Strengthen SLCs with Cognitive Coaching: A Three-Tier Model

2007   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratories

           Sustainability = Success

2004   High Schools That Work Summer Conference

2007   Developing Effective Professional Development Programs

           Developing an Effective Mentoring Program  

Testimonials

"Kate Bideaux is a genius! I can think of no one better at writing grants. She loves what she does and it shows in her work"

Jeanne Hall

Co-Chair of the Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation

Executive Committee Member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis

"Kathleen Bideaux is an experience grant writer at the local, state, and federal levels. She brings her expertise to topics, asks difficult questions and writes for a successful implementation."

Dr. Donna Corby

Retired Administrator

Ogden City School District

"Kate is an extremely skilled grant writer as evidenced by her track record of success! If you are looking for someone, hire her! You can't go wrong

Janis Vause

Executive Director

Ogden School Foundation

"KB Grants understands the grants process and how to articulate desirable statistics, outcomes and blend agency's mission with funding source objectives. In addition to her fantastic writing skills, she understands the ecosystem of education, industry, workforce, non-profits, and social justice."

Sara Stoffers

Business Information Center Manager

Ogden City