Kathleen Bideaux (Kate), the 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 started 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. 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, including 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.
KB Grants' mission is to help nonprofits, schools, and civic organizations increase their communities' outcomes and opportunities.
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.
The KB Grants Team
Cameron Gifford is our technical writing and editing consultant. Cameron graduated Cum Laude, and with departmental honors, receiving a bachelor's in communication with a major in multimedia journalism and an emphasis in technical writing and editing from Weber State University; he was also selected as the department's Graduate of the Year. He is an expert wordsmith, with over four years' worth of experience editing professionally written narratives, articles, and documentation for content, clarity, conventions, syntax, and overall grammatical structure and style. Cameron has previous experience working in the state legislature—first as an intern, then rehired as a consultant for the following year's legislative session—answering the Director of Communications for the Utah State Senate. Currently, Cameron also works as the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Ogden City Business Development; this role has given Cameron unique insight into how businesses operate in the Ogden/Weber region. In his role as a consultant for KB Grants, Cameron ensures every grant application is edited to perfection and, when a grant is submitted, will be factually accurate, narratively sound, and grammatically error-free.
Danielle Collier is our small nonprofit and marketing specialist. Danielle achieved her bachelor's in communication with an emphasis in civic advocacy from Weber State University and was the 2019 recipient of Weber State University's Presidential Award for Community-Engaged Alumni. She has a vast knowledge of local nonprofit organizations and connections from her volunteer and work experiences, such as the Junior League of Ogden Board of Directors, interning with the GOAL Foundation, and as the Marketing and Communications Director for Ogden Downtown Alliance. After serving in the United States Peace Corps as a Community Development Associate in North Macedonia, Danielle began working with KB Grants in July and has been a fast, eager learner, helping secure more than $150,000 for local organizations.
Hannah Bowcutt is the newest member of our team. Hannah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah in 2013. Since then, she has worked extensively in the nonprofit art sector. She currently writes grants for Lantern House, northern Utah's primary homeless shelter, and plays a small role on Youth Impact's development team. Hannah enjoys writing grants for organizations working to sustain and strengthen communities in Utah. Hannah has engaging, fluent prose and is an expert in translating your organization's story into grant narratives.
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.
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
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
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
Comcast Foundation Pacificorp Foundation Dominion Energy Foundation Walmart Foundation American Family Bridgestone/Firestone
Taco Bell Foundation Cognizant Foundation American Express Foundation
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
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
Co-Chair of the Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation
Executive Committee Member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis
Dr. Donna Corby
Ogden City School District
Ogden School Foundation
Business Information Center Manager