Who we are

Gary Bess Associates (GBA), founded in 1991, delivers specialized consultation services that help you and your organization achieve its mission. GBA provides capacity building assistance, fund development services, grant writing, community needs assessments, program evaluations, impact analyses, strategic planning, and applied research. We also specialize in the Federal Quality Health Center (FQHC) program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and are experienced in the preparation of large Federal applications.

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What We Do

Strategic planning

We facilitate planning processes and strategic data development to support agencies’ in strategic plans. We facilitate processes involving management staff, volunteer leadership, and other stakeholders to craft a written plan that guides agencies for the coming years.

Grant Writing and Project Management

We support grant development and project management in multiple ways, from reviewing and providing feedback on grant applications to writing full grant proposals designed to fund the services a community needs and managing grant administration/reporting requirements. We are especially experienced in FQHC application development, although we write and manage all varieties of corporate, foundation, and government grants.

evaluation

We conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of programs and services, including process and outcome evaluations, agency‐specific formative reviews, quality improvement activities, client/customer satisfaction, and evaluations of funded and contracted programs.

Are you meeting your client service volume targets?
We can help you expand your client base by offering strategies to find people who are in need of your programs and services

Our 2017 Successes

We will be available to sit with you on a regular basis and if you have questions, just call and we will make sure your questions are answered promptly.
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What Our Clients Say

“Thank You for the report.  What a fantastic report. I love the format, the graphics and of course the information.  You played a crucial part in this project and did a wonderful job. If you ever need a reference, don’t hesitate to ask us.”

Jeff Darlington
at Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, From Custody to Community, YouthBuild Butte County Collaborative Program.
Butte Sheriff

“I am very pleased with Gary Bess Associates. GBA assisted me with my SAC [Service Area Competition] application and I was successful in securing my grant. They were very professional but not stoically. Very personably and made me feel like I could trust them to do the job completely. They were very timely and truly availed themselves to make sure the product was well representative of the company and meeting all of the requirements. Very knowledgeable of the EHB which was much needed for me since I was very new to my position.”

Ms. Shirley Wade
at St. Gabriel Health Clinic, St. Gabriel, LA. FQ Health Center Grantee..
St. Gabriel

“Scrupulous and efficient! It’s been my pleasure to work with Gary and his team in philanthropy for Adventist Health community hospitals, where they helped secure over $9.2M in much needed grant funding since 2012. GBA’s expansive knowledge base, strong professionalism and commitment to results earns them my highest recommendation!”

Kendace O’Donnell
at Adventist Health, A Network of Hospitals and Health Centers in CA, HI, OR, and WA..
Kendace Odonnell

“Thanks again for your help!  We couldn’t have done this without you guys at GBA. You guys are my secret weapon.”

Tony Yadon
at Parents by Choice, First 5 Solano County Grant Awardee.
Tony Yadon

“Southwest CARE Center has had the privilege of working with Gary Bess Associates on our recent, successful application for FQHC Look Alike designation.  Gary and his team were instrumental in the achievement of that goal. Throughout the process, from planning, preparation, crafting the application and managing the application submission, they demonstrated the utmost professionalism, responsiveness and excellence. We wouldn’t consider working with anyone else.”

Jeff Thomas
at Southwest CARE Center, Santa Fe, NM. New FQHC Look-Alike designation..
Jeff Thomas

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