Who we are

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

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What We Do

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

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. We also manage grant administration/reporting requirements. We are among the foremost consultants experienced in FQHC application development in addition to writing corporate, foundation, and government grants.

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.
Years in Business
Grants Awarded
Millions Awarded

What Our Clients Say

“GBA was a genuine partner on our successful application for Federal funding. From beginning to end, they complemented our strengths and brought a fresh eye to our narrative. As proposal writers and managers, GBA oversaw the completion timeline to ensure our response represented us as a true asset and that it adhered to the application’s guidelines.”

Tamara Henry Parris
at The Danya Institute, Inc./ Central East ATTC.

“We worked with GBA as technical advisors on behalf of Native American tribal clients in receipt of Federal funding to enhance services for children with severe mental illnesses.  We found GBA to be sensitive to the challenges of developing a culturally responsive evaluation plan, and an indispensable thought partner as we developed our assessment methodology.  We look forward to new opportunities to partner with the GBA team.”

Eleanor Gil-Kashiwabara, PhD
Research Associate Professor at Portland State University at Regional Research Institute for Human Services.

“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

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