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The Principal Consultant for GrantExcel is Dr. York Bradshaw. He has had a distinguished career as an author, lecturer, university professor, university dean, executive director, grants writer, and educational consultant. He also has extensive international experience as a lecturer, scholar, grants writer, and consultant. And has led educational tours to Africa for educators, nonprofit board members, government officials, business executives, and students.

Dr. Bradshaw has written grants that have won millions of dollars from:

  • large federal agencies such as U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and others;
  • state agencies such as the Maryland State Department of Education, the South Carolina legislature, various universities, and others;
  • private foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Comcast Foundation, and others;
  • and many smaller foundations and funding sources.
Winning grant proposals have funded a wide variety of projects and activities, including:

  • neighborhood technology centers and initiatives;
  • community outreach centers;
  • summer youth camps;
  • fine arts camps;
  • after school programs;
  • health center services;
  • school safety initiatives;
  • school equity programs;
  • digital storytelling curricula;
  • homeless family services;
  • global classrooms;
  • international exchanges;
  • job training programs;
  • foreign language development;
  • digitizing the school curriculum;
  • professional development for educators;
  • higher education academic excellence;
  • IT literacy programs for children, teens, and adults;
  • and other areas.