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Cascadia Consulting is a partnership of IBD, Inc. and The Grant Lab, Inc., two leading grant writing firms that share a common mission of elevating opportunities for communities to thrive and prosper.  

Partners Aaron Shonk and Susan Taylor of the Cascadia Consulting team are expert Title III grant writers with a 100 percent success rate. Together, they crafted five successful Title III grants in 2021, securing scores of at least 107.3/108. They have 38 combined years of successful experience in grant development, proposal writing, grants administration, and advancement programming with internal and external stakeholders.


Team members have worked in K-12, community colleges, private foundations, universities, and research institutions to secure more than $125M+ in grants with public agencies, private foundations, and corporations. They have a wide array of experience with federal grants, including writing, facilitating, and peer reviewing for the U.S. Department of Education.


Aaron and Susan have successfully secured federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education (Title III, TRIO Programs, and CCAMPIS), Department of Labor, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).









  36+                $125M            100%

      Years                                           Secured                                        Title III Success

      Experience                                                                                       Since 2013

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