We mobilize financial and human resources to advance equity and justice through the development and execution of fundraising strategies, grant writing, and events.

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Grant Writing
Converge has helped organizations access more than $20 million in grants from foundations, corporations and government to support projects and initiatives related to education, youth development, juvenile and criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, advocacy, arts and culture, and civic engagement across the U.S. South. Current and past grant writing clients have included: Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site, Association of Louisiana Early Education Centers, Cafe Reconcile, Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, EMPLOY, Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Junebug Productions, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Louisiana Green Corps, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Music Inside Out, the New Orleans Business Alliance and PowerMoves.NOLA.


Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Converge worked with the family members of Herman J. Russell in Atlanta to write federal grants leading to more than $3 million for the development of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Russell Center is a Westside Atlanta entrepreneurship incubator focused on supporting entrepreneurs of color. It honors the legacy of the late Herman J. Russell, who built the largest Black-owned real estate and construction company in the United States and was a key supporter for advancing civil rights in the Atlanta area.