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The Grant Professional Association (GPA) is a nonprofit membership association that builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good.

Our chapter of GPA represents Austin and the Central Texas area. We meet once a month to hear from local grant makers, continue our professional development, and discuss issues specific to the grant professional community. Come and join us at our next meeting!

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June Meeting: Panel on Contract Grant Writing

Thursday, June 7th from 12 – 1pm 

 Have you ever wondered if contract grant writing is for you? In this panel you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced contract grant writers about the things you should consider when writing for contract.​

Moderator: Meghan Jones, GPA President

Chris Marcum, Founder of The PaCRS Group
Holly Hayes, Institutional Fundraising Consultant
Kerri McDonald, President at Keri McDonald Non-Profit Consulting

July Meeting: Learn About the Fund for Veteran's Assistance

Thursday, July 5th from 12 – 1pm 

Speaker: Charles Catoe, Director of the Fund for Veteran’s Assistance at the Texas Veterans Commission.
Charles Catoe is the Director of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance at the Texas Veterans Commission.  In this role he leads the department that administers all grants awarded by the Texas Veterans Commission to non-profits, veterans service organizations and units of local government who provide direct services to veterans and their families state-wide. His division evaluates applications, monitors performance and ensures compliance with federal and state grant guidance for the agency and grant recipients. 

​The broad variety of services involve frequent coordination across state government including the Office of the Governor, Texas Lottery Commission, Health and Human Services Commission and the legislature on the full spectrum of grant-funded veterans’ services from homelessness, mental health, and specialty treatment courts, to transportation, family services and financial assistance.  Mr. Catoe is 27-year Air Force veteran.  He has been married to his wife, Georgia, for 32 years and together they raised 3 wonderful adult children.
The Fund for Veterans Assistance awards reimbursement grants to non-profits and units of local government that provide direct services to Texas veterans, their dependents, and their survivors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
4800 Manor Road, Bldg. K
​Austin, TX 78723

Free for members
$20 for non-members

Please feel free to bring your lunch.