Staff

Cynthia Adams

Cynthia M. Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Founder
cynthia.adams@grantstation.com

Cynthia Adams has been dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations identify and secure the funding they need to do their good work for well over 40 years. Cynthia founded GrantStation because she believes that grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the funders and sound knowledge of the philanthropic playing field. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating opportunities for all nonprofit organizations, regardless of size or geographic location, to secure grant support.

Cynthia also gives back to her community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Mongabay and on the Advisory Board for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. She also volunteers for the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

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Sage Adams

Sage Adams
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Instructional Designer
sage.adams@grantstation.com

Sage is GrantStation’s lead programmer for the website and is in charge of all functionality and development. He works with the Licensing Program and many other projects. Sage has over ten years' experience building websites as well as online and hybrid courses at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; the University of California, Berkeley; and as an independent consultant.

If you have technical questions about our website, contact techsupport@grantstation.com or Member Services at 1-877-784-7268.

Jill Cochran

Jill Cochran
Marketing Administrative Specialist
jill.cochran@grantstation.com

Jill assists in all facets of GrantStation’s internal and external marketing programs. She earned a Social Marketing Certification and maintains our social media accounts, manages our Partner Depot program, and assists in marketing. Jill has worked in libraries, and has over 15 years of experience in digital and print media advertising.

Contact Jill to learn more about Partner Depot programs, marketing, or our social media.

Becky Cole

Becky Cole
Member Services Representative
becky.cole@grantstation.com

Becky is part of our Member Services Team and manages member accounts. Becky is a lifelong learner with over 35 years of working in the nonprofit world, including grant writing (both traditional and federal funding), as well as reviewing proposals for federal funding. Her education includes an Ed.S in instructional design from Indiana University and a lot of community education classes after that. However, when she's not sitting in a classroom, you can often find her teaching or coordinating workshops to help others access tools they can use for their organization or business.

Sid Davis

Sid Davis
Research Specialist
sid.davis@grantstation.com

Sid works on updating the funder records in our database. His education is in English and his career has been focused on research, data trafficking, and creative writing. Sid has lived in Central America and was a journalist contributor to the largest English language magazine in the region, researched at an award winning law firm, and wrote creatively for Hollywood-based Platinum Studios. He resides in Spain.

Kerry Glauser

Kerry Glauser
Research Specialist
kerry.glauser@grantstation.com

Kerry, who lives on the Oregon coast and is a native Oregonian, works in our U.S. Charitable Giving Database, updating records and researching new funders. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences with a GIScience certificate from Oregon State University, as well as a certificate in court reporting from Las Vegas College. Kerry has previously volunteered for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Map Corps project and with the Institute of Applied Ecology.

If you have questions about our grantmaker listings, contact research@grantstation.com.

Diana Holder

Diana Holder
International Research Specialist and Content Curator
diana.holder@grantstation.com

Diana works in our International Charitable Giving Database and writes the monthly International Insider newsletter. She also manages content for the Pathfinder website and she edits The State of Grantseeking ™ Survey and Reports. Diana holds an M.A. in English, with a specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador where she worked to organize rural women's groups and promote civic participation.

If you have questions about our grantmaker listings, contact research@grantstation.com.

Julie Kaufman

Julie Kaufman
Vice President of Research
julie.kaufman@grantstation.com

As Research Director, Julie spends countless hours with her team of researchers poring through publications, delving deeply into online philanthropic resources, and talking directly with grantmakers to develop and maintain thousands of national and international funder profiles for the Grantstation databases. Julie also researches and writes the weekly GrantStation Insider. She has volunteered for literacy and cultural organizations, as well as education programs for returning women students. Julie lives and works in Fairbanks, AK, in the midst of the boreal forest.

If you have questions about our grantmaker listings or would like to run an announcement in the GrantStation Insider, contact research@grantstation.com.

Sara Kennedy

Sara Kennedy
Director of Online Education
sara.kennedy@grantstation.com

Sara serves as our Director of Online Education and is responsible for managing GrantStation webinars. As part of our Member Services team, Sara provides personalized tours of our website and a training platform to help Members get the most from our many online resources. She also serves as GrantStation's staff photographer. She currently resides at the top of the world in Fairbanks, AK.

Contact Sara if you have questions about our webinars. If you have questions about Member Services, contact info@grantstation.com or 1-877-784-7268.

Ellen Mowrer

Ellen Mowrer
Chief Operating Officer
President
ellen.mowrer@grantstation.com

Ellen works with both clients and the GrantStation team in program adoption and management. In addition, she is responsible for marketing, promotions, finances, administration, and The State of Grantseeking ™ Survey and Reports.

Ellen lives in Lancaster, PA, and serves on the board of directors of Music for Everyone, an organization that cultivates the power of music for education and community building. She and her husband also paint a piano each year for Keys for the City, an initiative that places pianos in public spaces for public use. She is active in the fight against puppy mills, supporting A Tail To Tell, a mill-survivor rescue, foster, and adoption organization, with three rescues of her own.

Contact Ellen to learn more about our business, programs, marketing, and surveys.

Kevin Peters

Kevin Peters
Senior Research Specialist and Technical Associate
kevin.peters@grantstation.com

Kevin works in our U.S. Charitable Giving Database and manages the information GrantStation provides on federal and state funding programs. He also researches federal listings for the GrantStation Insider and contributes to the GS Insights blog. In addition, he serves as a tech backup to GrantStation's technology staff. Kevin lives near the Oregon coast, where he likes long walks on the beaches and watching the sunset. 

If you have questions about our grantmaker listings, contact research@grantstation.com.

David Preis

David Preis
Director of Member Services
david.preis@grantstation.com

David serves as Director of Member Services, managing the GrantStation customer service process, Membership systems, and various projects. David lives in Minnesota, and his work experience includes Lutheran Brotherhood Financial Services, Best Buy, and North Country Grocery Cooperative. He is involved with voter issues and works with Minneapolis elections.

Contact David if you have general feedback about the website. If you have questions about Member Services, contact info@grantstation.com or 1-877-784-7268.

Ashlyn Simmons

Ashlyn Simmons
International Research Specialist
ashlyn.simmons@grantstation.com

Ashlyn works in our International Charitable Giving Database, updating the information and researching new funders. Ashlyn holds an M.A. in English, with a specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and has volunteered and worked for nonprofits in the fields of literacy, early childhood development, and teaching english to speakers of other languages.

If you have questions about our grantmaker listings, contact research@grantstation.com.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith
Communications and Technology Director
jeremy.smith@grantstation.com

Jeremy manages the GrantStation Insider and International Insider newsletters, handles GrantStation’s internal and external tech issues, hosts the Online Education webinars, and develops audio and video content for the website. He has his B.A. in Journalism and volunteers weekly on-air for KSUA 91.5 FM, a nonprofit college radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Contact Jeremy if you are interested in sending a custom version of our funding newsletters to your organization, or have a question regarding either of GrantStation’s newsletters.

Juliet Vile

Juliet Vile
Administrative and Analytics Specialist
juliet.vile@grantstation.com

Juliet manages human resources, administrative and financial processes for GrantStation and also works on The State of Grantseeking ™ Survey and Reports. Juliet holds an Ed.M. degree and has over 10 years of experience working for nonprofits focused on improving the education of children and adults. Juliet lives in Winston Salem, NC, where serves on the board of directors of Imprints Cares, an early childhood education nonprofit helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Contact Juliet to learn more about job opportunities with GrantStation and The State of Grantseeking ™ Survey and Reports.