Our Company

Kim Joyce & Associates is a full-service grant writing and consultancy with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Company has achieved National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification and is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business. KJA team members are experts in their field and are active in the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Clients include non-profits, for-profits, government agencies, universities, school districts, health systems, hospitals, tribes, funding agencies, United Ways, and government agencies throughout the United States.

Our Values

Our team of grants researchers, writers and managers are driven by our commitment to our values:

Integrity: We rely on best practices and ethical decision-making to deliver quality service with empathy, honesty, understanding, and compassion in all interactions.
Excellence: We provide an exceptional quality product. Our competencies and collaborative skills enhance and elevate our standards daily.
Perseverance: We are results driven; we do the right thing, we ask the right questions, and we get the job done.
Community: We are passionate about our clients and their work, as well as our product, and our people. We are committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion through our work and in our communities.
Discovery: We discover something new every day, continually seeking out new opportunities that challenge us. Our curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and commitment to lifelong learning drive us.

Our Story

Kim Joyce & Associates (KJA) is a trusted, women-owned, grant writing and grant consultancy firm located in Scottsdale, AZ. Founded in 2010, KJA was incorporated in 2011 and quickly became known for its personalized service, high quality of work, unparalleled and successful grant writing, and post-award grant management services. What began as a one-woman shop helping two local nonprofits turned into a national company with 30 employees in over a dozen states and clients across the nation. Collectively, our team has helped secure more than $372 million in grant awards. KJA’s team approach and methodology have contributed to its tried-and-true structure and high rate of success. The Company is held in high regard by its employees, clients, and colleagues as one of the largest and most successful grant-writing firms in the nation. KJA continues to grow to meet the needs of communities, one grant at a time.

Kim Joyce & Associates' services include the full lifecycle of grants; grant prospect research, grant proposal development and writing, post-award grants management, reporting, and coordination of grant office activities for organizations that have dozens of locations, clubs, and branches. The KJA Training Team supports clients with grant office assessments, the creation of grants handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, prospect research, donor relationship coaching, executive leadership coaching, team coaching, team member skills development, customized training programs, Compression Planning®, and more.

The company employs the most talented and creative writers, prospect researchers, project managers, post-award grant managers, budgeting and financial professionals, quality assurance specialists, editors, proofreaders, graphic designers, and trainers. Several team writers hold the distinguished GPC Credential from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). Grant professionals who have achieved their GPC clearly demonstrate that they have set themselves apart from their peers by achieving this credential. Kim Joyce, CEO, is a GPC - one of only 23 GPCs in the entire state of Arizona and one of only 463 in the nation.

Kim Joyce & Associates adheres to the highest ethical standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) Codes of Ethics.

Kim Joyce

Kim Joyce, GPC

Founder & CEO
Kim is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and earned her certification through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). This certification (distinction) sets her apart from her peers in the industry; she is one of only 21 GPCs in the state of Arizona.
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About Kim Joyce

  • Experience

    Kim Joyce, GPC, a native of Phoenix (AZ), began her career in education and has been involved with the nonprofit sector as a grant professional, fundraising professional, and volunteer for more than two decades. She provides services in the areas of grant writing, donor cultivation coaching, and nonprofit capacity building. 

  • Results

    Kim's clients have included nonprofits providing services in the areas of health and human services, education, at-risk youth, homelessness, healthcare, the arts, charter schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies. KJA has assisted clients in receiving grant awards of more than $400 million. 

  • Accreditation

    Kim is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and earned her certification through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). This certification (distinction) sets her apart from her peers in the industry.

    Kim earned her BA from Arizona State University and is also a member of the Grant Professionals Association, the GPA – Arizona Founding Chapter, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is a Board Member and the Board Secretary of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Kim is also a GPA Approved Trainer.

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