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About the Grant Professionals Association (GPA)

The Grant Professionals Association (formerly the American Association of Grant Professionals) is a nonprofit professional association of grant writers, grant managers, and grant consultants headquartered in Kansas City, KS. It was founded in 1998.

The primary website for the Association is


The association exists to build and support an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. To achieve this mission, GPA:

  • Serves as a leading authority and resource for the practice of grantsmanship in all sectors of the field;
  • Advances the field by promoting professional growth and development;
  • Enhances the public image and recognition of the profession within the greater philanthropic, public, and private funding communities;
  • Promotes positive relationships between grant professionals and their stakeholders.

Code of Ethics

The Association’s Code of Ethics sits at the core of what it stands for, ensuring that all organizations working with a grant writer or consultant that claims membership in GPA are guaranteed to be working with a high-integrity professional. The Code also sets forth Standards of Professional Practice that define a member’s professional obligations, role in the solicitation and use of funds and presentation of information, and guidelines for receiving professional compensation for their work.

Read the full Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice.

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