Helping Nonprofits- large and small- grow and build sustainable programs.
A Message from the CEO
In 2014, I founded SGR to help nonprofits improve their communities, help their neighbors, and enact social change that lasts for generations. Prior to this, I worked at the US HHS and US EPA for 7 years focusing on topics like healthcare regionalization, land use, recycling, and community revitalization. After talking to folks all across the USA, I knew I could make a bigger impact using my knowledge of grants, relationship-building, and contracting to grow local organizations- big and small. I hope SGR can be a partner in your growth too.
Very truly yours,
Dondra Ward Uzoka, CEO and Owner
How We Help
SGR offers a variety of pre-proposal, proposal, and management solutions for nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies.
“Dondra helped our Grant Committee think through some really tough issues as we moved forward to establish our nonprofit partnership of seven hospitals. She came to us at a time when we were deciding next steps and the future of our program. She was an excellent facilitator at our weekly meetings, brought new ideas to the table, and helped us navigate the world of grant funding. Dondra’s work plan and strategic overview of the scope of the project was impressive.
David Chernov, Executive DirectorTLC-MD
… Recently, our site was rewarded a very competitive grant that many of my colleagues have applied, but have been unsuccessful. I have never been involved in the process and had a million questions. Dondra was very patient, accessible, and approachable. Dondra was able to formulate a deviated plan from the puzzle pieces I gave her during a planning meeting. I was impressed by her attention to detail and knowledge of what the Council would be looking for.
Dr. Ucheuma Obua, UM CRMC, Director of Pharmacy
“I first heard about Dondra and her company from one of our colleagues that was impressed with her knowledge after taking her grant writing class. She came to us at the perfect time. We had two federal grant applications due in just a few short weeks and were short on staff. Despite the time crunch, she helped us navigate the complex application process and her expertise and guidance was spot on. I would highly recommend working with her.
Anthony Mingo, Va Dept. of Health, Director of Va Family and Fatherhood Initiative
Dondra has been an instrumental part of our grant writing team. Working together, we have secured two major grant awards that greatly expand the medical center’s ability to support underserved people in the County dealing with chronic disease. Her guidance and work to compile and polish our grant applications have contributed heavily to that success. I look forward to many successful ventures in the future.
Mary Hannah UM CRMC
Manager, Population Health Management