Melissa Reams

Owner & Principal Consultant, Upstream Consulting

Hi! I'm the Owner & Principal Consultant of Upstream Consulting. I started Upstream Consulting because I love helping health and social service organizations make a bigger impact in their communities. My goal is to help you, as an organization leader, develop stronger community programs and services, evaluate the impact your organization has on your community, and win more grants to fund your organization.  

We've worked with a variety of nonprofit, for-profit, and government organizations and collectively have decades of experience developing, managing, and evaluating programs and services. We've also helped nonprofits raise over $3.6M over the past two years alone.


M:  912.856.5597
W: https://upstream.consulting
A:  Savannah, GA

Most funders only provide grant funds to nonprofit organizations that are properly registered with their state of operation and the Internal Revenue Service. There are also very few grants available to support start-up funds. If you do not have a nonprofit organization established yet, we recommend you wait until you have developed your organization's grant readiness before pursuing grants.  
No. At this time, we are only writing grants for nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt organizations, such as churches and education institutions. 
There is no guarantee that a grant we write or edit will be awarded. A funder's decision to award an organization a grant is based on many factors, such as the history of the organization, availability of funds, number of applications received, trustees' priorities and preferences, and many other factors. With that said, we are committed to helping you develop strong, competitive grant applications. All of our work is meticulously reviewed and aligned with grant writing best practices.
No. We abide by the ethical standards set forth by the Grant Professionals Association. Therefore we will not accept a percentage of a grant award as compensation for grant writing or any services related to grant submission. Payment for grant writing services must be paid in advance of proposal submission. 
No. Most of our clients are nonprofit organizations but we provide a variety of services for for-profit businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services we can provide for you.
Yes! Grant writing, management, and reporting can take up a lot of time and energy. We offer one-time grant writing services as well as monthly packages. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you.
Yes! We offer a variety of program identification, development, and management services. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you. 
Yes! We offer a variety of evaluation services. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you.

Melissa Reams

Owner & Principal Consultant, Upstream Consulting

About Me

Hi! I'm the Owner & Principal Consultant of Upstream Consulting. I started Upstream Consulting because I love helping health and social service organizations make a bigger impact in their communities. My goal is to help you, as an organization leader, develop stronger community programs and services, evaluate the impact your organization has on your community, and win more grants to fund your organization.  

We've worked with a variety of nonprofit, for-profit, and government organizations and collectively have decades of experience developing, managing, and evaluating programs and services. We've also helped nonprofits raise over $3.6M over the past two years alone.


M:  912.856.5597
W: https://upstream.consulting
A:  Savannah, GA

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Most funders only provide grant funds to nonprofit organizations that are properly registered with their state of operation and the Internal Revenue Service. There are also very few grants available to support start-up funds. If you do not have a nonprofit organization established yet, we recommend you wait until you have developed your organization's grant readiness before pursuing grants.  
No. At this time, we are only writing grants for nonprofit organizations and other tax-exempt organizations, such as churches and education institutions. 
There is no guarantee that a grant we write or edit will be awarded. A funder's decision to award an organization a grant is based on many factors, such as the history of the organization, availability of funds, number of applications received, trustees' priorities and preferences, and many other factors. With that said, we are committed to helping you develop strong, competitive grant applications. All of our work is meticulously reviewed and aligned with grant writing best practices.
No. We abide by the ethical standards set forth by the Grant Professionals Association. Therefore we will not accept a percentage of a grant award as compensation for grant writing or any services related to grant submission. Payment for grant writing services must be paid in advance of proposal submission. 
No. Most of our clients are nonprofit organizations but we provide a variety of services for for-profit businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services we can provide for you.
Yes! Grant writing, management, and reporting can take up a lot of time and energy. We offer one-time grant writing services as well as monthly packages. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you.
Yes! We offer a variety of program identification, development, and management services. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you. 
Yes! We offer a variety of evaluation services. Please book a Free 30 Minute Consultation so we can discuss what services will work best for you.