Cynthia Adams has been a dedicated to helping nonprofits identify and secure the funding they need to do their good work for well over 40 years. Much of her early work centered on raising funds to help set-aside public lands in Alaska.
In the early 80’s she introduced the idea of building sustainable communities throughout the state, serving as the Executive Director of the Interior Alaska Economic Development Council. In 1990 she opened her first business, the Alaska Funding Exchange, which served as the testing ground for a larger, national business: GrantStation, which opened it’s internet doors in the fall of 2001.
Cynthia built this business because she believes that grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the funders and sound knowledge of the 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.
Ms. Adams lives part time in New York City, and part time in Baja, Mexico. But her heart and soul are still in Alaska, where she and her husband keep a small 5-acre parcel and dry cabin in the Taiga forest 12 miles north of Fairbanks.