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About Us

GrantExec exists to help organizations make the world a better place. More specifically, we take the time and labor out of the grant search process to help leaders access capital without losing ownership or taking on loans. We match our clients to the best funding opportunities from our database of thousands of grants in a timely and accurate manner. 

Our Mission

To empower problem solvers to tackle the world's challenges through access to grants.

Our Motivation

We believe that with the right resources, anyone can change the world for the better. Each time an organization wins a grant, its capacity to do good multiplies. As a startup with the technology to vastly improve access to grants, we feel an obligation to help as many grant-seeking organizations as possible.


Ryan Alcorn, Founder and CEO


Ryan Alcorn founded GrantExec in the summer of 2021 while studying public policy at the University of Virginia.


As an employee of a woman-owned small business in Charlottesville between 2018 and 2021, one of Ryan's jobs was to regularly comb the web to find suitable grant opportunities for the business. He soon learned that the sheer volume of disparate grant opportunities made it impractical to search through them all by hand, and no affordable tools existed to automatically match organizations to suitable grants. Moreover, he recognized that many grant applications required specialized knowledge to accurately complete.

Ryan further found that several organizations in his orbit consistently struggled to raise funds for their programs despite significant community need. Thus, he paired his policy background with a passion to help well-meaning organizations do more for their communities to create GrantExec, a service that would locate and help win grants for those who needed them.

Thanks to the generous advice, assistance, and general goodwill from many friends, family, and colleagues, GrantExec has become a promising social startup.