About Us

Who we are

MPS Grants provides funding solutions for any public organization. We are a grant writing and consulting firm that assists public organizations, from brand new nonprofits to state and local governments. Our experience provides a unique understanding of funding mechanisms.  We strive to find efficient and effective solutions for your funding needs. We create partnerships through intergovernmental relations for purpose-driven organizations to achieve collective impact. This means we help your organization create partnership networks to ensure services aren’t duplicated and your community is serving those in need. As a result, you can save time and serve more people.


Why choose us

The answer is simple. We have over a decade of experience working with nonprofits and governments at all levels. As a result, we have secured over $80 million in funding for our clients. Additionally, we provide services to your organization outside of grant writing. 
These include: 
  • Grant Writing Training 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Board Training
  • Grant Research & Development
  • Nonprofit Formation
Contact us today to discover how we can help you! 
  • Grant Writing Training for all skill levels
  • Grant Research & Project Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning & Board Training
  • Non-Profit Formation


Get to Know Our Team! 


Catherine Minerich  


With over a decade of experience, Catherine enjoys learning and working on new projects across the United States. She has worked at multiple levels of government, from the U.S. Congress to state, municipal, and county governments. This valuable experience has allowed her to write successful grant proposals for numerous federal, state, and foundation grants. Her resume includes a little of everything: public art projects, infrastructure, railroad safety features, historic preservation projects, and many more!
Catherine is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and the American Grant Writers’ Association. She has served as a Board advisor for the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts and on the Board of Commissioners for the Harrison County Beautification Commission. Catherine is also an instructor for the Mississippi Alliance for Nonprofits and Philanthropy where she teaches courses on grant writing for nonprofits, local governments, and grant research.
Catherine earned her Bachelor’s in Political Science and History, as well as her Master’s in Public Administration and Political Science from Jacksonville State University. She continued with her PhD at Texas A&M University. 
Catherine is a native of Minnesota and currently resides on the Gulf of Mexico where the weather is considerably warmer!

Sami Koshowany-Wilken 

Research and Blogging

Sami is the resident blogger and researcher at MPS Grants. She earned her bachelor’s in history, with minors in music and British studies, from St. Cloud State University. After working in education for a few years and starting a family, she decided to turn her life-long love of writing into a career. When not typing away at her computer, Sami is busy baking, enjoying the outdoors, or chasing after her energetic toddler. 

Email: [email protected]

J. Wiltz


Jason Wiltz (“J.”) is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, where he grew up, attended school, and currently resides after living and teaching in Seoul, South Korea, for the past nine years. He holds an English degree from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in American literature from the University of New Orleans. In his spare time he maintains a personal blog and is actively working on a collection of short stories.

email: [email protected] 





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