Luvina Beckley‘s M.H.M and Associates has as its specialty finding founding for projects in the criminal justice, health and human services, economic development and arts and culture fields, but they have also backed many other types of projects as well. One reason for Luvina Beckley and M.H.M and Associates’ success may lie in their status as an elite firm that staffs industry experts on securing grants in-house.
In fact, M.H.M has been cited many times for their use of best practices and models that show an enormous level of success. Their team of grant writers tends to use the most effective assessment and tracing tools and they also employ the use of support teams to back the writers. Also impressive is the network of funders and investors they have built up over the years, as well as the unprecedented network of strategists, elected officials and strategic partners they can often count on to help them bring success to a project.
The high level of skill that Luvina Beckley, M.H.M and Associates CEO, brings to the table should be obvious to most people. Luvina was once a very prominent college basketball player, who starred on a team that won a national championship in Division III back in 1983. It is that competitive edge that she brings to a lot of what she does. She sees the challenge of getting a grant as a competitive pursuit. It is as much of a challenge as hitting a 15 foot jumper with a second to go. There is a finite amount of money available from agencies, foundations, investors and other funders, but there are always plenty of applicants for those funds. That means making the right grant proposal that gets the money is a major challenge, but it’s a challenge she relishes.