About Us

Schoolhouse Partners is a publisher and service company providing resources and solutions to its clients in the areas of grant funding, prospect research and proposal writing.

Schoolhouse Partners is committed to providing quality grant research and development services to the communities in which we serve. Our grant writing team empowers projects throughout the United States and abroad, and the GrantSelect database and grants directories enable organizations to find the funding opportunities necessary to fuel educational initiatives in the community. We know the importune of education for the future, and we are poised to stand by groups who share our passion for broad-based educational excellence and opportunity.


Louis S. Schafer, Ed.S.

Louis S. Schafer, Ed.S.

CEO / Chief Editor

Louis S. Schafer, partner and Lead Grant Developer, has over 28 years of experience collaborating with school districts and nonprofit agencies throughout the country to successfully develop, write, and submit grants to foundations, corporations, private entities, and state and federal agencies. With thirteen years as a classroom teacher and a dozen more as a school administrator, he has a firm understanding of both essential program, curriculum, and professional development needs in schools. Finally, with both a Masters degree and Educational Specialist degree in Community Education from Central Michigan University, he is highly qualified to comprehend “best practices” in the world of education and non-profits. A brief list of successful grants include:

  • Education Technology & Information Literacy – Staff Development: $41,345
  • Innovations in Civic Learning – Civic Education: $60,000
  • 3M Foundation – Construction: $175,800
  • Abbott Laboratories Fund – District Phone System; $35,800
  • ADC Telecommunication – Teacher Training: $5,500
  • American Honda Foundation – Construction Projects: $70,000
  • Andrew Family Foundation – District Phone System: $45,800
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation – Migrant Program: $359,250
  • Aspect Communications – Teacher Training: $15,500
  • Burton G. Bettingen Foundation – Summer Programs: $18,266
  • Charles Lafitte Foundation – Construction Projects: $350,000
  • Cingular Wireless – HOSTS mentoring: $59,800
  • Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation Grants – HOSTS mentoring: $25,000
  • COPS Grant – Resource Officer: $148,800
  • Maytag Corporation Foundation – Family and Friends: $30,000
  • Schlumberger Foundation – Summer Programs: $18,266
  • School Counselor’s Grant – School Counselor: $298,000
  • Medicaid (MESH) Grant – Med. Reimbursement: $56,888
  • Department of Wildlife – Science Project: $10,000
  • School Counselor’s Grant – School Counselor: $212,,000
  • At-Risk Grant, Colorado – At-Risk Programs: $1,288,000
  • Character Education Grant – Character Education: $170,000
  • Reading First Grant – Early Childhood: $2,765,000

 

Anita Schafer

Anita Schafer

COO / Client Services Director

Anita Schafer, partner and Client Services Director, has over 19 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, small businesses, publishing firms, architects, engineers, doctors, dentists and ad agencies to successfully develop marketing strategies and create and lay out promotional materials of all types. A self-professed “Jane-of-all-trades”, Anita coordinates all of the technology efforts of Schoolhouse Partners and GrantSelect in addition to writing the occasional grant proposal and enlightening the general public on the services of the firm. “I like to roll my sleeves up and get right to it!” She has both education and experience working with:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Professional and Volunteer Recruitment
  • Nonprofit and For-profit Start-Up
  • Web Design and Development