Quanah is Chief Executive Officer of GrantVantage.  With 27 years experience in grants, contracting, and public policy, she has served in executive leadership positions with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Quanah has designed, implemented, and managed a wide-range of social and economic development programs supporting domestic and international organizations and  communities.

In 2002, Quanah was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans. She managed three national discretionary grant programs, administered a $24M development loan fund, invested $276M in social and economic development initiatives, and managed multiple technology, training, and technical assistance contracts.

In 2012, Quanah co-founded GrantVantage Inc. to meet the grant management needs of U.S. and international NGO’s, Tribes, states, and territorial governments. Quanah is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, sits on the boards of two national nonprofits, and holds a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

latest posts from Quanah Stamps

5 Tips for Grant Project Start-Up

March 19, 2018 / By

While last week we looked at closing out major projects by the end of the fiscal year, this week we take on starting new projects. Federal award letters will be arriving by the end of September, if not before, so make sure you’re prepared by trying these simple tips for grant project start up: Gather...

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Struggling with Grant Compliance? Try GrantVantage!

February 5, 2018 / By

It may seem like tedious grant management is the name of the game. Every day seems to present many of the same challenges – too many open windows, individual filing systems, 4 different programs to manage one grant. For most grant funded organizations, stretching a dollar is an art form.  However, what about funder compliance?...

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Don’t Leave Grant Funds on the Table: 5 tips

January 8, 2018 / By

Grantees that use Federal funding for any length of time know the fear of audit or the loss of unspent funds. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) addressed the Federal government’s responsibility to address unspent funds in its report “Attention Needed to Address Undisbursed Balances in Expired Grant Accounts” (GAO-08-432, Washington, D.C., August 2008).  The report found,...

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Project Sustainability? Start Considering it Now

August 24, 2016 / By

“Sustainability” is a commonly-used buzzword across many sectors, but what does it mean for grant professionals? It depends on who you ask, but GrantVantage suggests a definition that relates to both your project and the “natural resources” of your organization. Typically, within most Federal awards programs, some component of “project sustainability” is included in the...

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