“I have worked directly with Epiphany Community Services (ECS) since April of 2020 when I began consultation with the company regarding a federal grant. Since the beginning of this relationship, I have found ECS to be professional, knowledgeable, and very responsive. In preparation for the grant, ECS met with me over the course of several months, gathering data, consulting with the grant team, and providing professional expertise. The writing of the grant took several iterations and an extensive research process. ECS was available to answer questions, provide information, and read through the documentation. ECS provided honest feedback in a constructive way, which allowed me to meet the objectives of the grant proposal and submit the application to standard. ECS developed relationships with myself and the team yet they never sacrificed quality of work or lessened standards to do so.
In August of 2020, the grant team learned that we had received the grant. ECS played a role in securing this funding for our organization which will positively impact the selected rural area and its residents. After receipt of the grant, ECS came on board as a consortium team member, grant evaluator, and data analyst. I have primarily worked with ECS President Deacon Dzierzawski and Evaluator Laura Brinson. Mr. Dzierzawski has shown a commitment to community social initiatives, using data and analysis to determine where efforts can be best focused and the effectiveness of these efforts. He and Mrs. Brinson have led our consortium team meetings, providing structure, and focusing efforts. They bring positive, friendly energy to our project and have adaptive to each new challenge that arises. The grant consortium team is comprised of people from several different social sectors. Mr. Dzierzawski and Mrs. Brinson have been able to explain technical matters in a way that is approachable and understandable by all involved, always willing to answer questions. They encourage analysis from different angles and are able to draw on each consortium member’s strengths.
I have been so impressed with the high standards and quality of work that ECS provides as well as the approachability of the staff. They have been an asset to our team and I look forward to continued work with them now and into the future.”