Congratulations to the 2021 Salute to Excellence finalists!

Audra Davis

Audra Davis provides grant writing, strategy, and research expertise, successfully securing funding from diverse federal sources (Departments of Labor, Education, Health & Human Services, CDFI and others) as well as corporate and foundation support. Since 2011, Audra has helped clients raise more than $33 million for programs, operations, and capital projects such as affordable housing, foster care, healthcare, higher education, mental health, and research. In addition to project specific work, Audra provides training and staff coaching for establishing and growing successful grant programs.

She began her career in nonprofit development and communications at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Prior to becoming a consultant, she served as Development Director of the Baptist Hospital Foundation. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Journalism.

Audra’s community involvement includes serving as Past-President of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Grant Professionals Association and board member for the Nashville Adult Literacy Council.