We're here to help you move the world forward.
How Instrumentl Works
You can think of Instrumentl as your automated grant assistant that saves you time and broadens your funding sources with a refreshingly intuitive online platform.
Once you set up your projects, we do the legwork to match them with relevant grants. All of the grants we match you with are active funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines. Instrumentl pulls from corporate, private, federal, and even state funding sources so you don't have to search anywhere else. Instrumentl is bringing in new funding opportunities daily so you always have the latest information at your fingertips.
Instrumentl also has a built in project management tool called the Grant Tracker that you can use to save your favorite grants, receive deadline reminders, track your progress, and even store notes & documents.
Founded in 2014, Instrumentl automates the grant search for nonprofits and academics. We have an office in San Francisco and thanks to the thousands of folks that use us, there's a little part of Instrumentl in every US state and country around the world.
We believe in the hard working folks that accelerate social progress and propel innovation. That's why we think it's time for the lack of available funding to stop getting in the way.
Our mission is to help you move the world forward, one project at a time.
Meet the Team
CEO and Co-founder
Gauri started her first company at age 21. After its acquisition by Airbnb, she championed the value of personalization and discovery at Airbnb and lead their mobile and special projects teams. Her unique user experience designs have been featured by Apple two years in a row. Gauri has a degree in Computer Science from NYU.
COO and Co-founder
Prior to co-founding Instrumentl, Katharine was a fundraiser for UC Berkeley and worked with their Museum of Vertebrate Zoology as well as the Botanic Garden. Being a Kat of nine lives she also surveyed alpine plants in the mountains of British Columbia, collected data on red squirrels and their response to changing climate in the Yukon and protected piping plovers on the Atlantic coast. Katharine holds an MBA/MA in Museum Studies, & an MS and BSC in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Head of Growth and Co-founder
Before Instrumentl Angela worked in development at the Global Fund for Women (previously the International Museum of Women) where she wrote and administered grants. Angela is trained as a biologist and put her scientific know-how to use by improving habitat for Atlantic salmon. Some say she's responsible for blowing up dams and roads or any obstruction that got in the way of their migration, but that's a story for another time. Angela has a MA in Critical Studies and a BA in Ecology.
Tina joins Instrumentl after pursuing a graduate degree in oceanography at MIT & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and working as a barista in Boston. She received her BA in physics from Middlebury College. When she’s not keeping Instrumentl’s grant database in tip-top shape, she’s leading the charge to add an office dog to the team; the move is hotly contested by the office cat, Bella.
Prior to joining Instrumentl, Arjan founded a startup to improve the process of acquiring small businesses. He attended the Recurse Center twice, where he learned and grew as a programmer, and also spent a brief period in medical school before escaping into the exhilarating world of startups. Arjan holds a BA in Classical Civilization from Yale.