KDS grows solutions for the problems that keep communities from being healthy, vibrant, and equitable.

We serve as your organization's offsite grants development team, building and executing effective strategies to win grant funds and growing resources to tackle your communities' toughest challenges.
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KDS is a team of experienced and dedicated nonprofit professionals, led by founder, Christina Kazanas.

We are a powerful group of civically engaged activists, community leaders, elected officials, and trail blazers. We are determined to help our clients achieve success in building safer, stronger, and healthier communities.
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Impact Story Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Kazanas Development Strategies is our go-to for high-quality federal and state grant proposals.

For the past 6 years, we have entrusted them with the renewal applications for our US Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Refugee Resettlement contract, our US Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime contract, and State of CT VOCA contract. These grants are vital as they support CIRI’s services for foreign-born victims of trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, and survivors of state-sponsored torture.

Impact Story St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation

St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation is KDS's longest-standing client.

St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation is KDS's longest-standing client. Since 2010, we have proudly partnered with them to support the work of St. Vincent's Medical Center, an essential community institution in Bridgeport.

Our Clients

Our clients are on the front line of the most pressing issues facing their communities. They are champions against income inequality, homelessness and housing insecurity, healthcare disparity, racial and gender justice, community violence, and educational achievement gaps in some of the most under-resourced communities in Connecticut and beyond.

Caroline House

Circle of Care

Malta House of Care

CT Against Gun Violence

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April 10, 2023

Outlook Good

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April 03, 2023

So How’s It Going? KDS’s 4 day work week and PTO Policy 1 year later

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