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About Us

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Canvas Grant Readiness System


In 2016, Dr. Barbara Wright established Certified Dream Builder, Inc. (CDB) to offer grant writing services to non-profit and for-profit organizations at the local, state, and national level. Our services encompass a range of offerings, including contract and loan application readiness workshops, consulting, apps, and resources to nonprofits and businesses that provide programs, products, and services to the public.

At Certified Dream Builder, we specialize in Business and Nonprofit program development for funding readiness, as well as grant writing and fund development services. Our exclusive products, developed by Dr. Barbara Wright, include the Canvas Grant Writing system that works in tandem with our exclusive Grant Writing and Budget Apps available on both IOS and Android platforms. The intake process of our system helps organizations improve and properly align their programs and services to meet the gaps of current funding priorities through grants, contracts, and loans.

In addition, we offer Do It Yourself (DIY) Instant Download Workbooks, Do It With Me (DIWM) Workshops, and the Quad 6 Grant Writing Mastermind Apprenticeship. This accelerated 16-hour Grant Writing Dream Builders Mastermind Training is followed by a 20-week grant writing and fund development apprenticeship. We are committed to helping small and large organizations develop, improve, and implement grant writing and accountability processes while also gathering the necessary documents needed to apply for grants, contracts, and loans for public benefit programs, products, and services.


Dr. Barbara Wright is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in fund development and grant writing. She is the founder of Certified Dream Builder, Inc., a development consultant at Wright Partner's Group, LLC, and the president of Dream Writers Institute.

Dr. Wright has helped raise funds ranging from thousands to millions has assisted in winning over $150,000,000 in grants, contracts, and loans for various organizations, including nonprofits, for-profits, faith-based organizations, schools, and colleges. Her expertise has been sought by both small and large organizations, and she has served in various capacities, including as a Program Manager for the Housing Authority of Kansas City and as a Grant Manager for Kansas City Public Schools, where she retired in 2021.

Dr. Wright has conducted thousands of funding workshops at community organizations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. She has also developed exclusive products and services to help grant writers and fund development leaders, including the One Hour To Grants grant writing app, and the 1 Hour 2 Funds Budget Scaling app, available for both IOS and Android. Dr. Wright's exclusive Canvas Grant Writing System helps to write grants in half the time, and she has developed more than 30 workbooks and workshops on priority grant topics.

Dr. Wright holds a Lifetime Missouri Certification in Business Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Ph.D. in Religious Education with an emphasis in Research and Teaching from Faith Bible College & Theological Seminary. Her extensive education and experience make her a highly sought-after professional for aligning nonprofits and businesses to current funding priorities fund development and grant writing.

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