5718 Westheimer Rd. Suite 1000 Houston, Texas 77057


Your non-profit organization is a business, and should behave as such.

That is why BOC’s focus is the “business” of charity. Our goal is to mold your non-profit organization into a fundable and sustainable entity.


years of non-profit experience


years in business

Our focus is to make sure your non-profit is fundable and sustainable.

We’re here to serve you in the following areas:


We’ll take you from idea to a properly structured 501 (c)(3) that is fundable and ready for success.


Learn what it takes to make sure your organization is grant ready and fundable.


Do you have the proper team, board executives, and key positions in place?

Grant Writing

We’ll help you tap into the well of grant opportunities by writing effective grant applications.

You can trust us, because we’re experts.

CEO Patrina led or served as C-Suite executive for several Houston non-profit organizations, including Bay Area Turning Point, Inc., New Horizon Family Center, and Fresh Spirit Wellness for Women, Inc. When she launched BOC as Trinity Consulting Services in 2013 as a grant writing service, she found that many non-profit leaders, especially those leading start-up or adolescent organizations did not have the infrastructure or administrative foundation to seek grants.

As a result, Patrina expanded services and launched The Business of Charity, LLC in 2018 to include executive coaching and education services for CEOs, executive directors, and board members.

Non-Profit Formation

Infrastructure Support

Administrative Support

Grant Writing 

Meet Our Team

When you work with The Business of Charity, you get a team of experts who are motivated to helping your non-profit grow and thrive.

Patrina Pelton-Smith

CEO and Principal Consultant

Patrina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University. She also earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, and continues to augment her non-profit skills by attending non-profit management seminars.

emma washington

Grant Research Specialist

Emma’s area of expertise is in Grant Administration and Research. She is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations locate funding to help better serve the needs of the Community. Emma believes “Servitude” is one of the keys to true success and helping those communities in need. Along with Grant Administration experience, Emma has 17 plus years of experience providing coaching to Leaders and consultative services in Human Capital Management to Global Organizations.