"I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution."
Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist, businessman and philanthropist (1835-1919)

Grants & More


My Approach

I don’t want to waste my time or yours – or your money – developing proposals with little chance for funding. I'll be upfront with you about the chances of your program or project being funded by a particular grantmaker, and the effort demanded.

I apply a risk management approach to fundraising, considering the likeliness of winning a grant, the effort involved in preparing the request, organizational readiness and positioning, and competition. I take into account the level of funding available versus the effort involved in the application. Timing and deadlines are also a factor in recommending a schedule of funders.