Grant Writing

Lea handles grant writing projects with an eye for fresh perspectives and for strategic connections. Her approach involves the entire writing process–from brainstorming with program leadership and staff, to visiting program sites for vital facts and inspiration, to conveying messages in articulate, well-researched language, and finally to detailed revisions. This time-tested approach allows Lea to write original proposals that connect to donor expectations and to pressing issues of the day.

Lea has extensive experience writing grants on a broad range of health, human service, education and artistic topics, including:  

·         at-risk and homeless youth

·         capital campaigns

·         community‑based issues

·         elder healthcare and independence

·         diabetes and obesity

·         diversity and organizational development

·         gender and racial inequity in education

·         healthcare for refugees and immigrants

·         hospice care

·         hunger

·         mental health

·         preserving history

·         poverty

·         race and ethnicity

·         sexual trafficking of women and children


Lea also provides in-depth grant research services — not just database generated lists. She prioritizes quality over quantity, looking carefully at the research data. She follows-up with program staff to raise questions and ideas that help position a client for submitting successful grant proposals.

and Copy Editing

Lea provides copy editing for Annual Fund and Major Donor Communications.