Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay, and Northern California.
I’ve written grant proposals that were funded by government agencies, major foundations, and corporations, including: the County of Alameda, San Francisco Foundation, Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, HEDCO, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Y & H Soda Foundation, van Lobel Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation, Morris Stulsaft Foundation, Special Hope Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, S.H. Cowell Foundation, Lowell Berry Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo.
Projects funded range from start-up projects in education, disabilities, healthcare, and the arts, to building renovations, general support, and capacity-building projects.
My direct mail copy-writing and program planning services have yielded hundreds of thousands of dollars in individual donations. I’ve also written annual reports, brochures, event programs, flyers, web content, social media content, and case statements. I’ve served clients in many Bay Area and Northern California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Chandler Regional Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, CA
Children Hospital of Central California, Madera, CA
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA
Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA
Hospice of Contra Costa, Pleasant Hill, CA
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, WA
Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, CA
NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Saint Louise Hospital, Gilroy, CA
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, Livermore, CA
Staten Island University Hospital, New York, NY
Washington Hospital, Fremont, CA
HUMAN SERVICES & FOOD RESCUE
Association for Retarded Citizens (The Arc), Oakland, CA
Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf, Berkeley, CA
Friends of Laguna Honda, San Francisco, CA
Hope 4 the Heart, Hayward, CA
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
Futures Explored, Inc., Lafayette, CA
YWCA of Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clara, CA
Contra Costa Ballet, Walnut Creek, CA
Tiferet Journal, NJ
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
California State University – Channel Islands, Channel Islands, CA
South San Francisco Unified School District
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Berkeley, CA
Japanese American Citizens League, San Francisco, CA
SAMPLE FUNDRAISING CONSULTATION AND GRANT WRITING SUCCESSES
- A nonprofit client operating in 88-year-old buildings urgently needed to renovate because moving their facility wasn’t an option. I wrote grant proposals and developed a target prospect list that brought them a $400,000 lead grant and more than $700,000 for their renovation project.
- I wrote a brochure about the merger of two community hospitals that explained the benefits of the move, turned a negative community perception to a positive one, and after it was included in three fundraising mailings, the hospital had a 12% increase in annual donations.
- I wrote a brochure for a hospital describing the ways a donation to them could memorialize someone special, and also honor occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, act as a memento of appreciation for those who had provided exceptional service. They succeeded in their two-fold goal: they increased the connection between their donors and their institution, and also increased contributions from this source.