Understands the "grants scene" in Western PA as Co-Facilitator of the Grants Cafe offering free monthly meetups on "hot grant topics" - open to everyone with an interest in grants - join at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-of-western-pa
RESULTS Katherine is an accomplished project planner, technical writer, grants specialist, and fundraising counsel. She has developed pre-proposal concept papers, reports, Requests for Proposals, and published articles and books. Her skills have helped agencies to win grants ranging from $1,000 to $10 million dollars. Due to her experience with larger projects, her average grant award is nearly $300,000. She works well with agency leaders and staff to craft the best case for support. Quality planning and writing have resulted in awarded grants for: at-risk youth education and workforce development; literacy and STEM activities; public information services for a corrections facility; historic landmark building renovations; community health clinics; health programs and research; capital campaigns involving new building construction, infrastructure, and upgrades; and general operations. Her grant seminars have provided training to staff at hundreds of organizations through partnerships with national and Western PA sponsors. Check out our endorsements.
PROJECTS Katherine enjoys planning and preparing complex projects involving multiple public and private funders. She is interested in all types of projects, with the most experience in health and human services, education and training, workforce development, and programs that help to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Katherine brings experience as a Federal grant reviewer for traumatic stress initiatives of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and her service as a 2012-13 SAMHSA Voice Awards Fellow.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Owning a mission-driven business means that Katherine (and any persons she hires or supervises) carries out grant services in an ethical socially-responsible manner. She values and prioritizes potential impact of projects over high profits. She provides in-kind (pro bono) services, and coaching/mentoring for early career grant professionals at her discretion. Heart Resources, LLC is a partner with: Healthy People 2020; SAMHSA Wellness Initiative; SAMHSA Voice Awards and National Recovery Month Program; and Live Well Allegheny. See the community wellness projects for examples of our collaborative activities.
HOW TO REQUEST SERVICES Heart Resources, LLC provides expert grant resources to mid-size and larger not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organizations, universities, municipalities, and other grant-eligible entities. Katherine brings passion and expert know-how in using grants as a tool for change, to successfully plan and prepare funding proposals, as well as provide grant training for organizations in Western PA and nationally. Learn about the benefits of becoming a client, check our grant services list and grant training options and then contact us.
Heart Resources, LLC provides strategic grant services, and does not endorse or engage in the practice of high-volume grant solicitations. Heart Resources, LLC is registered as Professional Fundraising Counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, and is authorized to provide contractual grant/fundraising services to charitable organizations. (Registration does not imply endorsement.)
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