Heart Resources LLC has assisted organizations to win grants ranging from $1,000 to $10 million dollars, with an average grant award of nearly $300,000. Many people ask about total career grant awards which are one indicator of success. Katherine works well with agency leaders and staff to craft the best case for support. Over the past 16 years, her proposals total approximately $25 million dollars in awarded (and pending) funds an average of $1.5 million per year.

Quality planning and writing have resulted in awarded grants for: youth education and workforce development; literacy and STEM activities; historic building renovations; community health clinics and programs; women's health research; historic building renovations; new building construction; and operating support among others. Katherine’s grant seminars and webinars have reached organizations in Western PA, nationally and internationally. Check out her endorsements.




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Katherine enjoys planning complex projects involving multiple public and private funders. She is interested in developing all types of grant-funded programs and projects. She is most experienced in health and wellness, human services, victim services, education and training, workforce development, people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth programs, and capital renovation projects.

Her past experience as an advocate and the author of TELLINGS enabled Katherine to be selected as a 2012-13 SAMHSA Voice Awards Fellow. She is a federal grant reviewer for behavioral health recovery and traumatic stress initiatives of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Grant services are “mission-driven” and carried out in an ethical, socially-responsible manner, with priority placed on community impact more than profits. Heart Resources, LLC is an organizational partner with: Healthy People 2020;  SAMHSA Wellness Initiative, Voice Awards and National Recovery Month Awards Programs; and Live Well Allegheny. See the wellness projects for examples of collaborative activities.

Katherine provides free public presentations of her workshop titled “Is There a Grant for That?” She is a volunteer first-round judge for the SAMHSA Voice Awards and National Recovery Month Awards Programs. Many of her weekends are engaged with volunteering on her Church Council and as Chair of the Endowment Committee at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Pleasant Hills PA. 

Katherine does not provide volunteer grant writing services however she has connected organizations with individuals who are interested in gaining experience and a writing portfolio as a volunteer or intern through a pro bono grant training/proposal coaching arrangement.