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Meet The Writer


Hello. I'm Ann Keefe.


The majority of my work for 20 years prior to starting my business was in grant-funded positions. As a result, I learned the value of finding grants, writing grants, and reporting accurately on the wise use of funds.


My position for several years before branching out on my own was as a grant writer, which involved grant searching, grant writing, and grant management.


As you can see in the list below, my experiences have exposed me to many types of grants and potential funding sources. While my educational background is in nature and wildlife, I am not afraid to write in new categories, and I relish learning about new missions and goals of organizations as they help their local communities for the benefit of the common good.


As needed, I can bring in other people with specific expertise, which allows me to put together a team of professionals that fits your needs.


I look forward to working with you!




Professional grant writer Ann Keefe



•  Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minor in  Psychology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

• Agree to Ethics Statements of Grant Professionals Association (found at


• Member of GPA since 2017

Ann Keefe, member, Grant Professionals Association
Ann Keefe
Grant Writer


Ann has 20 years of experience writing grants to federal and state and funding sources as well as local sources such as community foundations and private foundations.


She has developed expert non-profit support services, and has extensive experience with:

     • Helping non-profits understand how to become grant ready.

     • How to build effective grant strategies around projects or services offered.

     • How to develop grants focused on telling effective stories.

     • How to focus on objectives and impacts.


With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University, and graduate work in Ecology at BGSU, Ann has a sound science background. She provides detailed documenting and writing with expert attention to detail.


During past employment, Ann worked at jobs that were grant dependent. As a result, she learned to write many and varied grants.


• Agriculture Conservation & Wildlife Restoration Projects


As a Wildlife Specialist for Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District, she served rural Ohio with:

     • Agriculture-related USDA programs, grants and habitat restoration projects in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

     • The restoration of thousands of acres of warm-season prairie grasses and trees by partnering with the local Pheasants Forever chapter.

     • Sediment and erosion control grants.


While working for Ducks Unlimited as the Northwest Ohio Program Biologist, Ann worked with grants such as Ohio EPA 319 Funds and North American Wetlands Conservation Council habitat restoration grants. Much of this work was with federal and state grant sources.


• Nature Education & Parks Development


At SWCD Ann also gained experience developing nature-related education and served as a leader in finding grants for Miller Conservation Farm such as Community Development Block Grants, small foundation grants and wildlife grants.


As Education Coordinator at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, a NOAA-ODNR partnership property in Huron, Ohio, she implemented NOAA grants to fully renovate the national reserve's museum-quality exhibits, including visitor interactives such as video games, aquarium, and live animal displays.


As an Educational Program Assistant with Hancock County Park District, she worked to find small grants for educational programs.


Ann has written many education-themed grants to federal, state, county, and community foundations to serve students and adults on topics such as:

     • Sustainable living.

     • Community gardening.

     • Disabled developmental programs.


• Religious Ministries

Ann has written multiple grants – mainly to local and national private foundations – for religious missions:

     • Spirituality programming.

     • Health care equipment for nursing home, assisted living, and continuum of care non-profit health care facilities.

     • Post-traumatic stress programming for first responders and veterans.

     • Medical care/medical equipment for senior care.

     • Shelters for victims of human trafficking.

     • Legal services for immigrants.

     • Anti-bullying/peace programming in schools.

     • Church and priests' Liturgical needs.


• Institutions of higher learning

     • Title III – Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students.

     • Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development (RPED) grants through the U.S. Department of Education.

     • Office on Violence Against Women grants through the U.S. Department of Justice.

     • Many Ohio Department of Education grants.


• Public Education and Schools

     • Student equipment and programming for public schools to improve reading and literacy for struggling K-12 students.

     • Anti-bullying programming.

     • Non-violence programming.

     • Hands-on learning programs for developmentally disabled students.

Cell: 419-619-4436  

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