Meet The Writer

 

The majority of the jobs that I have worked over the last 20 years have been grant funded positions; as a direct result I learned the value of finding grants, writing grants, and reporting accurately on the wise use of funds.  In the last several years, I have held a formal grant writer position as well involving grant searching, grant writing, and grant management for numerous non-profits.  My experiences as you will read below have exposed me to many types of grants, and potential funding sources related to these missions.  As you will see, I am not afraid to try to write for new categories, as I relish learning about new missions and goals of organizations helping their local communities for the benefit of the common good.   As needed, I reserve the right to subcontract others if their expertise can help your cause;  this will will allow me to put together a team of professionals that fits your needs.

WIN_20211027_10_04_13_Pro (4) B and W.jpg

Certifications/Associations:

*Bachelor of Science, Biology, Minor in  Psychology from Bowling Green State University

*Agree to Ethics Statements of Grant Professionals Association (found at www.grantprofessionals.org)Member of GPA since 2017.

Ann Keefe, member, Grant Professionals Association
Ann Keefe
Grant Writer & Business Owner

 

Ann has been writing grants for almost 20 years now to federal sources, state sources, and local sources such as community foundations and private foundations. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University, and follow up graduate work in Ecology at BGSU, Ann has a sound science background and a very expert attention to detailed writing and documenting.   She has made a living working jobs that were grant dependent; as a result, she learned to write many and varied grants.

Agriculture Conservation & Wildlife Restoration Projects:

In her early career, she served as a Wildlife Specialist for Seneca SWCD serving rural Ohio areas with agriculture related USDA programs and grants and habitat restoration projects.   This was a partnership effort with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. She worked with the local Pheasants Forever chapter to implement and restore thousands of acres of warm season prairie grasses and many miles of trees.  She also wrote Sediment and Erosion Control grants.  She went on to work for Ducks Unlimited as the Northwest Ohio Program Biologist working with grants such as Ohio EPA 319 Funds and NAWCA habitat restoration grants implementations. Much of this work was with federal and state grant sources.

 

Nature Education & Parks Development:

She also gained experience developing nature related education, as lead in finding grants for Miller Conservation Farm (including Community Block Development Grants, Small Foundation Grants, Wildlife grants, etc.)  From there she served as the Education Coordinator at the NOAA- ODNR partnership property, Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve where 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. Later, she worked for the Hancock County Park District as an Education Program Assistant, finding small grants for educational programs for the public and local schools' Arbor Day as well as implementing nature programming with the staff there.  Ann has also written many grants education themed around sustainable living, community gardening, disabled developmental programs, and general students and adult programs. This work was with federal, state, county, and community foundation sources.

 

Religious Missions, surrounding Senior Health Care, Immigration, Domestic Shelters, Building Renovations:

Ann has written multiple grants for religious missions including those themed around spirituality programming, for post-traumatic stress programming for first responders and for veterans for medical care/ medical equipment for senior care, for shelters for victims of human trafficking, for legal services for immigrants, for anti-bullying/peace programming in school systems. Ann has recent experience with writing grants to gain health care equipment for nursing home, assisted living, and continuum of care non-profit health care facilities.  Grants directly for funding programs to churches and for priests Liturgical needs to help carry forth understanding and living of the faith in daily lives.  Most of this work has been funded through grants from local and national private foundations. 

Public Education/Schools:  Successful grant applications written for student equipment / programming for public school to improve reading and literacy for K-12 students struggling.  Grants for anti-bullying programming and non-violence programming have also been successfully written.  Grants to assist developmentally disabled students with hands-on learning have been successful.

Non-Profit Support Services:  Ann has extensive experience with helping non-profits understand how to become grant ready, how to build effective grant strategies around projects or services offered, and how to develop grant curriculum that tells effective stories and relays objectives and impacts well.

AnnKeefe@123GrantWriter.com

Cell: 419-619-4436