Grant Writing Help

Grant Writer Hotline

AML and its partners have collaborated to offer a FREE pre-grant application consultation to talk through their interests, eligibility, and processes for upcoming funding opportunities with an experienced grant writer. Entities that have identified a grant that they believe fits a need, should follow the intake process.

  • Contact AML at dawn@akml.org or (907)790-5304 to indicate interest
  • AML staff will document name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of need
  • AML staff will share that information with our contracted hotline operator, a grant writing professional
  • A grant writing professional will contact you. Here’s what to expect Pre-grant Application Consultation Process.

Alaska’s Grant Writing Pool

The grant writing groups listed on this page have had success with securing government grants and working with organizations in Alaska. They have all submitted information we believe is important to consider when selecting a grant writer. This list is provided for your convenience. Inclusion in this list of grant writers should not be considered an endorsement by the ARPA Alaska website. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Rachel Morse at rmorse@forakergroup.org

More information and resources are coming in cooperation with our ARPA partner, The Foraker Group.

Please reference below the five grant writers: Goods of a Soul, Alaska Project Solutions, Grant Writing Unicorn Collective, Solstice Consulting, and Raynell GrantCatcher.

 

Goods of a Soul

Funding Results
Government grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska: $1,926,893
Foundation grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska: $39,636

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
Team assembly varies with 3-6 writers on the team and 1-2 in Alaska;

Fee Structure
Fixed fee dependent on the degree of readiness to pursue funding and how complicated the grant application is to prepare.

References
Serena Fitka, Executive Director, Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association
Lara Hildreth, Executive Director, Alyeska Ski Club
Jill Chirstopher, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley

For more information on Goods of a Soul – Click Here!

 

Alaska Project Solutions 

Funding Results
Government grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska: $35,964,728.
Foundation grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska: $754,836

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
3 grant writers, 1 in Alaska, 1 long-time Alaskan recently relocated to Oregon

Fee Structure
Standard hourly rate, custom quotes provided at no cost

References
Mr. Martin B. Moore, Sr, City Manager, City Of Emmonak
Luis Echenique, Grants Coordinator, Galena Village, DBA Louden Tribal Council
Vide Kroto, Executive Director, Tebughna Foundation

For more information on Alaska Project Solutions, Inc – Click Here!

 

 

Grant Writing Unicorn Collective

Funding Results
$4.48 million government grants in Alaska last five years, $45 million in US and Canada.

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
300+ grant writers of varying expertise levels and locations, 6 in Alaska

Fee Structure
Fixed fee billed by percentage of work completed monthly.

References
Nick Farline, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director
Kornelis, Kyle, Public Works Director, City of Soldotna
Richard Farber, Tribal Administrator, Native Village of Eklutna

For more information on the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective – Click Here!

Raynell GrantCatcher, LLC

Funding Results
$10,591,503 in the last five years in Washington; just getting started in Alaska

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
2 grant writers, 1 in Alaska

Fee Structure
Hourly rate or monthly flat rate, TBD based on client

References
Skokomish Indian Tribe (Shelton, Washington)
Mountain View Health Services (Anchorage, AK)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Anchorage, AK)

For more information on Raynell GrantCatcher, LLC – Click Here!

 

Alaskan Grant Writer

Funding Results
$620,800

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
Team varies with 1-2 writers on the team and 6 others in Alaska, as part of the Grant Writers Unicorn Collective. 

Fee Structure

Fixed fee dependent on the degree of readiness to pursue funding and how complicated the grant application is to prepare. Fixed fee is also billed by percentage of work completed monthly.

References
Hallie Bissett, Executive Director, Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA)
Tara Sweeney, Principal & CEO Tack 71
Martha Barberio, Economic Development Director, City of Valdez
Paul Twardock, APU Professor, President, Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation

For more information on the Alaskan Grant Writer – Click Here!

Solstice Consulting (SolsticAK) 

Funding Results
Government grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska (approx): $37 Million
Foundation grant funding secured in the past five years for Alaska (approx): $365,000.00

Grant Writers on staff and in Alaska
2 full-time grant writers, 6 part-time grant writers. All based in Alaska. 

Fee Structure
Standard hourly rate, custom quotes provided at no cost. 

References
Anne Sattler, Community Liaison, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
Mike Monterusso, Executive Director, Alaska Botanical Gardens
Gary Hennigh, City of King Cove Administrator 

For more information on the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective – Click Here!

How to Choose the Right Grant and Grant Writer – Presented by The Foraker Group

Grant Writing Resources

LEARNGRANTWRITING.ORG – Link
Free Grant Writing Class: A free course ranked as the #1 free class by The Balance Careers.
Become a Grant Writing Unicorn: How to write a grant that shows many examples from Alaska
Free Audiobook/Podcast on Grant Writing
Instrument – Non-profit resource, but many Federal Grants listed
GRANTS.GOV
USDA – Rural Funding Opportunities

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Outside Evaluation

For projects requiring a significant evaluation component:  If you are applying for a grant where the agency requires an outside evaluator, the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Resources (ISER, www.iseralaska.org) is a potential resource.  Please contact the Director, Ralph Townsend (retownsend@alaska.edu, 907-786-5420.)