Grants are often a great source of support for nonprofit organizations but applying can be time consuming and difficult for anyone balancing many responsibilities. I have a decade of experience finding and applying to grants for a variety of organizations and I know how to build a strong proposal that will increase your chances of being funded. I would love to help you find grant opportunities and submit winning proposals.

Grant Writing

For organizations who need ongoing help managing all aspects of the grants process, including: grant prospect research, budget development, evaluation tools, proposals and reports, grant calendar and deadlines.

Grant Advisory

For clients who manage most of their grant needs internally, but need an expert on hand to help with proposal editing, creating content for new grant projects, and advising on the grant process.

Major Projects

For organizations that need funding for a major project, I can help find private or public sources of funds and turn your idea into a compelling, competitive proposal.



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“Working with Carynne has been monumental for our organization. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and creativity has made a world of difference in our grants program. She provides excellent work and is also always available to answer questions and truly values moments to teach us and pass on her skills. We are so grateful for her services and dedication to our organization.”

-Liz Snyder, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

"Carynne has been an integral part of the success of our grantwriting efforts. Her attention to detail and her tenacity in keeping us on task have translated into concrete positive results. She understands the mission as well as the financials, enabling us to tell our story meaningfully and accurately to potential funders."

-Suzi Bevacqua, Assistant Director, The Green Chair Project

"Carynne's work with CEF has been vital to sustaining our growth. She communicates our complex, nontraditional programs in clear terms. In addition to being very responsive and conscientious, she has also been a valuable partner in strategy, and helped to streamline and improve our processes. Her support enabled CEF to secure our largest three funding opportunities in just the past two years."

-Janet Xiao, Co-Director, Community Empowerment Fund

"I’m so grateful to have had the chance to work with Carynne. She listens well, grasps the essence of programs, and is able to communicate their value to funders in language they understand. In work where people with big hearts are sometimes short on details, Carynne’s attention to the entire process is invaluable."

-Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Founder, School for Conversion