Grant Writing Services FAQ

Grant Writing Services FAQ

by jedidiahchavez
Do you write grants on contingency or commission?

No. It is against the ethical standards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to accept compensation based on a percentage of funds raised.

Are you familiar with the Federal Government’s online submission portal,

Yes. I have extensive experience applying and securing funds from federal sources. Please be sure your organization has a DUNS number, registered with SAM, created an account, and created an AOR profile.

How long have you been writing grants?

I have worked professionally as a development or communications professional since 2000. My first grant proposal was written in 1999 on a volunteer basis for the Northern Colorado AIDS Project. After that experience, I was “hooked” on grant writing. I have secured millions from foundation / government sources for organizations including Gertrude Press, University of Western States, YMCA, Ethos, Portland Art Center, Equity Foundation, and many others.

In addition to working as a front-line development professional, I have also worked as a community foundation program officer. I have served as a grant reviewer and I understand the qualities that make a program and proposal competitive.

What are your rates? 

My rates vary depending on the service and the contract length. I do not charge on an hourly basis but instead a flat rate per project. If you are interested in learning more, contact Jedidiah Chavez Fundraising to discuss your grant writing needs.