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Grant Writing

Fee Structure
Please note that we do not work on a contingent-fee basis.


Flat Fee Assignments

For flat-fee assignments of $6,000 or less, full payment in advance is required. For flat-fee assignments more than $6,000, a 50% deposit is required to start work, with the other half due prior to release of the final work product.

Grant Writing

Flat fees for most grant writing assignments are at a rate of 5%, depending on the complexity of the proposal and the length of time we have to complete the assignment. 

Foundation | Corporate Giving Proposals

We will complete a comprehensive search of foundation/corporate giving sources for a single project concept; draft a foundation letter proposal; and prepare applications to the ten best sources identified in the search for a fee of $3,000. For an additional $1,000, $4,000, a federal/state grant source search may be included.

Grant Source Research

Customized grant source research is available for any project concept. This may include keyword searches of databases of federal grant programs and 20,000 foundation/corporate giving sources, as well as telephone surveys/Internet research of state and local government sources. The fee usually ranges from $500 – $6,000, based on the project concept and scope of the search. Full payment in advance is required for grant source research assignments.

Editing | Technical Assistance

Complete editing of client prepared proposals, as well as technical assistance, is available on an hourly basis. The hourly rate is $75 per hour, with a 15-hour minimum payable in advance.

Retainer Agreements

Under a retainer arrangement, a monthly retainer amount is set, usually in the $2,500 – $6,000 range. We are available to conduct grant source research, alert the client to grant opportunities, prepare proposals and provide ongoing advice and consultation. We keep track of hours worked. The retainer is due at the start of each month and there is a three-month minimum.


Standard expenses (e.g., overnight delivery, copying, etc.) are included in all fee quotes.  While we usually work virtually, if a client prefers an on-site scoping meeting, travel time and per diem will be billed in advance at actual estimated costs.

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