Grant & Creative Writing


     "Mary Helen went above and beyond. She really invested herself in the project and brought all of her talents to the table. She did a masterful job capturing the essence of the project in her writing and made a positive impact overall."

I have over 30 years' experience as a professional creative and grant writer. I've been very successful. During the 20 years that I managed the entire grants process for a small nonprofit, I received a compliment I’ll never forget. The funder told me they always looked forward to reading my proposals, adding, “yours are the only ones that don’t bring us down.”

I know why that was so, and why I'm successful with most of the proposals I write: I'm a creative writer who loves to tell a story well, who can find the subtle points that will move the funder, and who knows how to convey the magic that makes an organization great. 

You'll find a list of the grants I've won here; a webpage with an ask for donations is here.  If you look around on this site, you'll also get an idea of my writing.

    “Mary is just an amazing person with a great work ethic and her attention to detail is spectacular. She writes so beautifully and also is v sensitive to the context and culture of the audience and reflects that sensitivity in her writings. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again!”

Please  check out the video I wrote and produced below about nonprofits, then contact me to learn what I can do for you!