Grant & Creative Writing


 "You made the proposal sound like it came from an excited human person and not a robot!! I love it. Thank you!"

"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.”

That's one of the reasons 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!”

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