Grant Writer Etc.

Grant Writer Etc.



Our mission is to help non-profits acquire the funds necessary to propel their mission into action.


We provide an array of services that help non-profits of all sizes gain exposure, promote their mission, engage and cultivate donors, and build relationships with funding bodies including foundation, corporate, and government entities.  As a boutique development consulting agency we are able to provide individualized services tailored specifically to your organization. 

Coral’s writing style is eloquent and concise, which as anyone who writes or receives grant applications knows, is difficult to do. It requires a special skill set, and Coral has it. Her attention to detail is superb. She seeks to understand the soul of the need at hand, and then feeds that soul into the grant application, making the need compelling and irresistible. Your success will improve with Coral’s pen on your application.
— Elizabeth J. Winters Waite, Chief Financial Officer, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

Grant Writing Packages:                           

Our primary goal is to work with each non-profit to ensure that they are set up for long-term success.  We work closely with your team to gain an understanding of the purpose for which funds are being sought, so that we can effectively communicate your needs to grant-makers.

We offer build-to-suit grant writing packages in six or twelve-month contracts.  Packages include grant research -- identifying viable grant opportunities; grant writing -- drafting letters of intent and highly competitive funding proposals; grant reporting -- compiling and submitting any required documentation and grant follow-up.   Additionally, if a proposal is rejected for any reason, it will be evaluated and a plan of action will be recommended.



Prospect Research

Once we have determined your organizations funding priorities, we will conduct thorough research to identify grant-makers that fit your unique needs.  With access to grants databases that are not widely available to the public we are able to research local, national, and international grants and grant-makers. 



Letters of Intent & Funding Proposals


Once a grant has been identified, we will draft effective and competitive Letter of Intent (LOI) and grant proposal.  We will work closely with your team throughout the grant writing process and with the grant-maker, when possible.  If a grant proposal is rejected for any reason we will follow up with the grant-maker to gain understanding of any improvements that can be made. 



Proposal Review & Editing

We provide proposal review and editing services for clients who wish to prepare their own grant proposals.  In addition to thoroughly reviewing the grant requirements, we will ensure that your proposal meets these standards, and that your message is clear, concise, and effective.   



Coral Dill

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Coral moved to the Midwest seven years ago.  She currently resides in Cincinnati with her husband and daughter.

Coral has two passions: connecting non-profits with the resources necessary to move their mission to action and grant writing.  In 2016, after 10 years of working on in-house development teams, Coral decided to launch Grant Writer Etc.  She has consulted on over 4.5 million dollars of foundation, corporate, and federal grants for non-profits throughout the United States and Canada, and has won grants throughout North America and Europe.  She has worked with organizations of all sizes and prides herself on providing the same level of service and attention to every organization she serves, no matter their size or budget.   Her previous roles have included serving as a Development Director, Manager of Communications & Development, and an in-house Grant Writer, for a variety of non-profits in Cincinnati, Ohio and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Coral is a member of Grant Professionals Association and Association of Fundraising Professionals and was the 2018 Chamberlain Scholar for  the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

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Kate Rich

For the last decade, Kate Rich has been dedicated to improving the world, starting in her own community.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, focusing on Latino and Hispanic populations, from Bowling Green State University, and has over three years of experience in the non-profit sector.  In addition to grant writing for Grant Writer Etc., she is also a contributing writer for the Cincinnati Mom's Blog, owns her own business as a private practice birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator, and serves on the board of directors for the Cincinnati Area Doula Society as Treasurer.


Andrea Behan

Andrea has dedicated her career to cultural heritage, research, and conservation.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 2010 and a Master of Letters from the University of Glasgow in Scotland in Material Culture and Artifact Studies in 2012.

Andrea has held positions in research and technical writing in Archaeology throughout the United States and Canada.  She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario and is actively pursuing research and graduate studies, while continuing to learn the ever-evolving  world of  grant writing.



GWE’s understanding of non-profit fundraising and grant writing skills have been extremely valuable to Parental Hope. I highly recommend GWE to any non-profit that needs help fundraising.
— David Bross, Co-Founder & President, Parental Hope

GWE quickly understood the Product Innovation Center and the opportunities to position it in multiple different ways to meet the target granting objectives of foundations. Most importantly, GWE was a constant, gently pressure to deal with issues like our Board size, etc. that were necessary to obtain grants.
— Rich Kiley, Cincinnati Made


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