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FIND THE PERFECT GRANT

With Support from an Experienced Charter School Leader and Grant Writer

Take the Stress Out of Grant Writing

I'll Help You Organize Your Grant Seeking Efforts, So You Can Get Back to Helping Your School Fulfill the Mission.

  • Organized approach to grant seeking so that you are in control, which means you'll have confidence in the process.

  • Extensive list of potential grants so you can find funding from partners that share your priorities, which means you have the best chance of winning.

  • High-quality grant proposals that reflect your school's mission and core values, which means we'll be creating powerful and compelling proposals that funders will want to support.

Contact me today to get started!

 
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Learn More About Me

Visit my profile on LinkedIn to learn about my 20 years' experience in charter schools and my recent work with grants

 

 
Current and Recent Clients

Clients

Successful Collaborations

 
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Cheyenne Classical Academy

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Supported team development of the charter school application; working on multiple grants to support proposed charter school

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Wyoming Classical Academy

Casper, Wyoming

Supported team development of the charter school application; working on multiple grants to support proposed charter school

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Heritage Heights Academy

Centennial, Colorado

Ongoing grant writing services for charter school. Developed charter school renewal application, based on the original application that I co-wrote in 2016. Served on the board of directors from 2016 to 2018.

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Glacial Hills Elementary School

Starbuck, Minnesota

Ongoing grant writing services for charter school

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American Legacy Academy

Windsor, Colorado

Supported team development of the charter school application and planning upcoming Colorado CSP Grant application

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Social Justice School

Washington, DC

Periodic grant writing to support programs and leadership goals for charter school

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Lamad Academy Charter School

Brooklyn, New York

Ongoing grant writing services throughout 2021

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Capstone Classical Academy

Pleasant View, Utah

Wrote multiple grants for charter school; Supported leadership to open new school

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been writing grants?

I started writing grants in the summer of 2018, working with an independent charter school in Utah.

What are your primary areas of expertise?

I have worked with charter schools for over 20 years, as a founding parent, teacher, director, and board member. I have written over 50 foundation grants for charter schools. I have also developed charter school applications, training materials, and several major/federal grants. I have participated in the Peer Review process for CSP Grants (US Dept of Ed, 2018 & 2019) and CCSP Grants (Colorado Dept of Ed, 2020 & 2021), where I learned how CSP grants are evaluated and scored, and I had the privilege of reading many grant proposals.

What is your understanding of charter schools or school funding?

I have worked in charter schools since 2000, when I was a founding parent at a charter school in Colorado. I joined the staff as a teacher, and then moved on to teach at several other charter schools. I completed a Master's degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Charter School Leadership in 2009, and then I served as a Charter School Director for eight years. I am very familiar with charter school finances and best practices for grants management.

What experience do you have working with grants for schools?

As a charter school director, I was responsible for implementing and managing the Colorado Charter School Program (CCSP) Grant. I have helped to evaluate Charter School Program (CSP) grants for federal and state entity grants.

In the past 6 months, I have written approximately 50 foundation grants for charter schools.

What is your process like?

You tell me your goals and priorities. You share basic documents with me, such as your IRS 501(c)(3) letter, recent budget, and charter or strategic plan goals. Together, we identify grants that are appropriate to your goals. With your approval, I begin to draft the grant proposal(s). I'll communicate often early in the process so that we can be sure the work is meeting your expectations. I'll ask for your input on grant goals and expected outcomes, and request any additional information required for the grant. You will have a chance to review the final draft before it is submitted. If I am writing multiple grants for your school, I will track submissions and expected notification dates.

What would you expect from me or my staff?

You'll need to provide documents and information as needed. When a draft is submitted, I'll ask you to read it attentively and provide feedback so I can be sure to meet your expectations. If you have any questions throughout the process, please let me know.

What is your availability?

My schedule is flexible but I do have ongoing commitments to work around. I can usually produce a foundation grant within two weeks. Major grants or federal grants require advance notice and may take six weeks to complete.

How do you charge?

Typical project costs are:

  • $150: Initial Grants Search

  • $200: per Letter of Inquiry submitted

  • $500-$1000: per Foundation Grant Application submitted, based on proposal complexity

  • $1000-$3000: Major Grant Application, based on proposal complexity

  • $5,000: CSP Grant or similar State/Federal Grant Proposal


Major and Federal grant applications may be invoiced with 50% due on approval of the grant and the balance due on final submission of application.


For ongoing grant writing, the Client will be invoiced on the 30th of each month for work completed that month. Invoices are due within 30 days of receipt.

 
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What They’re Saying

 

 Charlotte Callegari

Hi Peggy, 


I feel blessed to have found your books and information! I have learned a lot about the importance of the thank you when creating a letter. 


We are a Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Southern California. We are happy to have completed our first year successfully. 

Your ideas and suggestions are awesome! I am eager to the possibility of putting them in motion.

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720 409-2157

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