Sunflower Grant Writers
My name is Katie LeDoux and I am the Executive Director of this unique company based in Omaha, NE, Sunflower Grant Solutions. My friends would describe me as dedicated, creative, diligent, and festive. At Sunflower, I provide highly personalized grant research and grant writing services to all types of nonprofit organizations, such as yours.
I grew up in Saint Louis, MO and spent the first 17 years of my career living and working in Washington, DC. My husband and I moved to Omaha in May 2017 and we are very happy to call this area home now. With my business in Omaha now, I have been able to secure grants for youth, city development, CARES Act funding, and other federal funding.
I get my nonprofit experience from 18 years at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian Folklife Festive, the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, and the Kennedy Center. While at these amazing places, I spent many hours getting grants for programs and for public art projects.
I am here to research possibilities, write and submit grants, and complete any reporting at the end of the process. Essentially, all you need to get the money necessary to fulfill the goals of your nonprofit organization. And as we begin to dig into things, you may be surprised to find out how many relevant grants there are out there. Consider me your full time Development staff member.
I know from extensive firsthand experience that nonprofits are often stretched thin in personnel and funding. I know that with my assistance I could fill an important gap in consistent funding for your organization. One thing that sets Sunflower apart from competitors is the focused, personalized attention that you would receive during our work together and the depth and breadth of my nonprofit experience.
One question I always ask first is are you asking for money from the right people? I believe that something that really sets an organization apart from getting a grant awarded or not is making sure it is partnered with the right foundation. I do extensive research to find out who will be the best foundation fit for all of my nonprofits and then I contact someone at the foundation, usually someone I already know, to see if we would be a good pairing before an application is even started. This extra work at the beginning helps eliminate confusion and disappointment later.