Owen Consulting offers comprehensive grant writing and strategic development services to non-profit organizations and City and government agencies. 

grant writing

Our expert grant writing services have enabled clients to secure funding from City, State, and Federal agencies and private foundations to support their education, youth development, after school / extended day, social service, and mentoring programs.  Funders have included New York State Education Department (NYSED), US Department of Labor (USDOL), New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), US Department of Education (USED), National Science Foundation (NSF). Collectively, our team of professional grant writers has helped win clients more than $200,000,000. Notable City, State, and Federal government awards include the following:

  • NYSED 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) After-school programming

  • NYSED Community Schools

  • DYCD Community Schools

  • USED Promise Neighborhood Planning Grants

  • USED Full Service Community Schools

  • USDOL Youthbuild

  • DYCD Out of School Time (OST), COMPASS, Beacon

Our grant writing services include: 

  • Full proposal writing (Program narrative, budget narrative, budget, attachments, etc.)

  • Partial proposal writing

  • Proposal review

  • Prospect Research: Our experts will research and identify foundations/funding opportunities that align with your organization/program's mission and goals

strategic development

Our Strategic Development Consultants have helped to grow small organizations into larger, well-established ones by working to strengthen development efforts from the ground up. We also have experience in launching entirely new non-profits and helping them to succeed in a very competitive landscape. Our development services include the following:

  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive Strategic Plan

  • Assessment of annual campaign

  • Donor cultivation

  • Major gifts

  • Marketing

  • Capital Campaigns

  • Board and donor liaison

  • Donor recognition programs

  • Social media campaigns

  • Prospect research

  • Board recruitment

  • Training staff and Board in all aspects of development and major gift solicitation

  • Board - Staff relationships

  • Board Structure, Performance, and Roles and Responsibilities