Techsplanation

There are some AWESOME technology grant opportunities available. But, I wonder if anyone else is unnerved by the future of robotics.  I remember sitting in front of a beautiful console T.V. – hurray if you remember the old consoles! –  watching reruns of Star Trek and The Jetsons. “Meet George Jetson, Jane his wife.” My … Read More

How to Fund Healthy Eating!

There are grants for that, too… When people ask me, “How to?” questions  about programs and grants, I have learned two important things that guide my response. First, be passionate about your mission because passion will make you plow through all the obstacles until the dream becomes reality. Second, since most programs require money or … Read More

Emergency Animal Care Grants

Attention animal lovers and rescue organizations: This grant is open to 501(c)(3) Nonprofits and certain individuals that rescue animals, provide emergency medical care, give urgent treatment for abuse or neglect and then place them in permanent homes. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation Grant guidelines (ISF) are very specific about eligibility criteria. You may recognize the name … Read More

Grants for Talented Athletes

Grant Deadline: November 15, 2018 If you know an extraordinary athlete who really deserves a shot, you must pass this along. The Level Field Fund is accepting applications. The Grants are for USA talented athletes “to participate in world-class athletic competitions and pursue excellence in their sport of choice. Funding is intended to cover costs … Read More

Tech Grants for Teachers!

Deadline, January 12, 2019 In the world of Tech, STEM and Digital, today’s students are privy to wonderful learning experiences.  I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t change the old fashioned way that I was trained as a child. Having said that, I LOVE technology and am encouraged that our children will greatly benefit … Read More

Attitude Check

In case you were wondering….you’re not the only one who occasionally has a really bad day. Not that I had a bad day – in fact today was wonderful in many ways. But I felt the need to tell you that you’re not alone. I am in awe of people who plow through a bad … Read More

Time Out

Stop and Take a Breath Breathing is something we take for granted. It just happens as it should. But studies show that you should consciously take several intentionally deep breaths a day to aid digestion, promote relaxation and improve your sleep. Learning to Breathe I learned to breathe properly because I’m an accomplished singer/songwriter and … Read More

SAFER Grant Awarded!

Yarnell Fire District, Yarnell, Arizona Established 1957 As grant writers know, the biggest reward is receiving that approval letter – the one that makes us do the happy dance! I write and manage grants for Yarnell Fire District (YFD). We’ve had a successful year in grants: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for a Source Capture … Read More

Music and More Music


Music is called “praying without words”…

The next two weeks are filled with music for me. Music is the embodiment of my persona, allowing me a freedom of expression that is unmatched by all other hobbies. As a jazz/blues performer, music teacher at Model Creek School and choir director at Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church, I have worked with the most amazing and talented people on the planet. The kick-off is Friday, August 31st, at Lohrwood Stock in Yarnell, Arizona. I plan to get them dancing! The following week holds a Steak Dinner Dance at VFW Post 541 in Prescott, Arizona on Friday, September 7th at 5pm. Then on Saturday, August 8th from 5:30 to 7:30pm, I can’t wait to play at Augie’s American Restaurant in Prescott.  If you’re in the area, we’d love to meet you! Click here to visit my musician website.

Grants for Fire Departments

I was hired as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant at Yarnell Fire District in February 2015.  It was one the most amazing experiences of my life. The grant offers a four year Period of Performance. which ended in March 2018. I applied on … Read More