"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena...who knows great enthusiasms; who spends himself in a worthy cause" -Theodore Roosevelt


Grant writing and grant research services for nonprofit organizations


The fund-seeking process can be disheartening. Grantful addresses this reality by operating from a mentality of abundance and gratitude, and putting heart into every project.




Every service package includes one face-to-face meeting between the grant writer and the nonprofit organization. This lends a first-person perspective to the proposal-writing process and allows your passion to shine.

There are 5,238 private foundations who fund Colorado nonprofit organizations. Grantful commits to unearthing the funding opportunities that are best suited to your organization. 

Grantful supports active gratitude by writing letters of appreciation to foundations on behalf of your organization- whether you've received funding or just to say "thank you" for the opportunity!

One of Kelli's greatest strengths is to really understand OUR nonprofit, what makes it unique, and how all of that fits into the overwhelming world of foundations and grants.

- Geoff Davis, CEO, Period Kits



Grant Research

Someone out there believes in your cause. We're here to find them.


Grant Writing 

Proposals, letters of inquiry, & everything in between!


Your freelance writing package is as unique as your organization. 

Need a scoop of grant writing with a sprinkle of program research? Add a spoonful of communication with Program Officers? Click here for a more detailed breakdown of pricing:

Kelli has led several successful applications for us. She quickly came to understand our programs and objectives, writes well, and is efficient at what she does. I have and will continue to highly recommend her to others.

- Galena Rhoades, Ph.D., Executive Director, Thriving Families

Let's Get Writing!


Schedule a consult

Initial consult involves a 20 minute phone call and is free-of-charge. Come prepared with project needs and wishes. 



Grantful will get back to you with a pricing estimate within 48 hours of the initial consult. Green light? Awesome! I'll send over a contract for you to sign electronically.



Ah, now for the good stuff! Story interviews can take place in-person, via Zoom, or over the phone. I'll tap into my inner Oprah and ask the questions that funders want to know.

Grantful Grantwriting Services was launched by Kelli after a decade of impassioned work in the nonprofit sector. Kelli has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and a Bachelors of Social Work from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Kelli received a certification in Trauma Treatment and proceeded to work in child welfare and child/family counseling roles. Kelli offers a clinical lens to grant work that has resulted in nearly $1M raised for the Denver nonprofit sector in just one year of operations (2019-2020). Kelli's passion for grant writing extends beyond the black & white to facilitating collaboration and igniting innovation among those working towards noble causes. Her ability to be in the trenches with her clients, understand their needs, and listen intently and hopefully to their goals has made Kelli a valued partner to organizations across the Denver Metropolitan area. Kelli has dreams of one day combining her love for social enterprises with a curated candle line, and diligently keeps a google doc of Denver's best coffee shops.

Keyboard and Mouse

Kelli Knott, LMSW



Email: kelli@grantfulwriting.com

Phone: 630-945-7068