Nonprofits & Public Agencies

McAllister & Quinn provides nonprofit clients with comprehensive grants consulting and strategic government relations services.

Our proven process identifies funding opportunities that align with nonprofit client’s priorities, utilizes collaborative project design, and provides clients with comprehensive grant writing services. In addition, through our strategic government relations services, we are able to further our client’s goals by working with Congress and the federal agencies. This unique blend of consulting services has resulted in significant funding for our nonprofit clients’ programs and goals. 


Who We Serve

Our grants and government relations consulting service is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client whether they are experienced large national nonprofits or smaller regional and local organizations with no previous grants experience.


Human Service Organizations
Arts & Cultural Organizations
Conservation Organizations
Public Agencies

Professional Grant Writing Services

McAllister & Quinn maintains the largest and most specialized grant consultant network in the country. Our clients work with writing teams from our proprietary network of over 250 experts. A writing team that includes a McAllister & Quinn in-house professional, writer, reviewer and editor is assigned to grant projects. Our team works collaboratively with staff using a comprehensive and systematic approach to proposal development. McAllister & Quinn can transform a small or non-existent grants office into a robust grant seeking operation.

Government Relations Services

The McAllister & Quinn team consists of former senior level Congressional staff and federal agency professionals who have decades of experience working with Congress to direct funding to client priorities. We have a successful track record of working with Congress to establish new grant funding programs, increasing funding for existing programs, and shaping legislation to support our nonprofit clients’ goals and objectives. Typically, these efforts involve working with the committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate, coordinating with the federal agencies where the programs will be or are currently housed, and building coalitions in support of the initiative. With McAllister & Quinn’s assistance, our clients have gained new sources of stable federal funding to support their programs and developed productive relationships with their Congressional representatives and key agency personnel.

Highlights and Successes

Grant Successes

  • $6M to the Hope Network Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education from the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program grant to support literacy programs along the entire birth-grade 12 continuum, focusing on high-need LEAs across the state.

  • $10M to the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara from the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grants to provide at-risk families with critically needed counseling and other supportive services.

  • $16M to the National Court-Appointed Special Advocates Association from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) National Mentoring grant program to train, provide, and expand the number of mentors/advocates for at-risk foster children involved in the dependency court system.

Government Relations Successes

  • On behalf of a consortium of a consortium of museums, zoos, and aquariums, we successfully advocated for increased COVID relief funding to be included specifically for these entities in the recently passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021.

  • On behalf of a national poverty and nutrition focused nonprofit client, we established and secured funding for a pilot program within the Department of Defense to a pilot to give low-income service members and their families access to enhanced medical and nutrition services including fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • On behalf of the California State Department of Justice, we worked with Congress, the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate and the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a new grant program for states to combat methamphetamines and secured several funding increases for the grant program in subsequent fiscal years.

Recent Insights

San Diego Zoo Global Awarded Over $4M

San Diego Zoo Global received two major grant awards from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Challenge Grant, a…

Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) Awarded IMLS Museums for America Grant

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team assisted in the unique partnership between the Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) and the…

Hope Network Foundation and Michigan Department of Education Secure Department of Education Grant

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted Hope Network Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, in…

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County Awarded 2 ACF Grants

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the Family Services Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara in securing two large…

Sample Clients

Nonprofits & Public Agencies Team

“McAllister & Quinn has been a critical partner for our nonprofit. With their help, our grantseeking efforts are not only significantly more successful, but also strategic. As a result of this partnership, we have won millions of dollars to enhance and expand our programs.” Executive Director, Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara Dr. Lisa Brabo “McAllister & Quinn helped us win two complex multi-million dollar federal grants. Their comprehensive, collaborative approach to grant writing took the stress out of the process. McAllister & Quinn was critical to our success. We highly recommend their services.” President & CEO, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County Louise McCarthy