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.

McAllister & Quinn Vice President, Annie Brown Kurowski, MSc, discusses how McAllister & Quinn’s works with nonprofits & public agencies.

McAllister & Quinn Senior Vice President, Ellen Riddleberger, discusses McAllister & Quinn’s success working with Congress and the administration on behalf of our nonprofit & public agency clients.

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.

With the return of earmarks for the FY 2022 appropriations cycle, we assisted our clients with crafting projects and submitting them to their congressional representatives. With McAllister & Quinn’s assistance, our clients have gained new sources of federal funding to support their programs and developed productive relationships with their Congressional representatives and key agency personnel. Click here to hear McAllister & Quinn Vice President, Angie Buckingham Melton, J.D., discuss how earmarks can help advance a nonprofit’s mission. 

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.
  • After the return of earmarks for the FY 2022 appropriations cycle, we drafted background documents, completed applications, and scheduled congressional meetings for our clients. Through these efforts we secured over $11M in project funding.

Recent Insights

Recent McAllister & Quinn Nonprofit Grant Successes

McAllister & Quinn's nonprofit practice has a specialized focus on federal and foundation grant-seeking and grant writing, and also incorporates strategic government relations services to...

How To Leverage Federal Funding to Grow Your Nonprofit: An Overview of Federal Grants: A Webinar

Annie Kurowski, Vice President at McAllister & Quinn and Dr. Lisa Brabo, Executive Director of Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara (FSA), discuss… Read More

McAllister & Quinn soars past $1 billion milestone in federal grants for clients

McAllister & Quinn has succeeded in securing more than $1 billion in competitive grant funding for their clients. McAllister and Quinn says the achievement reflects…

Angie Buckingham Melton joins McAllister & Quinn as Vice President

Angie Buckingham Melton, an external funding and government affairs expert with more than 25 years of experience, has joined McAllister & Quinn as a Vice…

McAllister & Quinn Promotes Ellen Riddleberger to Senior Vice President

McAllister & Quinn is excited to announce that Ellen Riddleberger has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Leader of the Nonprofit Practice.

Sample Clients

Nonprofits & Public Agencies Team