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“As an emerging choreographer I realized that one key to my success while building a dance company was finding a grant writer. After interviewing many people I found Gail Koelln, who came to me with the highest recommendation from a client. Since beginning our work together Gail has been key in helping me define my mission as an emerging artist and building the foundations of my dance company. Her commitment and integrity to the work is invaluable. I will continue working with GK Grant Writing as the dance company begins to grow no matter where my work takes me.”

—Fayth Caruso, Artistic Director, Fayth Caruso Company

About Our Firm

Gail Koelln is the President of GK Grant Writing. Our firm provides focused attention to detail and quality, and sensitivity to the limited budgets of most not-for-profit organizations, when completing projects of any size or scope for our clients.

For additional information, please email or call (718) 776-7284.


As the former Development Director at Queens Theatre in the Park in New York City, Gail Koelln has many years of experience researching sources of funding and preparing proposals and reports for foundations, corporations and government agencies. She also worked as the Grants Specialist for Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, where she provided technical assistance regarding fundraising to nonprofit organizations in New York City’s borough of Queens and processed grant awards from the Borough President to Queens nonprofits. Her more than 20 years of experience make her well suited to serve the needs of nonprofits looking to increase their unearned income through fundraising from public and private institutions.

When appropriate, Ms. Koelln utilizes a team of other consultants to ensure projects are of the highest quality and are completed in a timely fashion.

GK Grant Writing current and past clients include: