Happy International Grant Professionals Day!

International Grant Professionals Day (#IGPD) is the annual celebration to recognize and show appreciation to all grant professionals.  This year IGPD is March 12, 2021.

Did you know that while Hertlein Grant Writing focuses on Washington State, we occasionally reach across borders and write for clients in other states, and even other countries? Some of the countries of clients we’ve written for include:

  • Uganda
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Syria

We’ve also employed an international staff for the last three years. Michael Hertlein holds both American and Dutch nationalities. Michael started working for Hertlein Grant Writing while living in the Netherlands. He has since relocated to Turkey, but continues to write for Hertlein Grant Writing.

Michael’s international experience has given him key insights into issues such as immigration and how immigrants are treated in different countries. Michael uses what he learns to improve his grant writing, and hopes to one day soon be able to give back in a meaningful way to the non-profit sector in Turkey.

2020 Annual Report

The year 2020 is behind us, and most of us are glad about that.  On the grant writing front, however, we are pleased to report that money continued to be awarded to our new and continuing clients last year.  For the 5th year in a row, grant awards exceeded $5 million – hitting a little over $6 million for 2020.

Grant Writing Results 2020:

  • 49 agencies won awards
  • 235 successful grants
  • $6,004,475 received by HGW clients  

Growing in 2020

Hertlein Grant Writing has continued to grow through the year, and is pleased to welcome the following new clients added since January 2020:

  • Attain Housing (Kirkland)
  • Edmonds Food Bank (Edmonds)
  • Hope Creek Food Bank (Mill Creek)
  • Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI)
  • Lake Stevens Food Bank (Lake Stevens)
  • Literacy Source (Seattle)
  • Marian University (Indianapolis, IN)
  • OutCast Productions (Langley)
  • Pacific Mammal Research (Anacortes)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA)
  • Seattle CARES Mentoring (Seattle)
  • Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
  • St. Andrews Church (Yakima)
  • Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
  • Stillaguamish Senior Center (Arlington)
  • Swan Vocational Enterprises (White Swan)
  • TG Health (Baltimore, MD)
  • Washington Kids in Transition (Edmonds)

Josh Martin Celebrates 10 Years

10 yearsHertlein Grant Writing staff member Joshua Martin recently celebrated his 10th year with our company. In that time, he has written approximately 1,000 grants, winning millions of dollars for his clients. He is a GPC certified grant writer who has played a key role in Hertlein Grant Writing’s growth and development as an organization.  We thank Josh for all the hard work, and look forward to many more years.


Website Revisions July 2020

Hertlein Grant Writing is proud to unveil our newly designed website.  The new format is based on modern WordPress themes, and works as well on mobile devices as it does on computers. Feel free to explore pages about our staff, current and past clients, and examples of successful grant-funded projects.  The website is available at