Children and Families

Camp Fire

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound:
Outdoor Education at Camp Sealth

Camp Sealth, located on Vashon Island, includes 400 acres of diverse natural environments that include forest, wetland and marine ecosystems. Grants support Camp Fire’s Outdoor Education and Stewardship Program, designed to teach students to evaluate the natural world through hands-on learning.

Readiness to Learn:
Support for Homeless Children and Families

Readiness to Learn is committed to helping children reach their full potential, by eliminating non-academic barriers that may hinder their success in the classroom. Support is provided for families struggling with homelessness, poverty, and contributing factors such as substance abuse in the four school districts serving Whidbey and Camano Islands. Since 2006, Hertlein Grant Writing has helped raise more than $725,000 for programs such as Families in Transition which supports homeless children and their families.

Skagit/Islands Head Start:


“I Am Moving, I Am Learning” Program for Low-Income Preschool Children

Research shows that listening to music and playing music games helps children to use various parts of their brains simultaneously, important for both language and motor development. Grants for musical instruments help staff prepare children’s minds for learning throughout their school years.

Robin is a talented grant writer who can take an idea, put it into the proper framework and write successful grant proposals. She has taken our organization to new levels of funding with grants for special projects. She listens, understands the organization and the need and is able to articulate a project with clarity and accuracy. She also understands the constraints of non-profit agencies and works quickly and efficiently. She is very supportive. The amount we have allocated for grant writing has returned to us many times over.
Sharon Aller, Executive Director, Rebound of Whatcom County