Madeleine Kahn

Writer for Hire

Contact: mk [at] madeleinekahn [dot] com


I am passionate about the work I do in health care and education.

I work with hospitals, foundations, universities and school districts, developing programs for implementation, creating strategic plans, and crafting grant proposals and reports.

Gathering and organizing the information you need for a proposal or presentation – whether it’s to a foundation, a government agency or an individual – can be overwhelming. You may not have time to think strategically about your programs, the audience for your proposal, and how this particular program fits into the overall growth of your organization. What’s more, the requirements for evaluation and outcome measures are becoming ever more stringent.

That’s where I come in. I can shepherd the program development process, help you plan your organizational strategy, and work with all aspects of your organization to arrive at a shared vision.

The many successful proposals I have written include those to individuals (one recently resulted in a donation of over $20 million), to private foundations and to government agencies (National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, the Institute for Education Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities). For example, proposals I wrote for Samuel Merritt University brought in $8.1 million dollars in funding for scholarships in 2016 alone.