Development & Grantwriting Professional since 2000

Shannon Sheridan

Grant Writer & Development Consultant

Contact Shannon to discuss your grantwriting needs.


Professional grantwriter specializing in the arts. Shannon has worked as an independent consultant since 2007, offering expertise in grantwriting for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

Areas of Expertise

Grantwriting across all sectors. Experienced with prospect research, cultivating relationships with funders, proposal writing, and reviewing budgets and supplementary materials for proposals.

Sample successful grants include: Biogen, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Boston Globe, Citigroup, Clippership Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Eileen Fisher, Harkness Foundation, Kresge Foundation, New Music USA, New York Times, Bessie Pappas Foundation, Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Schrafft Charitable Trust, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and local, state, and national government sources including all levels of funding in New York City, New York State Council on the Arts, North Carolina Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts with grants ranging from $2,000 - $200,000.

What our clients say

I first contacted Shannon when our grant writer unexpectedly left in the height of grant season. Shannon stepped in and within a few days was up to speed and filled a critical gap. More than fill the gap, Shannon brought a fresh voice to our proposals that resulted in a significantly highter success rate. Shannon is well organized, a consummate professional and easy to work with. I would hightly recommend Shannon to anyone serious about improving grantwriting capacity.

Scott Fraser José Mateo Ballet Theatre

Shannon works with great focus and flexibility to circumstances with tremendous experience and insight. She successfully helped us garner new grants and connections. She is a pleasure to work with and represented us well in every situation.

Diane Coburn Bruning Chamber Dance Project

Shannon Sheridan’s expertise and experience in grant writing has been an extraordinary asset to our company. Her eloquent writing is clear and concise. Shannon is able to capture and communicate the essence of a creative project and translate it beautifully into the language necessary for a successful grant. She will do whatever it takes to make a deadline, and the added benefit of working with Shannon is that she is a delightful human being!

Robin Becker Robin Becker Dance

Services & Fees

I can offer long-term assistance with your grantwriting needs from research and developing your prospect list, development plan, writing grants and reports or offer short-term help on a specific grant or project. I typically charge an hourly rate. My rates are reasonable, to allow small organizations to afford my services.

To contact Shannon to inquire about potential projects, please email