Funding for Good Work
Writing a good grant application is challenging and can be overwhelming.
We write grants for our own work, as well as our clients’. Cobblestone Science writes grants that focus on Local Food and Sustainability that seek to grow the local food economy in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Dr. Rachel Headley started writing grant applications to the National Science Foundation, which can be 100 pages long! In Spearfish, we have written grant applications with Black Hills State University, Western Hills Humane Society, Hills Horizon, and SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity (the only Women’s Business Center in SD!).
We have received grant funding from a variety of sources: small and large foundations, state and federal agencies, community foundations, and civic organizations. Dr. Rachel Headley has also raised enough private donations, in cooperation with the Black Hills State University Foundation, to buy a Steinway grand piano for the Meier Recital Hall.
We are currently the prime contractor on a grant from the USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program grant to develop and manage the Black Hills Food Hub. This grant has allowed us to spend more time partnering with other organizations, such as the Black Hills Farmers Market and Hills Horizon, who manages the Spearfish community garden and the farmers’ market.
Let us know if we can help you do your good work!