Research, Design, Writing, Evaluation

Finding appropriate grant opportunities.
Developing successful proposals.
Evaluating funded projects.

Grantify provides a complete line of services for schools, districts, and non-profits seeking assistance in grant research, project design, proposal writing, and evaluation. We specialize in guiding organizations through the development of potential projects from conception through drafting, implementation, and evaluation.

What We Do

Research Design Writing Evaluation

These four elements are crucial components when developing a funded project. We help manage the entire package.
We can also consult on one or more of these elements, allowing you to concentrate resources on your organization's strengths.

Matching Ideas and Opportunities

Getting a grant is all about connecting a great idea to the right opportunity. Funders want to answer questions, solve problems, and drive innovation. We help you identify needs, locate potential opportunities, and develop answers, solutions, and creative ideas to move your organization forward.

Services Include:

  • needs assessment
  • research and literature reviews
  • opportunity screening
  • idea mapping

Developing Usable Knowledge

Today's funders, public as well as private, hold high expectations for internal and external accountability. We help you build effective evaluation plans into the core of both project and proposal design. Once projects are underway, we work with you to monitor implementation, measure impact, and make sure that lessons learned are shared with appropriate stakeholders.

Services Include:

  • protocol and rubric design
  • data collection and analysis
  • fidelity monitoring
  • experimental and quasi-experimental designs
  • case studies
  • formative and summative reporting

Crafting Bold and Practical Plans

Realizing a vision takes a keen eye for details and planning. Successful proposals tell a compelling story about why your ideas are important and how they will be implemented. We help you turn good ideas into actionable plans that reflect both your vision and your capacity.

Services Include:

  • Conceptual framing
  • logic modeling
  • proposal drafting and editing
  • proposal review


Who We Are

Keith Whitescarver, Ed.D.

Keith Whitescarver, Ed.D. Director

An educational historian by training, Keith has held faculty positions at the College of William & Mary, Ohio University, Wellesley College, and Lesley University. His research on literacy, Montessori education, and the use of technology in teaching has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies, the National Academy of Education, the North Caroliniana Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, Ohio University, and the College of William & Mary. Keith has developed and evaluated programs for the Annenberg Center for Public Policy, New Britain Public Schools, the American Montessori Society, and the Edward Stevens Literacy Center. Prior to earning his doctorate from Harvard University, he served as a high school social studies teacher for ten years.

Jacqueline Cossentino, Ed.D.

Jacqueline Cossentino, Ed.D. Co-Director

Jackie's 24 years in education have included roles as a middle and high school English teacher, an elementary school principal, a professional developer for schools, districts, and museums, and a professor of educational leadership at the University of Maryland. She has developed and evaluated programs for the Museum of Fine Arts, The Kennedy Museum at Ohio University, Visual Understanding in Education, Prince George's County Public Schools, and the Capitol Region Education Council. She holds masters and doctoral degrees in education from Harvard University.


Contact Us

Keith Whitescarver & Jacqueline Cossentino

Call us (860) 394-4869 or Email Us