Our Mission is to provide access to
grant writing services and training for
non-profits and social enterprises
regardless of size and budget.
We dream of nonprofits and social
enterprises everywhere having the
tools to acquire sustainable funds
through grants to carry out the crucial
work they provide for our communities.
As the Alpha Owl,
Lorinda shines a
light on all things
is the lead visionary
of the team.
Lorinda brings over 10 years of grant writing experience to the team leading to over $14M in awarded funds from government, local and private funders, has taught over 100 workshops and is continually seeking new opportunities to learn the latest trends in proposal development, which she openly shares with students and clients.
As the _______ owl, …………….
Finance & Budgeting
Lulie began her non-profit career as a social worker for the elderly living in public housing. She has always loved helping people of all kinds be it the elderly, physically challenged, or children. As her career for helping the community evolved, she moved into administrative roles and now has more than 25 years of fiscal and grant administration experience including being responsible for managing budgets of more than $5M in grant awards. She also has a love for technology (Apple fan) and has mastered and taught Microsoft Office products. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a proud Cuban-American. She has a passion for photography and loves a good movie on the weekends but most of all, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Lexi.
Program Development Consultant
Lauren has more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector. She holds an M.A. in Global Sustainability from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has been freelancing as Grant Writer since 2017 and was mentored by Lorinda Gonzalez, the founder of Grants Ink, in the art of proposal writing and best practices in grants research. Lauren helped bring in several new grants for small nonprofits in their beginning stages.
Lauren has a community organizing background, works full time in sustainability, and has actively volunteered in the community. She worked with Transit Alliance Miami as a Fellow and Council Member and was part of a county-wide bus redesign effort. She also serves as a Board Member for Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing to address climate gentrification and develop affordable housing solutions with impacted residents. Lauren is proficient in Spanish. She loves coffee, compost, kayaking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Grant Writer & Researcher
Julian Rauter holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College and an MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance from Oxford University. Along with his role at Grants Ink, he currently serves as a research consultant for the Environmental Grantmakers Association. He has previously worked as a digital cartographer, archive researcher, and cheese cave manager for an artisanal creamery. Julian lives in northern Colorado with his partner and two cats, where he spends his free time gardening and mountain biking.
Monica is a trilingual researcher, writer and educator with a decade of experience in academic and wellness settings. She is excited to be joining Grants Ink after working with LEAP’s (Ladies Empowerment and Action Program) development team. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Miami, Monica launched her own fitness program while living in Latin America for almost seven years. Monica’s interests include creative writing, translation, exploring South Florida and practicing all kinds of dance, especially tap.