Tranin Communications
Helping Nonprofits Shine



I have experience working with clients in the following areas:

Successful Applications

My clients have received grants from over 50 foundations and corporations (see partial list below).


Before the Center met Laura Tranin, we had been writing our own grants as well as implementing our Center’s mission. We thought we could not ‘afford’ a grant writer. In the 5 years Laura has worked with us we have increased our grant funding, applied and received grants from sources we would have never known about. Laura has been creative with her ideas, always reliable and on time with projects, diligent in pursuing information of grant prospects and able to grasp our mission and write about it in her clear and authentic writing style. We can’t imagine our Center without her!

Delila Simon, Director
Laurie Cohen, Special Projects and Development
Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center

Laura has a unique talent; she asks us questions prompting us to find the most clear and compelling way to communicate our work, which results in stronger proposals. We have received grants from new funders that we never considered applying to before Laura’s thorough prospect research. She is professional, organized, always mindful of budget and time and most important, Laura is a total pleasure to work with.

Peggy Gray, Marketing & Development Officer
Janet Heubach, Senior Program Officer
Washington State Mentors

The very first grant that Laura did for us resulted in $40,000 for our request and an additional $50,000 for a special grant! The CEO and I are so incredibly pleased with Laura’s work, which resulted in this unusual, additional grant, more than doubling our ask. Laura, thank you so very, very much for your careful attention to the smallest details for this grant.

Teri A. Tingvall Moore, Vice President, Office of Philanthropy
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound


Capital Campaign for Museum

Funding to build out a museum in downtown Seattle, including security features

Capital Campaign for Community Health Center

Funding to build a new community health center and dental clinic in north Seattle

Building Improvements, Emergency Homeless Shelters for Women and Children and Women’s Day Center

Funding to replace windows, remodel kitchen, replace carpets, and build out a hygiene center and classroom

Case Manager Salary, Social Services

Funding a case manager to help homeless women gain the emotional and economic stability to reunite with their children in foster care

Teaching Tolerance Though Holocaust Lessons, Trunks to Lend to NW Schools

For students grades 5-12, funding trunks filled with grade-level-appropriate books, maps, posters, DVDs, and teacher guides on how to use Holocaust lessons to teach about tolerance today, from bullying to genocide