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International Grant Writing Services

Prospect Research | Funding Strategy | Grant Writing

What is Hilo?

Spanish for thread, Hilo is the fiber that secures two pieces together. Our aim is to be that thread for you. Helping your organization connect with foundations to secure the funding you need to bring your projects to life.

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Prospect Research

  • Conduct prospect research to identify grant opportunities in real time.

  • Provide clients with viable prospects for immediate and long-term cultivation.

Cultivation Tools

  • Develop communications tools to strategically cultivate foundation prospects.

  • Guide outreach to strengthen relationships between grant seekers and grantmakers.

Funding Strategy

  • Create short-term and long-term funding strategies for specific projects.

  • Leverage existing and potential funding commitments to secure grants.

LOIs & Grant Proposals

  • Develop content for letters of inquiry (LOIs) and grant proposals.

  • Conduct independent research for statistical support to strengthen the case for funding.

Hello, and welcome to Hilo Consulting!

Since 2020, we have secured over $1,000,000 in grant funding for our clients. We work with international NGOs and US-based nonprofits to build their organizational capacity to pursue grant funding successfully.


Our client list includes Global Fund for Women, Limitless Horizons Ixil, ConnectUP! Institute, and One Earth Collective, among others.


"Hilo Consulting has been working closely with ConnectUP! for the past year and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with Joanna. Their dedication and passion for their work is evident in every project we have worked on together. Joanna's leadership skills and professionalism shine through as she effectively manages opportunities, communicates clearly, and ensures that deadlines are met. I highly recommend working with Hilo Consulting. Their services have greatly benefited our company, and I am confident they can do the same for others."

Y. Elaine Rasmussen, Founder & Executive Director, ConnectUP!


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