Executive Team & Partners

Grant Central Station’s team of talented proposal writers are veterans of both the nonprofit and business worlds. With advanced degrees in educational policy, creative writing, journalism, and business administration, we’re not just writers, we’re business people. We understand how to communicate with funders in a way that speaks to their hearts, their ideals, and their practical side. Our proposals are articulate with a strong eye on strategy.

The core team at Grant Central Station provides a breadth of research, writing, and project and strategic planning experience. Additional experts or partners may contribute specific skills or knowledge that enhance the final deliverable.


Carrie Rothburd founded Grant Central Station in 2000 and continues to lead the firm’s growth. For more than two decades, she has been researching, planning, and grant writing. Her grant expertise has won funding for nonprofits, tribes, and government entities in numerous sectors, including social and human services, municipal and county governments, school and educational service districts, fire departments, and tribes. Her areas of specialty include: education, transportation, the arts, domestic violence intervention, services for elders and people with disabilities, environmental conservation, youth development, and employment training.  She holds an M.A. in educational policy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, an M.A. in creative writing from New Mexico State University, and is completing an M.A. in journalism at New York University.