John Drew

John Drew

Drew & Associates provides its clients with its Never Quit guarantee: “We keep writing for free until your charity wins.”

Areas of expertise

Grantwriting, Non-profit, Government

Professional summary

Mission Statement

Drew & Associates is a management consulting firm that applies Dr. Drew’s expertise in assisting clients in adopting transformational, sustainable options that lead to peak performance in grant writing, fundraising and non-profit management.


John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an author, trainer, speaker and consultant. Since 1994, Dr. Drew has raised over $30 million for charities including the Los Angeles SPCA, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, and SOKA University. Dr. Drew has taught at Cornell University, Hope International University, University of Oregon, and Williams College. He is the founder of the International Grant Writers Association.


Dr. Drew’s booklets are available on his blog including A Really Great Booklet on Grant Writing, Nine Greatest Pathways for Profiting from Grants, and A Really Great Booklet on Fundraising. His newest program is a Two Day Grant Writing Retreat with Dr. Drew which is limited to 10 to 12 participants. During the retreat, participants will complete a full grant application with the assistance and coaching of Dr. Drew. He produces a free monthly e-newsletter, available through his website, which provides tips for grant writing and a list of his speaking and teaching engagements.


1. Grant-Writing: Drew & Associates provides its clients with its Never Quit guarantee: “We keep writing for free until your charity wins.” Dr. Drew uses voice-activated software to produce documents at high-speed. His grant-writing consulting is characterized by his speed as a writer, his ability to explain the needs of the funding source, and the simple clarity of his writing style. Dr. Drew has an 80% success rate as a grant-writer. His skills are particularly useful for nonprofit organizations applying for local, state, or federal grant programs. Drew & Associates also provides its clients with access to the nation’s 112,000 largest corporate and foundation funders through its on-line connection with Foundation Search.

2. Research and Program Evaluation: Drew & Associates gives nonprofit organizations the guidance they need to benefit from the power of direct-mail, telephone, web-site, and face-to-face surveys. John is available to conduct expert-level reviews of survey instruments, including question wording, question order, and overall survey appearance. Dr. Drew also performs the statistical analysis – primarily linear regression analysis – needed to make sense of the data collected, and to construct consumer psycho-graphic profiles. In 1989, Dr. Drew won the William Anderson Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for his pioneering work in the field of child welfare and child protective programs in the United States.

To begin working with Drew & Associates, please call us to schedule a one hour appointment with you – either face-to-face or over the telephone.

Engagement overview

How much does it cost?

Typically, we charge $6,500 for a standard grant package completed by Dr. Drew and his team.  In that time, Dr. Drew will deliver one model grant proposal, one model letter of inquiry, research on your most likely funding sources through the Foundation Search website, and then assist you in completing at least 10 applications and/or letters of inquiry to your top 10 funders.  Normally, Dr. Drew requests half of this fee up front and the other half at the conclusion of his work depending on your complete satisfaction.

How does your guarantee work?

Dr. Drew’s “Never Quit” guarantee says that we will keep writing grants for free until you win at least enough grant funding to pay for your fee for Drew & Associates grant writing work. We do this because we want to establish a long-term relationship with your charity and because we are confident you will win grants through the application of our techniques.


• Art-A-Fair
• Casa de Amma
• Caritas
• Coastline College
• Delhi Center
• Doorway to Solutions
• Elwyn
• Financial & Estate Literacy
• Golden West College
• Hope 4 Kids
• Hanmi Family Counseling Center
• Jewish Family Services of Orange County
• JohnC Art Ballet
• Mount of Olives Lutheran Church
• Music Theater West
• Orange Coast College
• Pacific Justice Institute
• Petersen Automotive Museum
• Quiet Waters Ministries
• Rio Hondo College
• Rocket Science Tutors
• Santiago Canyon College
• Serna Academy
• Shakespeare At Play
• Soka University of America
• Summit Christian College
• William Saroyan International Foundation