With over twenty million dollars raised, Marie's experience in nonprofit, educational, and governmental administration provides a broad base of expertise available to the clientele of her firm, granthelper.com. She specializes in service to mission-driven community benefit organizations and has a special interest in health equity, environment, education, reentry, restorative justice, community-driven food systems and social enterprise. Ms. Beichert was credentialed as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and as Fundraising Counsel with the State of California. She is a Qualified Grantwriter/Consultant for the San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development, San Francisco Arts Commission, and The San Francisco Foundation Capacity Building Initiative.
Marie’s clients range from hospitals and universities to neighborhood groups. Recent projects include service to Audubon Canyon Ranch, New Economies for Women, and Techbridge Girls. Her private foundation accomplishments include funding support from numerous Bay Area and national organizations. She participated in the successful conclusion of a multimillion capital campaign for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center. In the past, she served as a consultant for Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation providers, and as Assistant Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Annandale-on-Hudson.
Following undergraduate work at SUNY Fredonia, Ms. Beichert pursued certification in Nonprofit Administration and Law from UC Berkeley. She served as Assistant Director of the San Francisco Art Commission's Neighborhood Arts Program during the Moscone administration, where she administered five fledgling community cultural centers and the Scroungers's Center for Reusable Arts Parts (SCRAP). She has served on the Boards of the NorCal Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association, the Kingston/Ulster Economic Development Zone, and the Center for Creative Education. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid-Hudson Valley and Golden Gate Chapters.
Representative proposal successes include:
US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) Drug Free Communities
Centers for Disease Control Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program
US Department of Agriculture awards from their Community Food, CFP), Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI), and Farmer’s Market Promotion Programs (FMPP).
Health and Human Services/Administration for Children & Families: Community Economic Development
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Invest In Neighborhoods Program
California Department of Food & Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant
California Department of Public Health Network for a Healthy California
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency/Public Health Department Healthy Retailer Program