Libby Hikind / Founder and CEO of GrantWatch.com
Libby Hikind, a national grants expert, established a grant writing agency in 1994. From 1999 to 2001, Libby created NYCGrantwatch, a grant newsletter publication for nonprofit organizations. Libby is credited for over 46,000 children receiving health insurance, as a result of her coalition building of nonprofits and writing the first Staten Island Child Health Plus proposal.
Originally, Libby Hikind began her career as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education, where she taught for nearly 30 years. While teaching, Libby wrote a number of grants for her classroom and went on to raise 11 million dollars for the Brooklyn school district.
Libby is well known for her successful primary election campaign for New York's City Council (2001) for which she received The New York Times endorsement. Following September 11th, Libby volunteered at Ground Zero where she gained recognition as a FEMA Project Liberty Team leader.
In 2010, after retiring from her teaching career Libby launched Grantwatch.com, the on-line resource for grants for nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses, and individuals. Grantwatch.com is now the leading grant website in the funding industry.
Currently, each month, approximately 80,000 people visit Grantwatch.com. Visitors to the site cover the broad spectrum of grant recipients including; hospitals, universities, schools, community-based groups, municipalities, nonprofits, and small businesses.
Libby continues to move forward with her online plans for updating, re-designing, and launching grants related websites for virtually every niche in the industry.
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