Susan Caruso Green

Grant Specialist

Susan Caruso-Green has been active in the fields of corporate philanthropy and non-profit organization management and fund raising for more than 25 years. Ms. Green has focused on increasing resources for social service and education organizations in the New York metropolitan area. The primary focus is on grant proposal writing, and improving the written materials that an organization presents to the public. Often, in an effort to create a winning proposal writing campaign, Ms. Green assists clients with program design, developing outcome measures, diversifying income streams and helping Boards of Directors understand their role in fund raising. Before founding the Resource Development Network, she was the Contributions Coordinator for Citicorp's Consumer Bank worldwide. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Arts and Business Council and the Corporate Advisory Board of the United Way of Tri-State. She is on the board of the Cranford Fund For Educational Excellence and a member of the Grant Professionals Association, the Nonprofit Resource Group and Nonprofit Flight Plan. Ms. Green holds an MBA in Marketing from New York University.


Area of Expertise

  • Grants

Specific Services

  • Grant Strategy
  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Grantmaker Research
  • Management of Grant Proposals
  • Reports and Renewals

How Susan can help you.  A Sample Engagement

Does your organization want to apply for grants? Susan and her team of grant professionals can help you identify grantmakers and apply for grants. In the initial 10-20 hour consultation, we'll work with you to assess your organization's grant readiness, zoom-in on a project for which you'd like to raise funds and conduct research to see which funders' priorities might align with yours. If you have an existing proposal, we can review it and share how it can be improved/sharpened. If you have no proposal, we can share our experience about what is needed.