J. O'Connell & Associates


Town/Village of East Rochester

“I am writing this letter of endorsement for J. O’Connell & Associates. Jean and her entire staff are well qualified to serve businesses, agencies and municipalities like ours who lack the expertise in Grant Writing & Administration. We have been quite successful in obtaining more than 1.9 million dollars in vital funding for infrastructure upgrades, improvements to the Public Library, Town Justice Court, new Municipal Center and for upgrades to our parks as well as the replacement of playground equipment.”

Martin G. D’Ambrose, Village Administrator

Hull House Foundation 

“It has been our pleasure, at the Hull House Foundation, to have had the benefit of the grant writing services of J. O’Connell & Associates for the past several years.  We have always found them to be thorough in their research and timely in their preparation.  The staff at J. O’Connell are professional in their approach, focused and attentive to our specific needs.”

Gary N. Costello, President

Medaille College

“Medaille College retained O’Connell for almost a decade and I have worked personally with them for over seven years. Over that time, O’Connell secured over $6 million in grants from local and national foundations and government agencies. They uphold the highest professional standards, are very communicative, diligent, resourceful and intelligent. I am sure you will be pleased with their work.”

John Crawford, VP for College Relations

Explore & More Children’s Museum

“As the Director of Advancement for Explore & More Children’s Museum, I have been very grateful for my relationship with Jean O’Connell and her Staff who were instrumental in helping us to secure over $2.3 million in funding in over two years. Staff members were also instrumental in identifying new and different potential funding sources whose interests were in line with our mission.”

Nancy Montone, Director of Advancement

Village of Brockport

“The Village of Brockport has contracted with J. O’Connell and Associates for grant writing since December 2012 and we have been quite happy with their services. Since their hiring, the firm has brought us a variety of grants, totaling $1.1 million to date. The investment has been a very good one for us and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the firm.”

Margaret Blackman, Mayor

Town of Gates

“J. O’Connell & Associates is a trusted partner in the Gates Community and has helped secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for worthy projects and programs in our town.  The staff is prompt, thorough and professional.  It has been my pleasure to work with the team at J. O’Connell & Associates and will continue to do so.”

Mark Assini, Town Supervisor

Town of Grand Island

“J. O’Connell and Associates has provided superb grant writing services for the Town of Grand Island since 1998.  These past fourteen years have allowed us to develop a strong working relationship and we have appreciated and benefited from O’Connell’s attention to our long term goals in each department of town government.  The O’Connell staff has been hard-working and attentive to detail, making Grand Island very competitive and successful in receiving grants.”

Mary Cooke, Town Supervisor