Steve Vioila

Freelance Grant Writer & Annual Report Writer

Location:Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
Top-performing, result-oriented grant writer with a proven track record of securing nearly $35,000,000 in external funding for educational, health care, and social services organizations

Highly motivated grant writer with over twenty years of experience and an exceptionally strong track record of demonstrable success in securing state and federal grants, as well as securing funds from private foundations. Dependable and self-directed individual with a proven ability to win grant awards and solicit major gifts. Enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to easily and effectively interact with individuals at all levels. Consummate professional with very strong written and public-speaking capabilities.


? In-depth knowledge of best practices in grant writing and major gift solicitation
? Strong ability to comprehend and author technical documents
? Excellent written communication skills need for the writing of grant proposals, routine reports, and newsletters
? Ability to organize multiple projects to ensure compliance with deadlines
? Excellent research skills needed to write award winning proposals
? Large network of key grant awarding decision makers at local, state, national, and international level
? Proven track record in securing external funding for programs
? Computer savvy and expertise utilizing MS Office, PeopleSoft & other software database-management systems
? Familiarity with submission and reporting requirements of


? Secured over $9,000,000 in external funding for UMSL
? Provided consultation on grant writing to more than 50 profit and non-profit organizations and business helping them to secure more than $25,000,000 in funds
? Wrote and edited more than 130 grant proposals
? Funded rate of 64%
? Successfully managed more than 30 grant funded programs
? Never missed grant submission or reporting deadlines


• 2007 Leadership Development Program, University of Missouri System
• 2005 National Award of Excellence-Credit Programming, University Continuing Education Association
• 2002 Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Missouri
• 2001 Award of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association


Doctor of Philosophy
School Psychology
Indiana State University
August, 1989-May, 1997

Masters of Education
Special Education
Indiana State University
August, 1988-August, 1989

Bachelor of Science
Art Therapy/Psychology
University of Evansville
August, 1984-May, 1988


Director of Continuing Education-College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. January 1999-present. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of various continuing education programs from development, to implementation, and evaluation. Grew enrollments by 1,100% over a ten year time period. Successfully wrote grant proposals securing more than $9,000,000 in external funding. Managed multiple grants and completed all reporting requirements. Secured more funding than any other continuing education administrator in the 40 year history of the university.

Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Education, January 1999-present. Teaching courses in educational leadership, consultation, advocacy, policy, special education, educational psychology, curriculum design, educational technology, and research.

Director of Grant Services, Gateway Futurekids, St. Louis, MO. March 1999-September 2001. Secured more than $8,000,000 in local, state, and national funds to purchase and implement the Gateway Futurekids program in more than 50 schools.

School Psychologist/Administrator, Port Huron, MI. August 1992-December 1998. Provided contracted school psychological and administrative services to multiple school districts. Maintained a private clinical practice. Developed and implemented cost saving strategies for districts will improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities.


Educational Organizations
? Missouri Special Education Advisory Board
? International Association of Special Education
? BRAVO Association for Children with Special Needs (Slovenia)
? IDEM (Croatia)
? Teach for America
? Quality Schools International
? Slava Raskja School (Croatia)
? Special School District of St. Louis County
? St. Louis Public Schools
? Normandy Public Schools
? Parents as Teachers
? American Montessori Association

Colleges and Universities
? Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center (Russia)
? Institute of Psychology and Pedagogy (Russia)
? University of Wroclaw, Institute of Pedagogy (Poland)
? Lower Silesian University, College of Education (Poland)
? Kenyatta University (Kenya)
? Indiana State University
? Buena Vista University
? St. Mary of the Woods College
? Rockhurst University
? University of Denver
? Colorado Mountain College
? Florida Southern College

State Agencies (for federal grants)
? Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
? Florida Department of Education

Federal Agencies (for UNESCO funds)
? U.S. Department of State
? Ministry of Education Botswana
? Ministry of Education South Africa
? Ministry of Education Brunei Darussalam
? Ministry of Labor and Social Development Russia
? Ministry of Education Kenya
? Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport Croatia
? Ministry of Education and Sport Slovenia
? Ministry of Science and Higher Education Poland