About Us

Judith Margolin is founder and principal of Needagrant.org. Ms. Margolin is an independent consultant and workshop leader on foundations and grants.  Under a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, she served as Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at Foundation Center (now Candid), the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy.  Prior to that position she was Vice President for Public Services at Foundation Center, responsible for oversight of the Center’s five funding information centers and several hundred Cooperating Collection libraries around the nation.

Judith Margolin has devoted her career to philanthropy and is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations of all sizes and types secure the funding they deserve.  She is the author of several books, including The Individual’s Guide to Grants and Financing a College Education and has served as editor of multiple editions of the Foundation Center’s how-to books, including Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing, Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals, and After the Grant.

Currently she delivers in-person workshops on foundations, grants, and proposal writing throughout Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) counties and in New York City.  She is an instructor at Norwalk Community College, where she teaches the popular class:  "Grantwriting Fundamentals."  She also leads webinars for GrantStation  to a nationwide audience, and she facilitates board retreats for nonprofits seeking to further engage their board members in fundraising. She is available as well to assist nonprofits in their quest to identify funding prospects and to determine appropriate means of approach. Beyond her work for Needagrant.org, she is the editor of Greenwich Jewish News and leader of Bookbeat, a book discussion group for women sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Greenwich.  She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.