In addition to research, writing and publishing, Laura writes grants for history, art, and park organizations. Part of her consultant work is to identify new and/or appropriate resources and conceptualize projects, working alongside internal staff and board members.
She has written successful grants for the Elm City Parks Conservancy, Site Projects, Inc., and the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, City of New Haven, Connecticut; for the Norwalk Historical Society in Norwalk, Connecticut; and in Virginia for Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst and the Lynchburg Museum Foundation. As a Fulbright Scholar, she wrote successful proposals for the Swaziland National Museum in southern Africa.
Grant awards include funds from the The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, U.S. State Department; J & E Berkley Foundation; Best Buy Foundation; Charlottesville Area Community Foundation; Coby Foundation; Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism; Connecticut Humanities; Could Be Fund; Easley Trust; Sam and Marion Golden Helping Hand Foundation; Herndon Foundation; James River Arts & Cultural District Program; Henry A. Jordan, M.D. Preservation Excellence Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation; The David T. Langrock Foundation; Marietta McNeill Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; National Trust for Historic Preservation; NewAlliance Foundation; Ovation Foundation; Puffin Foundation; Quinnipiac River Fund; Richard S. Reynolds Foundation; Schewel Foundation; SOS! Save Outdoor Sculpture; Al Stroobants Foundation; Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Virginia Humanities.