With a 95% return rate on grants written, Dr. Small brings great expertise to her grant writing coaching. Dr. Small has obtained over nine million dollars in grants for which she has served as principal researcher, author and content manager or mentor/editor. A partial list of grants received is listed below.

  • Forum Theatre Deaf Community Engagement for The Script, “Stories from a Suitcase”, Research and Development Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2017 ($5,000) (Consultant/ Editor).
  • The Black Drum: An Extra-ordinary Deaf Musical! New Chapter: Arts Program to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, Canada Council for the Arts, 2017 ($395,000) (Co-writer, Mentor and Editor).
  • Unlocking Culture: Connecting Communities, Social Development Projects for People with Disabilities, Innovations in Social Inclusion Grant, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), 2017 ($453,630) (Co-writer and Consultant).
  • Placing Ontarians in the Driver’s Seat: Museum Accessibility, Inclusion and Engagement Collaborative (MAIEC) Research, Seed Grant, Ontario Trillium Foundation, 2016 ($75,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Filmmaking Visual Effects (VFX), Cultivate: Professional Development Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2016 ($2,500) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Wash Your Eyes, Cultivate: Creative Development Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2016 ($10,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Stories from a Suitcase, Artists in the Community/ Workplace, Ontario Arts Council, 2015 ($10,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • The Social Mystics’ Collaborative Recording Project, Artists in the Community/ Workplace, Ontario Arts Council, 2015 ($10,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • ASL Hosts and Media Literacy for Deaf Youth, Community Investments Program, Ontario Trillium Foundation, 2014 ($150,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Deaf View Image Art Pilot Resource Project for Canadian Deaf Professional Artists, Capacity Building Initiative, Canada Council for the Arts, 2014 ($19, 320) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Signed Music: An Emerging Inter-performative Art, Canada Council for the Arts (2014) ($25,000) (Mentor/ Editor).
  • Defty Youth Awards for Excellence in the Arts, TD Bank Group 2013 – 2015 ($45,000).
  • Deaf Youth Awards for Excellence in the Arts, ArtsVest, Business for the Arts 2013 ($5,000).
  • Research Dissemination and Training: Cultural Space and Identity Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) 2013 ($10,000).
  • Research Dissemination and Training: Cultural Space and Identity Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) 2012 ($40,000).
  • Capacity Building Initiative Canada Council for the Arts 2012 – 2015 ($94,800).
  • Interactive Animated Dictionary for Children Canadian Heritage, Canada Interactive Fund 2011 ($500,000.00).
  • Minority Identity Development Among Deaf Children and Youth Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Research synthesis 2010 ($47,509.00).
  • Vibe Music Collaborative Debut Performance Toronto Arts Council 2010 ($3,000.00).
  • Animated Dictionary Prototype Launch TD Bank 2009 ($5,000.00).
  • ASL Animated Children’s Dictionary Prototype Inukshuk Wireless Fund 2008-2009 ($147,700.00).
  • Deaf Filmmakers De’VIA Workshop Canada Arts Council 2009 ($20,000.00).
  • “No History, No Future”: Deaf History International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden attendance grant, Canadian Deaf artist promotion and exchange, Equity Office, Canada Council for the Arts   2009 ($4,530.00).
  • “No History, No Future”: Deaf History International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, bursary, Canadian Museum Association 2009 ($1,200.00).
  • Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations – Interpreter Intern, 2008 – 2009.
  • Deaf Filmmakers Exhibit: Take One Toronto Arts Council, 2008 ($4,500.00).
  • Deaf Heritage Collections and Virtual Museum Website Canada Heritage, Partnerships   Fund, Canada Culture On-line, 2007 – 2008 ($335,000.00).
  • Beauty and Beast: The Art of Igor Kolombatovic, Canada Day Celebration Toronto Arts Council 2008 ($4,000).
  • Young Canada Works, Canadian Museum Association, Program Community Liaison, 2008.
  • Luminato Deaf Culture Centre – Distillery Historic District Event Fund 2008.
  • Ontario Arts Foundation Endowment Matching Grant 2007 ($30,672.00).
  • Young Canada Works, Curator position extension, Program Liaison position extension, Student Interpreter position extension – 2007.
  • Young Canada Works, Curator Intern position (17 weeks) Archivist 2007 ($8,000.00).
  • Heritage Canada Foundation. Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, 2007 ($2,021.00).
  • Deaf Culture Centre City of Toronto Special Events, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Partner Project 2006-2012.
  • Canadian Museum Association, Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, ($1,729.00).
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation, Community Program Grant, 2006 – 2008 ($225,000.00).
  • Canadian Heritage, Cultural Spaces Program, 2006 ($175,000.00).
  • Community Deaf Arts Festival, Toronto Arts Council, 2006 ($2,800.00).
  • Deafplanet.com: Sports Village, Partnerships Fund, Canadian Culture Online Program, 2004 – 2005 ($486,806.00).
  • Deafplanet.com: Earth Buzz, Partnerships Fund, Canadian Culture Online Program, 2003 – 2004 ($679,335.00).
  • Intergenerational Deaf Community Story Swap Project, National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada, 2002 – 2005, ($150,000).
  • Early Years Deaf Resource Consulting Service, Early Years Challenge Fund, 2002 – 2005 ($114,000).
  • Deafplanet DVD American Sign Language (ASL) Encyclopaedia, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, 2002 – 2003 ($20,000).
  • Canadian Deaf Heritage Interactive Internet Project: Deafplanet.com, GE Fund International Grants, 2002 – 2005 ($150,000. US).
  • Interactive Digital Project: Deaf planet.com, Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, 2002 – 2003 ($15,000).
  • Sharing American Sign Language and Deaf Heritage Literature Across Ontario, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, 2000 – 2003 ($304,000).
  • Canadian Deaf Heritage Project Continuation Proposal, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, 2000 – 2002 ($150,000 annually and $70,000 for broadcasting contribution).
  • Expanding ASL and Deaf Literature Across Canada, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, 1998 – 2000 ($160,000 annually).
  • Preservation of Deaf Literature, Human Resources Development Canada, 1999 ($346,600.00).
  • ASL/LSQ Proficiency Tool, Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1997 – 1999 ($20,000).
  • ASL Poetry Training Grant, Professional Development Committee, E. C. Drury School for the Deaf, 1996 – 1998 ($4,000.00).
  • Parent Education Videotape Grant, Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995 – 1996 ($10,000.00).
  • Bilingual Bicultural Research Grant, Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1994 – 1996 ($10,000.00).
  • Language as an Art Grant, Frances R. Dewing Foundation, 1990 – 1993. ($14,735.00).
  • Bilingual Bicultural English Program Development, P.L. 89-313 Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1992 – 1993 ($88,450.00).
  • Bilingual Bicultural Development, P.L. 89-313 Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1991 – 1992 ($87,750.00).
  • Bilingual Bicultural Development, P.L. 89-313 Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1990 – 1991 ($87,100.00).
  • Empowerment In School Culture, Commonwealth Inservice Institute Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1991 – 1992 ($4,488.00).
  • Collaborative Techniques for Teachers of Deaf Students, Commonwealth Inservice Institute Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1990 – 1991 ($2,455.00).
  • Bilingual Bicultural Development, P.L. 89-313 Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1989 – 1990 ($83,125.00).
  • Inservice Training in Bilingual Bicultural Techniques for Teachers of Deaf Students, Commonwealth Inservice Institute Grant, Massachusetts Department of Education, 1989 – 1990 ($2,405.00).