Grantwriting: Homelessness

Instructor Name: 
Courtney Dillard
Course Description: 

In this course, students have the opportunity to learn the basics of grant writing. A much sought-after skill in many sectors, grant writing helps a variety of nonprofits and government agencies obtain funds for various projects they are interested in pursuing. For this class, our community partner will be JOIN. As they describe on their website, JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Over the course of the term, students will learn how to research grant opportunities, write a grant application through a step-by-step process and explore the role of grants in the economic life of nonprofits.