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Grant Writing

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A grant is one of the ways the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. According to Charity Navigator, $50 billion is awarded through foundations and corporate grants every year. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). Though they do require preparation, grants allow many people to pursue projects they wouldn’t have had the chance to pursue otherwise.

Grant Writing

The Grant Writing Introduction class helps you understand how to properly position the need your project plans to fill within your community. It will cover a step-by-step plan for writing a grant, from concept, to research to a viable letter of inquiry. The instructor will also guide you through techniques for clear and concise writing, presentation and use of appropriate agency. The class is designed to take the guesswork out of grant writing and help you get started with helping organizations reach their financial goals.

Meet the instructor





Arthur Davis, MBA, GPC,  has taught at Portland Community College since 2018. He is an experienced grant writer in the human services, workforce development, health, agriculture, and education sectors. Since 1998, he has been involved with Oregon nonprofits as a board member, manager, and fundraiser. Arthur’s goal is to provide a fun, interactive class where you get hands-on experience and feedback from peers and the instructor.


Upcoming Course Schedule


Register Now

Find the CRN of your course from the class schedule. Then, register:

  • Online: If this is your first time taking a class at PCC, create an account. If you are a returning student, log on to MyPCC and click “Register for classes,” found in your Term-to-Term Checklist, under “Register”.
  • Phone: Call 971-722-8888, option 2.

Need help? Get detailed information on how to register and how to pay.

Get in touch

Erika Huffman
Program Coordinator, Professional Development and Training
PH: (971) 722-6269