Joy Dickinson has nearly two decades of experience in the health and human services field, with the majority of those years spent in grant proposal development, program evaluation, and providing strategic technical assistance to nonprofits in California and Oregon.

Present and past clients include: domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters, medical clinics, social service agencies, foster youth programs, business associations, international relief, medical associations, faith based organizations, campgrounds, and zoos.

Through Joy's proposals, non-profits have been awarded millions of dollars worth of grants from a wide variety of sources, including family foundations, corporations, state agencies, cities, counties, and the federal government.

During Joy's time as the head grant writer at CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), CORA ranked #1 in the number of foundation grant awards, and #6 in total foundation amount received when compared to 200 related nonprofits in California. Read the full report here: http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/domestic_violence2014.pdf

Additionally, Joy has conducted evaluation projects for community gardens, tobacco cessation and healthy weight programs, and domestic violence agencies. Joy co-authored the following article evaluating the impact of community gardens, published by the American Journal of Public Health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447988/

Joy has her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from California State University, Sacramento and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Joy lives in Salem, Oregon and regularly visits Northern California.