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About Us

Together with our clients, we develop complete and accurate proposals that reveal both the hearts and minds behind the work. We care about our community and want to see those
making a real difference succeed.

Cora Davidson, MPA
Founder / Co-Director

I have been writing grants since 2003, and founded Cora Davidson Consulting in 2012. My clients have included health and human services providers, as well as affordable housing and arts organizations. Through a variety of government, foundation, and corporate grants, I have raised more than $8 million for nonprofits in Washington, Oregon, and Chicago, IL


  • MPA (Masters in Public Administration), Portland State University

  • BA in English Literature and Anthropology, Smith College

Heather Binns, MPA

I joined Cora Davidson Consulting in 2019, after working for 18 years in budget and finance roles at nonprofit educational organizations in the Portland area. I have, and continue to serve on the board of directors of arts and affordable housing organizations.

In addition, I am a professional photographer.


  • MPA (Masters in Public Administration), Portland State University

  • BS in Psychology, University of Michigan

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