Eric Hanson

Senior National Grants Specialist

Eric Hanson was raised in rural Oregon and currently lives in Portland. Since 2006, he has served in grant fundraising and leadership positions for small- to medium-sized youth development organizations, including a summer camp for children living with Type 1 diabetes, a nationally recognized youth media arts organization, and an after-school music program that serves 900+ youth each week. Eric has spent 14+ years honing his skills in grant fundraising and cultivating effective, collaborative partnerships to realize the visions and missions of the organizations he has served.

Eric is delighted to direct his passion and experience to further the success of Friends of the Children and the youth, families and communities it impacts. A Cascadian through and through, Eric enjoys rainy outdoor adventures, carpentry, and painting in his free time.