Courtenay Good’s expertise lies primarily in grant writing, but also in research, program design, budgeting, and reporting. Courtenay works proactively in both independent and collaborative settings, demonstrating a close attention to detail and persuasive use of data in creating successful grant strategies. Since 2006, she has worked for a diverse set of clients who are striving to make real change in the areas of homelessness, education, philanthropy, youth development and the arts. Courtenay gets a glance at the funder’s perspective through her annual work as a federal grant reviewer for HUD and HHS.
Prior to 2006, she worked at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development as a Development Officer with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program where she drafted the Maryland CDBG grant application and served on the “rating and ranking” committee that made recommendations to the Secretary and Governor on grant awards. Earlier in her career, she was the Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity of Talbot County where she led fundraising efforts that included grant requests to private foundations, corporations and governmental entities, directing large special events, organizing annual appeals, and initiating a planned giving campaign.
Courtenay received her B.A. from Goucher College, her M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her J.D. from Emory Law School. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two daughters.