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Cheyenne Bingham

Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Newbury Park, CA

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Cheyenne has a strong passion for helping underserved and marginalized populations achieve a better quality of life. Before Elevate, she made her debut in the nonprofit world first as a volunteer at an affordable housing and services provider in Ventura County, CA. She gave hundreds of hours of her time to low-income students and their daily academic needs. When a staff position opened up, she jumped on the opportunity and became a direct youth services provider. Over the course of several years, she developed and refined many impactful programs for her students.

In 2015, she decided to jump on another opportunity at the organization, diving deep into the world of fundraising and grant writing. Tapped for her excellent writing and research skills, she soon became a Grant Manager and was eventually put in charge of the grant program for the entire organization. In this role, she penned hundreds of proposals that helped fund a variety of important causes, including food assistance, case management, after-school programs, housing, summer camps, financial literacy training, and more.

Cheyenne currently volunteers for the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of fanworks. She graduated summa cum laude with the highest honors from California Lutheran University. She earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies. She also holds a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.

Once a California native, Cheyenne is now happily living in North Carolina. She is an expert cat wrangler, a beginning gardener, and a truly subpar violinist in her own time.

What is your hidden talent?

Editing. I have a gift for reigning in, crunching down, and clarifying wildly galloping lines of text. All in the name of the mighty character limit, right?

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be an exclamation point! I'm excited and upbeat about many things.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Oxford commas. If you know, you know.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Catching up on my ever-growing To Be Watched list with my cats!

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