Spence Halperin, LMSW
Spence Halperin, LMSW, based in New York City, is an experienced Licensed Master Social Worker who has spent over 30 years developing, managing, and fundraising for programs serving people with behavioral health challenges, LGBTQ+ communities, people living with HIV, those who are homeless, frail and elderly adults, and more. As a federal grant reviewer, Spence has developed considerable insight and expertise in helping a diverse portfolio of organizations access substantial government funds, including state and local, in order to expand the critically important work that they do. Spence holds a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College and a Masters of Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University. Spence has successful experience writing SAMHSA, HRSA, CDC, HHS, HUD, US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of Labor, US Small Business Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, and US Department of State grants as well as many New York State and New York City agency grants. In his free time, Spence enjoys rescuing dogs, theater, and reading all of the unread books on his bookshelf.
“I enjoy being a grant writer because I derive great satisfaction in helping vulnerable people to achieve their life goals and dreams.”