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Eric Helms

Grants Manager

As Grants Officer, Eric Helms works with Development and Program staff to create persuasive proposals and reports, and increase foundation support for Human Rights First’s programs.

Eric has over five years of experience in international human rights development work, working in both America and Eastern Europe to find innovative and sustainable ways to support human rights advocacy and community-based project development.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Eric worked as a Development Consultant with the Roma Education Fund in Budapest, Hungary and as the Development Director for the Human Trafficking Center in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Eric has worked extensively on the intersection of Roma rights and human trafficking prevention through his work as a researcher and Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria.