Grants Manager

DMV Area — Full time

Role Overview: The Grants Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the grant process, including crafting proposals that increase philanthropic support for the mission to expand racial equity and reporting on existing grants to steward donors and provide compelling cases for renewed support. The Grants Manager will report to the Advancement Officer, Foundational Giving and will be an integral part of the fundraising efforts of the Development Department.


  • Project Manage all aspects of the proposal creation process for funding from philanthropic foundations by collaborating with colleagues on the concept and contents, creating narrative drafts, compiling supplemental and financial information, and obtaining approvals.
  • Steward funders for renewed support through high-touch partner relationship management strategies
  • Contribute knowledge of the philanthropic community to the concept stage of proposal creation to align the organization’s programs with funder interests.
  • Meet deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, approval, and transmittal.
  • Report on grant outcomes to funders in close collaboration with program colleagues to ensure renewable sources of funding are secured.
  • Identify grant opportunities from new and existing philanthropic foundations in collaboration with Development department leadership and programs teams.
  • Adapt existing grant procedures to ensure efficiency and timely submission of materials.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs to effectively draft proposals, reports, and to identify alignment with funding opportunities.


  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in non-profit grants management and preparing written proposals for funding with a proven track record of success.
  • Proven track record of engaging with private foundations to secure philanthropic support.
  • Adept at creating compelling narratives that align the organization’s mission with funding opportunities.
  • Highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage competing priorities.
  • Understanding of the philanthropic funding community (with an emphasis on issues of racial equity strongly preferred).
  • General Understanding of budgeting and financial reporting is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


A meaningful compensation package will be developed for the successful candidate that includes a base salary.

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