Grant Writer - Solid Ground

Posted by NPL Connects on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM PST

The Grantwriter provides a critical connection between the mission of Solid Ground and our funding partners, and is responsible for accurately representing our community’s needs and how our programs respond to those needs. The Grantwriter will prepare and submit approximately 50-60 funding proposals annually to private and public sector sources, working to raise a minimum of $400,000; cultivate ongoing relationship with funders; and write and submit a minimum of 10 progress reports and final reports to funders. 

The Grantwriter will be supervised by Solid Ground’s Grants Manager.The Grantwriter’s impeccable execution of the entire grant funding process—from prospecting to closing grants with reports—is critical to maintain and grow Solid Ground services. Grantwriters at Solid Ground are responsible for acquiring private revenue to help cover all unmet program costs (totaling $1 million annually) as well as to write new public applications and support ongoing public renewal applications (public fundraising amounts vary but range in the multi-millions). The majority of time will be divided between researching programs and external data; working internally with programs, finance, and other departments to write proposals, acknowledgements, and reports; communicating directly with external funders; and documenting actions in the department’s database, Raisers Edge.

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