Grants Writer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $45,000.00



Application Deadline:



1525 Newton Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals with a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives. We envision a city in which vulnerable individuals receive the necessary support and resources to lead a fulfilling and stable life, free of homelessness. Thrive DC relies heavily on volunteers, in-kind contributions, community partnerships, and financial contributions to achieve its mission and help clients end their homelessness and positively change their lives.

Job Title:                             Grants Writer

Reports to:                        Development Director

Hours:                                  40 hours/week; Monday-Friday

Status:                                 Full-time, exempt


The Grants Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with and securing grants from public and private foundations and government entities.



·        Bachelor’s degree.

·        2-3 years of related development or nonprofit experience.

·        Ability to cultivate and steward relationships with external constituents.

·        Experience writing grant proposals and reports.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and clients.

·        Outstanding organizational and time management ability.

·        Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

·        Strict attention to detail.

·        Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and consistently meet deadline.

·        Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, sense of humor, creativity, flexibility, and patience.


·        Familiarity or experience with online grant submission platforms.

·        Experience with underserved and/or homeless populations.

Key Responsibilities

·        Secure funding from public and private foundations and government entities.

·        Develop an annual strategy to meet or exceed foundations and government revenue goals.

·        Research and identify new funding opportunities.

·        Cultivate and steward relationships with foundation program officers and decision makers.

·        Prepare and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports.

·        Maintain grants tracking schedule, foundation and government activity logs, and grant files.

Additional Responsibilities

·        Take initiative and work independently with little supervision.

·        Manage conflict and challenges pleasantly and professionally in a manner that produces positive results for all constituents.

·        Serve as an advocate for Thrive DC’s clients in the greater community.

·        Provide coverage during Thrive DC’s social service programs when needed; may include occasional physical labor including lifting, carrying, cleaning, etc.

·        Other duties as assigned.

·        Some evening and weekend work may be required for special fundraising events and activities.


Competitive benefits

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://District of Columbia

To join our team, please submit a resume, salary requirements and/or salary history, and detailed cover letter describing why you are interested in the position. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please