Grant Writer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is dependent on experience.




30 Sunnyside Street
United States


The Grant Writer oversees the entire grantwriting process from researching new institutional funding prospects to drafting and editing of letters of intent through the development of compelling proposals (ranging from $5,000–$100,000+) and donor reports, ensuring timely submissions to 80–100 foundation, corporate, and public grant makers annually.

The Grant Writer will also play an active role in supporting other key development functions, including maintaining the donor database (Bloomerang), sending donor acknowledgments, and assisting with special events. Recognizing that the Grant Writer may not bring extensive experience in all aspects of this position, HSTF can provide some training and support.

The Grant Writer joins the organization at an exciting point in its history, as we begin to implement a robust strategic plan that will allow us to deepen and grow our work over the next 3–5 years. 

Grant Writing (70% time)

 Research grant prospects and present viable options to the Director of Development and Communications for review, following up as necessary with initial contacts, letters of intent, etc.

 Solicit staff input as needed to develop compelling proposals backed up by meaningful budgets and strategic use of program data.

 Serve as the primary writer on all grant proposals—typically 90+ proposals annually to private, family, or corporate foundations, with a much smaller number to government sources.

 Track all grant reporting requirements and deadlines and serve as primary writer on all grant reports.

 Ensure that the annual grants calendar is kept up-to-date with deadlines and other pertinent details and coordinate scheduling and preparation for site visits from institutional funders.

 Maintain updated records on all grant funders in Bloomerang database, including contact information, relationships, donations, and other relevant notes.

 Work with the Director of Development and Communications to maintain systems for tracking, cultivation, and stewardship of relationships with institutional donors.

 Communicate with the Director of Development and Communications and the Communications Coordinator about interactions with and specific requirements of funders.

Other Fundraising (20% time)

 Enter all donations made to HSTF into Bloomerang development database in a timely, accurate manner and generate customized acknowledgment letters on a weekly basis.

 Maintain fundraising database by ensuring that all donation and donor records are accurate, up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible, running reports and engaging in data analysis as necessary.

 Learn HSTF’s annual fundraising goals, and ensure all fundraising activities work strategically toward these goals.  Assist the Director of Development and Communications and the Community Development and Events Coordinator with the logistics and execution of HSTF’s fundraising events as needed.

Organizational (10% time)

 Participate in special events and organization-wide planning.

 Regularly visit and observe programs to keep knowledge current.

 Participate in department and staff meetings. 

The above list is not an exhaustive statement of every duty and responsibility required. Other duties may be assigned.


Benefits include: 80% coverage on health and dental insurance; free off-street parking; paid time off including: 2 weeks vacation time to start, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 12 holidays; 403(b) program; flexible savings account; and a supportive work environment.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spoken and written fluency in Spanish preferred.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Barbara Civill, Director of Development and Communications, at No phone calls, please.