Grants and Monitoring Officer

Work must be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Published 11 days ago

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Job Type
Full Time
Experience Level
GBP 30,000 - 35,000 / year



At Founders Pledge, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to do immense good. Since launching in 2015, we’ve raised over $10 billion for the most impactful social causes. We offer the simplest path to impact for successful entrepreneurs, providing end-to-end giving infrastructure, pioneering research, and access to a worldwide network of experts. In other words, we help tech leaders become strategic philanthropists. Our 1800+ members include the people behind industry-leading companies such as Airbnb, UiPath, Dropbox, Skype, Spotify, and Uber.


We’re looking for a Grants & Monitoring Officer to join our Philanthropic Services Team, who empower the Founders Pledge community by providing expertise, innovative solutions and guidance on effective giving, to enable high-impact philanthropy. Along with our existing Grants & Monitoring Officers, you’ll support the administrative and operational aspects of our international, high-volume grant-making process. You’ll also partner with other teams to improve processes, provide tools and resources, and deliver impact. Reporting into our Philanthropic Services Operations Lead based in San Francisco, your primary responsibility will be making grants to end-user charities globally.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Processing grants, grant agreements and payments efficiently and accurately, according to stated service levels. This will include researching grant requests, verifying organizations eligibility and ensuring rigorous accounting of grant payments alongside our Finance team. 
  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge of Founders Pledge due diligence policies, practices, and procedures and identifying any additional research required. You’ll also suggest ways to improve our processes. 
  • Helping to maintain our legal and compliance documentation.
  • Adding contacts, charities, grants and transfers to Salesforce (our CRM).
  • Writing and drafting emails to grant recipients, and on occasion member-facing communications.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in specific, assigned grant interest areas, for example US-specific charitable regulations such as expenditure responsibility and/or equivalency determination or UK-specific charitable regulations around safeguarding policies.

Although your main focus will be grantmaking, you’ll also be involved with a variety of different best-practice, cross-functional projects. You’ll use your grantmaking expertise to guide other teams in finding the best solutions for our members and teams will consult with you to ensure their procedures align with top-class grantmaking. 


We’re looking for somebody with experience in grantmaking and an absolute passion for providing the best service to our members. 

You’re likely to have:

  • Experience in UK or US grantmaking and processing. International grantmaking experience is a plus.
  • Proven ability to progress multiple tasks and deadlines at the same time. 
  • Impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage your time effectively.
  • Excellent written communication skills. This will help with writing emails to members and charities. 
  • A financial mindset and comfort working with numbers. Experience working across currencies would be a plus. 
  • Previous experience using CRM tools (Salesforce would be a bonus).
  • Experience training or consulting is a plus. 
  • Process improvement and a desire to build a best-in-class grantmaking experience for our members. You might have project management experience. 


You can find more about the benefits we offer here, but what makes us truly special is both our mission and our people. We’re a diverse team, from both charitable and commercial backgrounds, who believe that amazing things can happen when we tackle problems together. We offer a flat structure and an opportunity to help shape the future of philanthropy.

We ask that applicants to this role are based in the UK. We have a small HQ office in London, but there’s no expectation for you to attend on a regular basis. If you think you’d benefit from a desk in a co-working space close to your home, this can be arranged. 

We bring the global team together once per year for a global offsite. This is a week of collaborative learning, ideas generation and socialising. In addition to this, each team has the opportunity to meet together at least once per year. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Founders Pledge. We seek people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share our drive to understand and solve complex social challenges. 

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems requires different perspectives and unique ways of thinking and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can do their best work.


At Founders Pledge, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to do immense good. Since launching in 2015, we’ve raised over $10 billion for the most impactful social causes. We offer the simplest path to impact for successful…


Work must be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Associated Location
St Thomas St, London SE1, UK

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