Volunteer Opportunity

Grant Writer

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UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot) | Carbondale, CO
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UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot)


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Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Greetings!

We are an entrepreneurial charity called UpRoot Colorado and our reason for being is to reduce on-farm surplus agriculture (an estimated 20 billion pounds of produce remain unharvested on farm fields each year in the U.S.), help promote nutritional security in Colorado, reinstall food wisdom in our communities and champion the work of farmers in our state.

More specifically, we're working to create a holistic, healthy, economically vibrant and just food system within Colorado through gleaning, research, experiential education and nonpartisan legislation.

We were formed after Feeding the 5000 Front Range, a one-day food-waste-awareness event held in Denver in October 2016 and have been at the proverbial potter's wheel now for about 30 months. We are currently fiscally sponsored and are about to file for tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Our team is two dedicated people (one full-time and one part-time) currently working via stipends in hopes of securing funding to expand our work and realize full funding and a path to fiscal legitimacy.

We hoping to secure pro-bono assistance from professional grant writers in our efforts to secure additional funding.

Thank you for your consideration!

♡ Team UpRoot

Greetings!

We are an entrepreneurial charity called UpRoot Colorado and our reason for being is to reduce on-farm surplus agriculture (an estimated 20 billion pounds of produce remain unharvested on farm fields each year in the U.S.), help…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

We are looking for someone with:

• A love for a healthy and connected Colorado food system, plus a hankering to help reduce on-farm surplus, increase nutritional security in Colorado's hunger-relief system, and champion smallholder and family farms

• 2+ years of fundraising experience: sourcing funding opportunities and writing grant proposals with a success rate of 40 percent or better

• A proactive work ethic

• An entrepreneurial spirit

• Good Karma :)

If you'd like to help, please email dave@uprootcolorado.org; we will get back to you in a jiffy (if it’s the weekend, maybe a skosh longer).

This is currently a volunteer position.

We are looking for someone with:

• A love for a healthy and connected Colorado food system, plus a hankering to help reduce on-farm surplus, increase nutritional security in Colorado…

Location

P.O. Box 797, Carbondale, CO 81623
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