Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Los Angeles
United States



Founded in 2011 Our Children LA (OCLA) is a Los Angeles county non-profit organization dedicated to bringing resource information and services to homeless youth, families and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. We publish the only comprehensive Directory of Services for Homeless Youth, Families and Adults and the region's only mobile app (WIN) designed to empower regional homeless youth, families and adults to locate the services they need to build a life out of poverty. Both the Directory and app are provided free to those in need and can be found in the iTune and Googleplay stores as well as on our website.

OCLA has embarked on an initiative to enhance its mission and capabilities by reaching out to agencies and sponsors for additional funding through grants. To accomplish this OCLA is seeking an experienced grant writer.

The grant writer’s primary responsibility will be to assist with researching and exploring grant opportunities as well as writing and editing grant proposals, progress reports and submissions. The grant writer will review the sponsor guidelines to ensure that specific funding requirements are met in the grant proposal. The grant writer also will coordinate and carry out procedures designed to increase efficiency and quality of proposals, including innovative ways to streamline the grant production process.

OCLA is a virtual organization and the grantwriter should be comfortable working from home/remotely. While this posting is for a volunteer position, should a candidate wish to consider a paid future position, OCLA is open to dialogue around how this opportunity could potentially turn into a paid position at some point in the future.


Excellent management skills to maintain and organize multiple grant projects including program grant submissions. 

Strong proficiency in operating computer including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook email).

Experience and skill with writing and editing grant applications, with ability to develop adapt grant proposals to specific sponsor requirements.  

Ability to handle sensitive materials and confidential information with discretion and tact. 

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 

Excellent skill in setting priorities to meet deadlines and reflect accurately the relative importance of job duties and assignments. 

Excellent organizational skills necessary to complete tasks in an efficient manner and with minimal supervision. 

Flexibility to respond effectively to changing priorities and fluctuating workloads. 

Must be conscientious in attention to detail. 

Experience and proficiency in researching grant opportunities and performing systematic reviews of such opportunities using search engines 


Interested individuals should contact Denise McCain-Tharnstrom at



How To Apply

Please send resume or summary of qualifications and letter to Southern Californi-based grantwriter preferred.