Volunteer Grant Writer



Start Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


New York
New York
United States



The International Sports and Music Project (ISMP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating sports and music opportunities for kids in vulnerable communities around the world. We work to build a world where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy sports and music.

Many people living in impoverished communities lack opportunities for enjoyment and expression. Our programs serve as expressive outlets that enable people not just to enjoy themselves, but to feel fulfilled and stay healthy. Studies repeatedly find that sports and music are beneficial to brain development, as well as positive physical and mental health.

ISMP has operated sports and music programs in Micronesia, Rwanda, Greece and New York.

Working for ISMP is enriching, fun and challenging, and we thrive on creativity. We work hard because we are passionate and believe in what we’re doing! We are on a mission to spread positivity and hope to those who need it most and this is your chance to be a key part of a young, dedicated and growing team!


The Grant Writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with Development Team to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc.) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for Executive Director and Development Director with foundation officers and other prospects
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
  • Work with Grants & Research Manager to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested


  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Previous experience researching, writing and submitting grant proposals
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals



How To Apply


Please include a resume and brief statement on why this opportunity interests you