Grant Writer

Date Posted: 
Wed, October 02, 2019
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
San Mateo, CA
Company Name: 
HIP Housing (Human Investment Project)
Company Information: 

HIP Housing is a well‐established nonprofit organization whose mission is to invest in human
potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. We are working on
innovative ways to help solve the affordable housing crisis in San Mateo County. For more info, visit

Job Description: 

Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Director of Development, you will be identifying, researching
and pursuing potential grant opportunities available to fund HIP Housing’s innovative housing
programs. You will also get a chance to work on other important development functions including
major donor cultivation and events. You will be working full‐time (37.5 hours a week) with the best,
most collaborative fundraising team in San Mateo County. And the best part? You will get to set your
own schedule and take every other Friday off!

How You Will Spend Your Day:
 Writing killer grant proposals and reports
 Cultivating a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government funders
 Updating Foundation Relations reports and working with the Director of Development on
monitoring grant guidelines and deadlines
 Developing acknowledgement letters and heartwarming thank you notes
 Researching, compiling, and analyzing program data as needed for grants
 Researching local newspapers and other publications, including Internet news, and note
significant philanthropic activities
 Maintaining a working knowledge of foundation and corporate guidelines
 Performing research to identify suitable funding prospects

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401K matching package offered.
Pay range: $65,000 ‐ $68,000


 Has exceptional writing skills and excellent people skills
 Has the ability to write organized and compelling funding proposals
 Possesses knowledge of fundraising methods
 Committed to promote HIP Housing’s mission
 Is deadline‐driven and has strong attention to detail
 Has the ability to manage projects and priorities in a dynamic environment
 Has a communication and project management style that is flexible and fosters team relationships
 Strong research skills, especially in identifying funds for nonprofits, developing proposals, and
tracking required statistics for reporting purposes
 Has a bachelor’s degree (preferred) and is proficient with MSOffice, MSWord, and Excel
 Can lift up to 30 lbs.

How to apply: 

Please submit a resume to with “Grant Writer” in the subject line.

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