1 month ago
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Los Angeles
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About this organization

The Whole Child (TWC) envisions a world that values the individual needs of each child and secures access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive and live a full, happy life. Our mission is to help families raise emotionally and physically healthy children and have a place to call home.

Founded in 1957, The Whole Child provides mental health services to at-risk children experiencing trauma and behavioral challenges; housing services to families experiencing or at the risk of homelessness; parenting education to prevent child abuse/neglect; and nutrition education to combat childhood obesity. Today, we provide our array of multidisciplinary services across 10 locations in LA County to 4,000+ families annually, 10,000+ people, including 5,000+ children. 78% of our clients are low to extremely low-income families with a single female head of household who is raising 2-3 children.

About this job

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for maintain and conducting the full grant process for grants allocated to this position. The Grants coordinator is responsible for all components of fund and grants management. This includes grant writing, administration, and oversight of grants (foundation, corporation, & government). The coordinator will oversee a diverse portfolio of funding sources to support The Whole Child and attract resources to the organization that are in alignment with The Whole Child’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Roles & responsibilities

Overall Function

Coordinates the grantsmanship cycle (researching, planning, writing and reporting) to raise institutional support from foundation, corporate and civic sources at identified funding levels toward reaching overall Development revenue goals.

Tracks awarded grants through internal and external reporting.

Collaborates with Senior Director of Development and team members to build a culture of philanthropy that grows support for TWC.

Team Process

Participates in team planning to set annual goals for the team’s Score Card and Key Initiatives, and in the annual solicitation and stewardship calendar.

Participates in preparation of annual Grants Plan, serving as a key member of the Grant Planning Team of Leadership, Finance and Development.

Participates in annual constituency/prospect planning and updates.

Participates in team meetings.

Prepares and submits to Senior Director of Development reports for: 1) grants tracking, 2) Leadership reports and 3) Board presentations.

In partnership with TWC’s Sr. Director of Development, creates comprehensive campaigns for annual fundraising event and giving campaigns.

Institutional Giving

Serves as primary relationship manager for an assigned portfolio of institutional donors and prospects, working through stages of donor relationships (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).

Maintains annual grants tracking calendar, with submission dates, results, and report deadlines, using Donor Perfect; provide monthly updates to Senior Director of Development.

Researches and evaluates the feasibility of prospects in line with strategic plan and annual goals.

Writes and submits foundation proposals of up to $25,000 to $50,000 (and higher as assigned) toward reaching annual unrestricted fund-raising goals and program-specific needs.

Writes and submits corporate requests of up to $25,000 to $50,000 (and higher as assigned) for unrestricted and program-specific proposals.

Serves as project coordinator for assigned public funding applications, conducting an analysis of applications and outlining requirements; perform assignments, as determined by project team; responsibilities may include narrative preparation/editing, forms, certifications and preparation for submission.

Maintains a Master Agreement source chart with contract dates and interna/external contacts. Prepare and monitor a list of public funding sources for potential grants/contracts.

Participates in capital campaign requests.

Organizes “hand-off” meetings with Program, Finance, Development and Communications to detail funding uses, reporting requirements/deadlines, and award documentation.

Tracks cultivation progress, solicitation and stewardship activities in Donor Perfects, working with the Constituency Coordinator.

Prepares reports, including progress and final reports.


  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in grant writing.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in writing or nonprofit related program.
  • Successful track record securing mid-range grant funding.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong multitasking, organization and time management skills and a self-starter mentality.
  • Commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes, and a results-oriented culture.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong research and data mining skills.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Familiarity with project management and donor tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance (as required by the State of California) is required.


Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package consisting of 100% paid medical insurance for the employee on select HMO plans and contribution to dependent(s)’ insurance of 25% on select HMO plans. Access to Dental and Vision Insurance. 401k contribution 100% match up to 4% of annual salary. Paid time off (PTO for vacation and sick time) starting at 15 days and increases after 2+ years, 12 paid holidays, and organization-wide closure from Dec 23rd to Jan 1st. As for technology, there’s a cell phone stipend and a work laptop provided.

The Grants Coordinator will work Monday – Friday on a hybrid on-site/virtual model with up to two days work from home with additional possibility to adjust for grant writing time.

The Whole Child is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race or ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

Envision Consulting was retained by The Whole Child to conduct the search for their incoming Grants Coordinator.

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