A Place Called Home

Grant Manager

Employment type
7 months ago
Los Angeles

Job Title: Grant Manager

Department: Development                            

Reports to: Associate Director of Development        

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary range: $58,000-65,000

Our Mission

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

About Us

A Place Called Home is expanding at a steady pace and there are exciting plans and opportunities ahead. Are you interested in working and contributing someplace where your colleagues are friendly, respectful and supportive? Where every day you learn something new, contribute to the workplace culture, and develop yourself personally and professionally? Are you passionate about social justice and balancing inequities in the world? Do you like the idea of making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every day? Do you bring and expect integrity, humanity and meaning in your work? Please read on to see what this important position will accomplish at A Place Called Home.


The Grant Manager is responsible for securing institutional support for A Place Called Home’s programs, priorities and operations. Supervised by the Associate Director of Development, who reports up to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grant Manager will oversee a portfolio of 50-65 active prospects; identify, qualify and cultivate potential funders; and solicit, develop, steward and report on grants from foundations, corporations and governmental agencies. The Grant Manager will support prospect research and, in collaboration with fundraising partners, help build a strong pipeline of institutional donors. The position requires strong organization and project management skills, ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Associate Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving to execute an aggressive grant solicitation program and long-term plan for growth, including expansion of the agency’s government funding portfolio;
  • Develop and implement solicitation and cultivation strategies for grant seeking in order to meet annual fundraising goals; provide strong project management for grant-seeking activities;
  • Serve as project lead for grant opportunities in portfolio, overseeing proposal development, and reporting on project activities and financials; track relevant grant submission dates, benchmarks and milestones;
  • Prepare and submit timely grant proposals according to established processes and procedures; compose cogent and compelling narratives, letters and other written communications in support of APCH’s program priorities and organizational goals; partner effectively with program staff to develop content rich narratives;
  • Develop proposal and project budgets as required by funders; partner with Accounting to develop accurate and readable grant financial reports;
  • Cultivate strong relationships on behalf of the agency with assigned institutional funders, and when applicable forward relationships to Executive Director or Director of Institutional Giving for cultivation;
  • Research and develop grant sources (private, state, federal) independently and as per referrals from the Director of Institutional Giving or other members of the Executive Management Team, consistent with APCH’s goals and priorities; interpret proposal guidelines, funder interests and priorities for program staff and agency leadership as required;
  • Regularly monitor and document grant expenditures and grant funded activity to ensure compliance with federal or state regulations and specific terms and conditions of grant awards;
  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy of APCH’s donor database (Salesforce), and record donor interactions per moves management protocols; help maintain electronic and physical files for current and prospective donors;
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current funding trends in youth development and education, and the broader philanthropic landscape;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, including contributing to “all-hands” fundraising activities and community events.



To perform this important job successfully, the Grant Manager must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication
  • Experience with budgeting and generation of financial reports
  • Strong time management and ability to multi-task   
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)    
  • Proficiency with databases
  • Mission-driven and service-oriented 
  • Detail-oriented and hyper-organized
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills      


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of progressive experience as a grants-oriented fundraiser
  • Proven success in securing grants of $25,000 or more
  • Experience with Salesforce or other donor databases a plus
  • Experience with government grants a plus
  • Experience in non-profit youth development sector a plus


A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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