A Place Called Home

Grant Writer

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles, CA

A Place Called Home is seeking a Grant Writer

Job Title: Grant Writer

Department: Development

Reports to: Grants and Development Manager

FLSA Status/Hours: Non-Exempt, up to 40 hours/week

Hourly Rate: $24.00-$26.44

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.


The Grant Writer is responsible for writing, administering and co-managing the current and prospective grants portfolio at A Place Called Home (APCH). Under the guidance and support of the Grants & Development Manager, who reports to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer will research and develop grant sources and produce written correspondence and requests to generate funds from private/public institutions to support and sustain the Agency’s programs and services. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with fast-paced, high volume grant production and will be responsible for submitting 60+ proposals each year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Grant Writer will perform the following duties and meet the following expectations:
  • Generate LOIs and proposals for current and prospective funders as per deadlines;
  • Research and develop grant sources, independently and as per referrals and directives from Grants & Development Manager and the Director of Development;
  • Communicate as necessary with grant and fund officers at funding institutions under the direction of the Grants & Development Manager;
  • Package grant applications and generate attachments for applications;
  • Track status of grants including submission dates, anticipated response dates, report due dates, success rates;
  • Generate reports for successfully funded general operating grants and work with program staff members to generate reports for restricted grants;
  • Work with Accounting Department to ensure that financial reports are accurate and reflective of submitted grant budgets;
  • Create grant budgets as per templates for each funder on an as needed basis;
  • Manage grant submission calendar which includes grant deadlines and funding details as they relate to each funder;
  • Research prospective funding for specific APCH programs in all areas of giving (including Individuals);
  • Manage prospective funding list and application schedule of prospects as per directives from Grants & Development Manager;
  • Facilitate and participate in institutional funding due diligence process as needed (submitting appropriate financial reports, site visits, etc.);
  • Track and manage data collection for program evaluation, monitoring and reporting purposes under the direction of the Grants & Development Manager;
  • Regularly update grant language to ensure that new program initiatives are accurately reflected in narratives;
  • Maintain and manage electronic and physical funding archive;
  • Seek out appropriate professional development opportunities to expand knowledge of the field and new opportunities;
  • Maintain knowledge of current funding trends in Youth Development; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


To perform this important job successfully, the Grant Writer 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 communication. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. 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

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to Excellence
  • Detailed Oriented Strong
  • Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills

Required Education/Training/Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of full-time grant-writing experience in non-profit sector
  • B.A. in Social Sciences, Humanities, etc.
  • Experience in non-profit youth development sector

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Type 45WPM

Other Requirements

  • Proven ability to prepare grant budgets and expense reports that are intuitive and easy to understand
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) and database systems; experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends
To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to Human Resources at mahttp://mailto:[email protected]. Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Grant Writer” in the subject line.

(E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries) Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.


Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening