Grant Writer
Food Bank For New York City - New York, NY

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Primary Purpose of Position:
To research and write proposals for corporate, foundation and government giving programs as well as award applications and other program-related writing. Assist with: grants administration, prospect research, and on-going cultivation activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with program staff to develop grant proposals and budgets. Work with program staff to frame programs in the best possible manner to secure funding;
  • Conduct research on prospective corporate, foundation, and government funding sources;
  • Track and process corporate, foundation and government grants;
  • Develop funder inquiries and proposals under the direction of the Senior Director of Institutional Giving;
  • Submit materials to institutional funders, complying with all grant guidelines and deadlines;
  • Draft acknowledgement letters for all institutional gifts;
  • Oversee donor hard files and electronic tracking systems with assistance from interns when available;
  • Work with the Database Administrator to ensure institutional gifts are recorded correctly in Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Work with the Database Administrator to develop reports utilizing Raiser’s Edge fundraising software;
  • Assist with the execution of donor-related and other events;
  • Carry out other assignments as directed by the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Chief Development Officer;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • B.S. or B.A. Degree or equivalent required;
  • 3+ years experience in Corporate & Foundation Relationship Management Experience required;
  • Excellent writing skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
  • Comfort in a fast-past, high energy environment;
  • Customer-service orientation in dealing with donors;
  • Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Comfort working under tight deadlines;
  • Proficient with Raiser’s Edge.

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