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Grant Writer- 6 month contract

Black Church Food Security Network
Job Title: Grant Writer- 6 month contract
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January 31st, 2023
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Who we are

Founded in 2015, the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN) is working to create Black-led food systems anchored by Black churches in partnership with Black farmers. Our work is rooted in the principles of Black food and land sovereignty. Therefore, we are not a food charity organization. We are a self-help organization that utilizes an asset-based community development model that leverages and maximizes the existing resources of the Black Church community. Through this approach, we are advancing health, wealth, and power for our people! We currently work with farmers, churches, organizations, and seminaries nationwide. 


● Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to research and respond to grant opportunities

● Draft and edit high quality, compelling LOI’s, grant proposals, acknowledgement letters, and grant reports

● Coordinate the development of grant requests and reports by establishing timelines that outline tasks, assignments, and deadlines; facilitate timely communications with program leadership; collect grant submission materials from Programs and Finance

● Led prospect research for aligned grant opportunities

● Support collaborative grant writing efforts with grant submission partners

● Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate

Characteristics of existing grants:

● Opportunities range from $50k-$750k with the majority between $100k-$200k

● Majority are foundation grants

● Two government grant opportunities in partnership with other organizations

● Include both single and multi-year applications and reports


● 5+ years of experience writing grants for small to midsize organizations

● Expertise writing grants for food and agriculture, Black churches, and/or community organizing organizations

● Experience collaborating with other submission partners

● Experience submitting for government grants

● Familiarity with the Mid-Atlantic region preferred

● Strong communicator and easy to reach

Contract Details

● January-June

● Remote - available virtually during East Coast working hours

● 10-20 hours per week

● $30,000 budget for the contract

● To apply please send the following to jobs@blackchurchfsn.net

○ Resume or link to your website

○ Quote for services

○ Context on your approach

○ 1-2 client references

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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