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Grant Writer

Illinois & Nevada

Job Title: Grant Writer

Organization: Young: Equal

Position Type: Volunteer


Young: Equal is seeking a skilled and dedicated individual to join our team as a Grant Writer. In this crucial role, you will play a key part in securing funding to support our mission of promoting inclusivity and support for the LGBTQ+ community. If you have experience in grant writing, a passion for our cause, and a desire to make a positive impact, we invite you to apply.

Our Mission:

We are driven with the purpose to create environments that promote self-acceptance, community, and love for the LGBTQ+ community. Young: Equal works with teen & young adult members of the LGBTQ+ community through creative arts & recreation to reaffirm the importance of one’s own identity. Through creative arts, recreation, and social media, Young: Equal creates safe spaces that set the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ teens & young adults as our top priority.


  • Grant Research:

    • Identify potential grant opportunities that align with Young: Equal's mission and goals.

    • Conduct thorough research to understand the eligibility criteria and application requirements for each grant.

  • Proposal Development:

    • Write compelling grant proposals, ensuring alignment with funder priorities and guidelines.

    • Collaborate with relevant teams to gather necessary information and data for grant applications.

  • Grant Submission:

    • Manage the end-to-end grant application process, including submission and follow-up.

    • Maintain a comprehensive calendar of grant deadlines and reporting requirements.

  • Relationship Building:

    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with grant-making organizations and foundations.

    • Respond to inquiries and requests from funders promptly and professionally.

  • Reporting and Compliance:

    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to grantors as required.

    • Keep abreast of changes in grant regulations and compliance standards.


  • Proven experience in grant writing and a successful track record of securing grants.

  • Strong research skills to identify and evaluate potential funding sources.

  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to articulate the organization's mission effectively.

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple deadlines.

Time Commitment:

This is a volunteer position with a flexible time commitment, adapting to the demands of grant application deadlines and reporting cycles.

How to Apply:

If you have a passion for grant writing and are eager to contribute your skills to a meaningful cause, please apply online for this position at:

Young: Equal is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Grant Writer
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