Project Description

Grants Writer, Full-time

Next Door Solutions, a non-profit dedicated to providing programs and services to survivors of domestic violence, is looking for an experienced professional to create and submit grant proposals. This position plays a strategic role in helping to raise support from foundations, government grants, and corporations. This individual will manage all our grant writing, and reports to funders, and will work closely with a multicultural team.

Reports to: Director of Development


  • Research prospective funding sources and evaluate alignment with Next Door Solutions’ programs, initiatives, and mission. Cultivate new prospects to help Next Door Solutions achieve annual revenue goals.
  • Write compelling grant proposals for timely submission to current and prospective funders.
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally with appropriate staff to align with the agency’s current priorities and establish achievable grant outcomes.
  • Provide timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate site visits of potential funding sources.
  • Represent Next Door Solutions at informational grant meetings hosted by foundations, corporations, or governmental agencies; speak on behalf of Next Door Solutions at public hearings concerning funding recommendations.
  • Maintain the Grants Matrix, Calendar (Google Calendar) and Tasks in Bloomerang CRM for timely submissions and to track progress of submissions and for reporting.
  • Create content for grant reporting to foundation, community and faith-based organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five or more years grants development and management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills, including an ability to write persuasive proposals.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission
  • Strong track record of building successful relationships with funders.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Ability to both work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and carry out activities independently to meet specific timelines and revenue goals; ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task, determining how to juggle competing priorities and manage donors’ expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to be flexible, creative and solutions-oriented.
  • Significant level of computer proficiency
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and follow-through
  • Desire and ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Intellectual agility and demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (Next Door Solutions) is a nonprofit organization located in San JoseSince 1974, Next Door Solutions has been providing critical intervention and prevention services to domestic violence survivors and their children.  Next Door Solutions’ advocacy services include survivor-defined intervention from crisis to self-sufficiency. Next Door Solutions is a community leader, known for its advocacy orientation to achieve its mission of ending domestic violence in the moment and for all time.  Next Door Solutions believes in the self-efficacy and innate strength of survivors and views them as a partner in accomplishing our mission.  As one of the leading local agencies in the domestic violence field, Next Door Solutions takes pride in its grassroots legacy, commitment to systems change, and its “roll up your sleeves” culture.  Next Door Solutions is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing the leadership skills of people from diverse backgrounds.


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