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Foundation Relations Manager

Foundation Relations Manager

Build a Grants Program that will Change the World

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of farm animals annually. As a nonprofit, our work is only possible thanks to the support of a large community of passionate supporters. GFI’s Foundation Relations Manager will inspire the generosity of our supporters by developing a robust and vibrant foundation grants program. By securing philanthropic grants, and creating and sustaining strong, long-term relationships with grantors, your work will directly impact how quickly we can transform the global food system with the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean” meat, dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI is 100% supported by philanthropy, and we have only scratched the surface of our fundraising potential. As our Foundation Relations Manager, you will be responsible for building a grants program that will fuel our work to transform animal agriculture, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and prevent animal suffering on a massive scale by:

  • Leading all aspects of GFI’s grants-seeking program: drafting compelling cases for support, grant requests, acknowledgement correspondence, and progress reports.
  • Researching philanthropic grant funding opportunities, for both general support of GFI’s mission and program-specific funding opportunities.
  • Creating and maintaining a detailed annual grant-seeking calendar, documenting all deadlines for LOIs, proposals, and progress reports.
  • Building strong, meaningful, long-term relationships with our foundation grantors to maintain and expand their continued support while constantly growing the circle of prospective funders.
  • Preparing and submitting funding proposals and stewardship reports, working closely with program staff as needed.

Who We're Looking For

We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrialized animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone.

This role requires an outgoing and friendly personality, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the capacity to work independently and effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines, enthusiasm for GFI’s mission, and adherence to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

Above all, you need to have significant experience writing compelling fundraising proposals and progress reports. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working within a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates with a college degree and a minimum of five years of previous development experience, including two years working in a foundations relations/grant-seeking capacity or equivalent work with leadership donors. This is a remote position; you should be willing to travel occasionally with some evening and weekend work.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute! 

(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. All applicants must live in the United States.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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