Grant and Foundation Relations Manager

Posted 1 week ago


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Company paid life insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan (with annual company contribution)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (15 days annually)
  • Holiday Pay (12 annually)
  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in human services



Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. We provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood.

CHM has come to be known by area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 60,000 youths have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997.

Prospective applicants that desire consideration for this opening should submit their cover letter of interest along with an updated resume.  

Additional Details

Minimum experience & qualification requirements:

The person in this position is responsible for researching available foundation and government grants; preparing boilerplate language to streamline grant preparation process; writing grant applications; preparation of grant application materials for submission; tracking prospective, pending and awarded grants; and writing and submitting timely grant reports.

Responsibilities Not Limited To:

  • Uphold Covenant House Michigan standards of conduct, policies and procedures in the spirit of the Covenant House Mission at all times.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled or mandatory, training and supervisions as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, especially Development and Communications Team, Finance and Programs to identify prospective grant opportunities.
  • Research, write and submit grants to government entities, private foundations and corporation foundations to raise funds for programs and agency operations in both Detroit and Grand Rapids.
  • Initiate preparation of proposals with requisite creativity, thoroughness and attention to details, including scheduling and deadlines.
  • Edit draft applications for accuracy, completeness and clarity and submit all applications in accordance with grant requirements.
  • Deliver completed grants and reports to grantors by mandatory deadlines.
  • Provide information about grants received, with funders’ reporting requirements, for input into Raiser’s Edge software.
  • Complete and submit required grant reports by mandatory deadlines for each grant.
  • Maintain grants timetable for recurring foundation opportunities and establish relationships with funder program officer.
  • Work with partner agencies to draft and collect Memoranda of Understanding as required.
  • Meet with supervisor to design and implement programs to monitor and assess performance of the grant writing function.
  • Meet with current and potential donors and funding sources as necessary to cultivate and maintain positive, on-going relationships and raise funds.
  • Identify and cultivate new donors by conducting prospect research (individuals, corporations and foundations).


Education and Work Experience:

    •  Bachelor degree in English, Marketing, Human Services or related field required.
    • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in development with fundraising and grant writing skills required, including both government and foundation grant experience.
  • Knowledge of grant application process.
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge software.
  • PC/Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license with acceptable driving record as required by insurance company.
  • Sufficient health, ability, experience, and education to perform the assigned duties with or without an accommodation. Belief in Covenant House Mission Statement and desire to fulfill the mission.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of youth experiencing homelessness that Covenant House Michigan serves

Covenant House Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. CHM will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disabilities or other legally protected status.

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