TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is
mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies
to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting
trees, capturing rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun
environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and
support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address
climate threats and environmental justice in Southern
We are seeking a Foundations Grants Manager to join our
development team and support the organization. The ideal candidate
will convey our mission and vision in grants, proposals, reports
and other written communication. This position will support
the private foundation grants portfolio from identification to
submission to ensure we maintain $2 million+ per year in private
foundation funding. This role is responsible for the oversight of
the day-to-day operations of all grants administration including
but not limited to supervision of the Grants Writer, maintaining
existing private and corporate partnerships, researching, and
building new relationships with potential funding sources, and
supporting the team's communication needs.
Oversee all grants throughout their
full life cycle. This includes but is not limited to research of
opportunities, preparation of written documentation,
execution, submission, and compliance reporting.
Act as the primary liaison between
grant funders and TreePeople and TreePeople Land Trust.
Develop and write funder required
reports for programs. This includes collaboration with directors,
managers, and staff regarding progress of grant funded
Maintain existing foundation
relationships and forge new relationships through cultivation and
Proactively identify potential
funding sources and opportunities for TreePeople and TreePeople
Land Trust programming.
Manage the grants calendar, ensuring
timely and accurate completion of the grant life cycles: research,
outreach, LOIs, proposals, site visits, and reporting.
Advise on grant acknowledgments and
other funder communications to ensure both compliance and
Assist in the development of the
annual fundraising plan and projections for revenue from foundation
Create materials for donors and
funders to become familiar with our programs.
Assist the leadership team to prepare
for funding opportunity encounters.
Regularly review grant process and
workflow to ensure timely and smooth collaboration across the
Stay abreast of significant funding
trends related to the environment, climate change, equity and any
other relevant funding opportunities.
Supervise Grant Writer position.
Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 5 years of successful grants
- Demonstrated experience successfully
cultivating foundation grantors.
relationships with prospective grantors.
- BA/BS or higher degree in public policy,
urban planning, English, environmental
studies (water, forestry, urban sustainability),
public health, or a related field.
- Excellent, concise, and persuasive writing
- Fundamental understanding of nonprofit
budgeting and/or proficiency in basic
- Excellent organizational skills and
familiarity with grant research and tracking
- Exceptional management abilities with the
ability to model positive influence within
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft
Office and Google Suite applications desired.
- Working knowledge of Salesforce is
- Excellent oral communications and public
- Positive attitude, passion for the
environment and equity and team spirit.
- Experience in nonprofit fundraising,
program management, or volunteer leadership
is highly valued.
- Must be flexible in work schedule to work
occasional evenings and weekends as
TreePeople is an equal opportunity employer.