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CRC Grantwriting Specialist VISTA (GrantCorps)
Community Resource Center (CRC), a Denver based nonprofit, supports, and strengthens change-makers across the nonprofit ecosystem, working together to create a more equitable Colorado. As a statewide convener, CRC listens to partners’ challenges and considers new ways to provide support and access to tools most needed by organizations. An ongoing challenge faced by small, rural-based, and BIPOC-led and serving nonprofits is access to grant funding. Often, smaller organizations lack the capacity to conduct research for, write, and develop systems for management and reporting on grants. The GrantCorps VISTA will combat this barrier by engaging with rural nonprofits addressing poverty and build their capacity through fund development and grant writing. The VISTA will assist in securing resources and sustainability for rural nonprofits by researching grant opportunities and writing and submitting strong grant proposals. They will gain valuable insight and experience in fund development by crafting and initiating grant applications for these nonprofits. This second-year VISTA will continue to provide one-on-one grant writing services to rural nonprofits to fund their programs, projects, and general operating needs. The VISTA member will increase the ability of these smaller rural, BIPOC-led and serving, nonprofits’ access to funding opportunities, leveling the philanthropic playing field. This role will address the sustainability of services to low-income communities, and the streams of funding that make access to those services possible. By doing so, the VISTA will increase the ability of our partners to improve educational, health, housing, and workforce development outcomes. CRC staff will support the VISTA member and enhance their opportunities for professional development and future employment. CRC is looking for committed and passionate individuals to join this ground-breaking initiative to bridge the access gap and work towards a more equitable future.
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Member Duties : The Grantwriting Specialist VISTA will: 1) Gain skills and receive training in grant writing for nonprofits and community organizations 2) Develop templates and tools for the nonprofit organizations to utilize in future grant applications 3) Plan and initiate potential opportunities for program, project, and organizational evaluation to better meet the needs of more partner organizations 4) Collaborate with their supervisor and partner organizations to draft, review, and edit grant narratives and grant reports 5) Leverage relationships with funders and front range funding entities to increase access for rural and bipoc led nonprofits 6) Apply for diverse funding opportunities to ensure long term sustainability7) Utilize CRC’s collection of statewide funding data to make recommendations for organizations 8) Engage collaboratively with other VISTAs to create grant tracking and CRM systems, developing recommendations for CRC and partner organizations to effectively utilize these tools
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  $500 Housing Assistance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Law ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications . 
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CRC Grantwriting Specialist VISTA (GrantCorps)

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Multilingual, Spanish pref.

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2023  To  07/12/2023 

Contact Lani Silva
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203

Listing ID 111824