Corporate and Foundations Grants Manager

  • 5907 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as the child needs. We work with foster families who are committed to caring for children, whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime.

Job Description

The Corporate and Foundations Grants Manager is responsible for researching, developing, and preparing grant proposals to corporations and foundations. As a key member of the Philanthropy Team, this position helps Amara meet its $5 million annual fundraising goal. The Corporate and Foundation Grants Manager reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and works in partnership with staff throughout the organization to identify and seek funding opportunities for programmatic initiatives, report on program outcomes, and share Amara’s story from an asset-based perspective.

Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equality and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.


The Corporate and Foundations Grants Manager reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer as part of the Philanthropy Team. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research and identify prospective funding partners in alignment with Amara’s mission.
  • Learn Amara’s programs, goals, and financial needs in order to develop compelling proposals, seek new funding opportunities, and report on funding impact.
  • Work closely with the Chief Clinical Officer, Program Directors, and the Director of Finance and Administration to synthesize program activities, data, and financials for proposals and reports.
  • Write and prepare grant proposals, reports, LOIs to prospective funding partners by persuasively communicating Amara’s goals, mission, and programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all funder guidelines in grant submission and reporting.
  • Develop and oversee annual grants and corporations funding plan, including setting goals and managing timelines.
  • Collaborate with members of the development team to develop and steward funder relationships.
  • Maintain funder information, strategy, and moves in donor database.
  • Actively participate in Amara’s efforts to advance racial equity, unlearn biases, and engage in the organization’s broader work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ensure all written grant materials are asset-based and represent children and families with value and dignity.


The ideal candidate has demonstrated success building relationships and securing grants from corporate and institutional funders. Amara is also seeking candidates who are driven by providing exceptional customer service; enjoy a collaborative environment; are committed to advancing racial equity; and are passionate about Amara’s mission.

We list our preferred qualifications and are open to candidates who can demonstrate their experience and/or education that supports their alignment with the skills we are seeking.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity and anti-racism:
    • Experience working in racially and ethnically diverse environments;
    • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity;
    • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work.
  • 3+ years in nonprofit fundraising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to write and edit persuasively.
  • Driven to provide exemplary customer service to funders.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills; ability to meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to translate programmatic information and data into concise, compelling, asset-based, and mission-centered narratives.
  • Understanding of budgets and ability to understand organization’s finances and financial systems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively.
  • Goal-oriented, resourceful, flexible, positive, and good humored.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience working with financial systems and donor databases.

Additional Information

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $48,000-$60,000. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life and disability insurance.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.