Grant Writer

Company: Homewise Inc

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Job Function: Grant Writer


Since 1986, Homewise has been helping people achieve their homeownership goals. We do this by focusing on our customers and placing their long-term financial wellbeing as the highest priority. We share in our customers’ challenges and successes, using those experiences to build a better way to buy a home. We believe that strong homeowners help build healthy, vibrant communities. And with the right tools and support, people can be empowered to change their lives.


Are you an experienced grant writer looking for a growing, purpose-driven, high-energy work environment that focuses on creating positive change? Consider a career with Homewise! We are a growing non-profit organization that is a leader in affordable homeownership and a developer of mixed-income communities. We empower our clients through financial education and create unique plans to help families reach their goal of becoming homeowners. We are seeking a driven professional interested in furthering our mission of creating successful homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods to join our team!

The mission of the Grant Writer is to execute an impactful grant writing strategy to garner the funding necessary to support the mission of Homewise, a NeighborWorks organization and a Community Development Financial Institution.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Grant Writer is responsible for carrying out the following duties:

  • Lead grant proposal development/submission to produce effective, funded grant proposals. This includes; proactive identification and research of grant opportunities, preparing and organizing materials for proposals, writing and editing proposals, budget preparation, submitting and tracking grant applications.
  • Fulfill ongoing grant reporting requirements as required.
  • Support the Grant & Impact Investment Manager in researching and identifying new and relevant funding opportunities.
  • Sustain positive relationships and communication with foundations and other funders.
  • Serve as the project manager and lead writer for all grant proposals, including those that require internal cross-departmental or external cross-agency collaboration and coordination.
  • Serve as the project manager and lead writer for complex public funding proposals including federal, state, and local municipalities.
  • Organize and coordinate updated and relevant internal and external data for grant writing purposes.
  • Create and maintain organized and accurate files for grants and grant relationships
  • Update and maintain the grant database (Salesforce or STARS) with complete and accurate information
  • Create and disseminate regular reports in CRMs software (Salesforce or STARS) to track grant activity and track progress toward the achievement of goals



  • Listening skills. Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints.
  • Communication skills. Able to clearly present issues – both orally and in writing.
  • Time Management. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Prompt communication.
  • Results-Oriented. Prioritizes and aligns work of self and others with a results-oriented focus on achieving business goals and objectives.
  • Strong research skills. Must be curious, eager to learn, self-sufficient, and proactive to research appropriate sources of information, both internally and externally.
  • Builds relationships and rapport throughout the organization by inviting and participating in collaborative team building.
  • Flexibility and adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Multitasking and Prioritizing. Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize effectively to stay organized and meet stated deadlines.
  • Work independently. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • High standards. Expect personal performance to be nothing short of the best.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.
  • Demonstrated success in both small and large grant writing.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with CDFIs, real estate, affordable housing, homeownership programming, and/or Financial Education, Community Development, as well as experience with large Federal grant applications preferred.

Work Schedule

  • Be able to work flexible hours, including evenings or weekends.

Physical Requirements

  • This is largely a sedentary role.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds

Compensation and Benefits


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