Grant writer - Project basis

Homeless Children's Network - San Francisco, CA



Homeless Children’s Network works to address the traumatic effects of homelessness and violence in the lives of young children and their families. We are seeking a contract or freelance grant writer to support our development team. You will work with the Director of Development and Communications to develop clear and compelling proposals, reports, and donor communications. The grant writer will help grow our foundation, corporate, and government grants portfolio. This is a contract position, starting on a per-project basis with the possibility to grow. Desired time commitment is up to 40 hours per month.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and write foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals for general operations and specific projects.
  • Work with Homeless Children’s Network’s development staff to understand and clearly articulate an array of mental health, youth leadership, violence prevention, and capacity building projects.
  • Track, prepare, and submit timely interim reports, final reports, and other necessary requirements to funders.
  • Possible for the future: Identify new funding sources and draft letters of inquiry as needed.

The ideal candidate will have superior writing and editing skills, keen interest in telling stories in the service of fundraising, attention to detail, and a solid understanding of nonprofit development. Candidates with knowledge of regional health and human services funders are preferred. This position has flexibility and can work remotely.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience in grant writing
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Takes initiative to achieve great results
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of humor
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and in team settings. You must be flexible and inclusive.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook

About Homeless Children’s Network

HCN works to decrease the impact of trauma and to empower families. Our comprehensive behavioral health services services enable us to work closely with each family to understand their unique needs. We form a trusted relationship and follow our clients over time, providing the security and stability that allows them to become more stable and confident, raise healthy and emotionally independent children, and develop skills that will help lift them out of the cycle of homelessness. As the hub of the citywide HCN Collaborative of 52+ member agencies, we work to create a unified voice and raise the “standard of care” for programs across San Francisco.

To apply:

All prospective applicants must submit the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Hourly rate/preferred compensation
  • Two writing samples (attached or links provided)

Please submit documents ASAP, we are looking to fill this role immediately.

Job Type: Contract