Grant Research/Writing

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
PYA at Montgomery County Day of Service


Project YES Africa (PYA), is a startup US-based, independent 501(c )(3) non-profit organization working to support children’s education in South Africa. We believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment, to receive a quality education, and to realize their dreams. As a volunteer non-profit grant researcher, you will:

  • Research available and applicable grants - government, foundation and corporate
  • Research, retrieval and assembly of background material for grant proposals
  • Develop compelling narratives for funding applications and reports
  • Develop grant proposal and report materials such as case studies, need assessment, participant testimony, and program impact evaluations
  • Draft letters inquiry and intent and full grant proposals for education, operations, capacity, and all PYA programs
  • Create and update detailed organizational materials, production tracking, budget evaluations, and activity reports
  • Develop grants tracking with up-to-date deadlines, opportunities, and proposal status
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with grant funders
  • Research funding opportunities for all aspects of PYA
  • Help PYA run an informational/educational table at community outreach events as available

This is a ground level experience working in a startup non-profit. Most of the work can be performed remotely, with occasional meetings with team. We are seeking someone with:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated research experience with preference in non-profit funding
  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • Aptitude for commitment to deadlines
  • An ability to multi-task and work efficiently without close supervision
  • High degree of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Interest in education
  • Previous experience with nonprofit PR or fundraising (not required but preferred)
  • Ability to support minimum 8-10 hours per week


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Development

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, but ideally 8-10 hours per week

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