OneOC - EncoreOC Fellowship Program with Innovative Housing Opportunities


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


1901 E. 4th Street, Suite 100Santa Ana, CA 92705


OneOC is proud to offer EncoreOC Fellowships throughout Orange County! As an EncoreOC Fellow, you will connect with a local nonprofit in meaningful & purposeful service to help address unmet community needs. During the 8-week program, you will fulfill critical project-based assignments that will bolster the infrastructure of the nonprofit at which you are serving.

OneOC - EncoreOC Fellowship Program with Innovative Housing Opportunities in Orange County, Irvine. IHO enriches communities by providing high-quality affordable housing, impactful resident services and Economic Self-Reliance programs to those most in need.

Position Description: EncoreOC Fellows are highly-skilled volunteers who typically possess an advanced educational and professional background. Experienced applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply and are welcome to send a resume and cover letter.

Grant Research and Writer:
* Work with staff to get familiar with IHO’s programs, goals and funding needs. Help staff build a sustainable grant writing program. Help create a master policy and procedure manual for grant writing including a proposal template consisting of an executive summary, organizational description, needs statement, program description, program objectives, expected outcomes, evaluation, sustainability plan and grant acknowledgement plan.
* Research grant opportunities, gather information/data, and narrative to write grant proposals or letter of inquiry, and complete grant applications, and grant reporting.
* Research grant opportunities that match goals and objectives of the organization including: corporate, private individual, and foundation funds as well as funding sources for capital, programs, general operation and capacity building. Develop a list of strong potential matches and identify type of funding, size of grant, and details of the application process and applicable deadlines.
* Review individual funder websites, and reviewing 990’s to determine funding patterns, giving amounts and philanthropic priorities and focus. Document funder profile including contact information.
* Maintain grant schedule and timelines for applications and reports. Update existing 12-month grants calendar to facilitate tracking of submissions, declinations, awards and reporting requirements and determine/monitor grant status. Identify under-represented private philanthropy circles (i.e. women, minorities, etc.)


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 8-week,15 hours per week, project-based

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