Volunteer Grant Writer
Midwest Food Bank, Texas Division
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Midwest Food Bank (MFB) is a $280M non-profit organization with nine divisions in the U.S. and two operations internationally. MFB operates with $30M in assets and an annual organizational operating budget of $8M to distribute over $280M in food and disaster relief food boxes to 2,000 agencies. The MFB Grant Volunteer will be responsible supporting Grant Applications for their local MFB Division, unless otherwise specified.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Granting writing or a willingness to learn. Ability to use Microsoft Office and complete web searches with competency. Must be able to leverage existing MFB Grant writing resources and adapt templates for the needs of any specific application. Must be willing to work with MFB Directors and submit content aligned with the MFB Mission & Vision. Ideally willing to commit at least 2-hour blocks of time to research and complete specific needs of a given grant. Must be a champion of the MFB mission, our volunteers & agencies.
BASIC FUNCTIONS: The MFB Grant Writer Volunteer leverages the MFB Grant Writing Process and support materials to pursue grants on behalf of a specific division. The volunteer will utilize existing research and standardized grant content to customize for the specific needs of each foundation or grant opportunity.
- Utilize all MFB grant writing process and reference materials
- Research & review grant application requirements and specific needs
- Partner with other MFB divisions on large-scale or multi-state opportunities
- Assess existing standardized grant application content and edit as needed
- Meet with MFB Executive Director(s) on application follow-up and tracking
- Volunteer may have the ability to conduct the follow-up with the Granting Foundation on behalf of the Division
- Contact MFB Executive Director or Development & Relations Director with any questions or concerns with the overall process or a specific application
- Engage in a Christ centered culture, building relationships and appreciation for employees and volunteers
MIDWEST FOOD BANK MISSION STATEMENT:
As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination.
About Midwest Food Bank, Texas Division
209 N Industrial Blvd #241, Bedford, TX 76021, US
As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief, all without discrimination.
Our story starts in 2003 when the Kieser family actioned their faith to share their blessings. They turned a barn on their family farm into a distribution site for local food pantries. Soon they realized the need was greater and there was room for growth. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the valuable work of our volunteers, and most importantly, the blessings of God, Midwest Food Bank now shares the blessing worldwide. More than 3.6 million people were impacted in 2017. Midwest Food Bank currently distributes over $11.5 million worth of food to over 1,400 non-profit organizations each month. This is done from our nine locations in Bedford, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, East Africa and Haiti.