Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer for the Hollywood Food Coalition (Ages 55+)
Hollywood Food Coalition
Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Hollywood Food Coalition serve and provide essential services to the homeless and other food insecure populations 365 days a year. Organization Name: Hollywood Food Coalition Organization Website: https://hofoco.org/ Mission and Program Description: The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city. As an essential service, we have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve those who struggle to access food for years to come. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced grant researcher and writer who can help HFC develop a grant calendar. The objective is to increase our pool of available donors as well as the number of grant applications we submit. The grant writer will meet with the Director of Development to: Investigate and identify at least 20 new, prospective funding sources Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Establish a system for more efficiently finding and applying to grants Desired Qualifications: Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 8-10 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.
About Hollywood Food Coalition
5939 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, US
The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city.
We serve upwards of 300+ people dinner every night of the year. Have done for over 30 years. No one is turned away. We get donated food, picked up by volunteer and staff drivers, and because of the Covid-19 outbreak have had to change our model from sit-down dinners indoors to handing out bags of food in "to-go," containers. We also distribute any excess food to other organizations that have no way to access donated food. We PREP the food (main course, (vegan and non) green salads, fruit salads, desserts, soups, drinks, and extra "later on" food...most of our guests are homeless). Then we SERVE the food. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PREP THE FOOD AND SERVE THE FOOD. We provide masks, gloves (changed often), disposable aprons, a brief orientation when you arrive. We sanitize our environment every hour. We are wholly aware for the need of work-place safety so if any volunteer doesn't feel well, we ask them to stay home and come back when they are 100%. We are the only nightly dinner freely served in Hollywood and our guest counts have surged due to the the shutdown of many food stores, restaurants and bars and farmer's markets. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US. We only need 6 to 10 per shift.