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MINORITY FREEDOM COMMUNITY FUND

Grant Writer

We are the Minority Freedom Community Fund ("MFCF"). We help people, businesses, and nonprofits realize their true potential so that together, we can improve the lived experiences of our fellow brothers and sisters.

Our Mission: The Minority Freedom Community Fund is a public foundation with a mission to improve the lives of African Americans and minorities in the United States of America through a multifaceted approach that includes providing capital infusions, supporting existing social infrastructure, and promoting holistic wellness.

Our People:

We are a rapidly growing, virtual operating, national nonprofit led by members of the communities we aim to serve. Our volunteers are authentic, passionate people, dedicated to the mission of creating a country where minorities can live more full lives. As a company we value teamwork, open communication, transparency, and a great work ethic. We support our team by promoting flexibility and encouraging life-long learning and professional development opportunities. We are intrinsically motivated by remaining true to our organizational values, setting and exceeding audacious goals, and staying energetic about our programs and partnerships.

What We’re Looking For:

As a MFCF’s first volunteer Grant Writer, you are able to embrace a "learn-by-doing" attitude and work to shape and define the role in accordance to the needs of the community and organization’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain & monitor the grants@mifreedomcf.org as the primary email address for grant-related activity
  • Regularly scan various corporate, government and institutional giving source for mission-aligned grant opportunities
  • Collaborate with various committees and volunteers to develop strong grant proposals
  • Oversee the planning, coordinating, and facilitating of grant application submissions
  • Develop, monitor & update an internal grant prospect database to be shared among members of the Fundraising Committee
  • Maintain superior working knowledge with MFCF’s planned and existing programmatic activities and strategies
  • Participate in various meetings including the Program & Fundraising Committee meetings and Community Engagement department meetings; provide grant related status reports & findings at board and committee meetings
  • Organize and prepare materials for committee and board meetings as necessary
  • Track progress, deadlines, and priorities of all applied grants
  • Draft and submit all related grant reporting for grants applied
  • Communicate to funders regarding grant applications and reports as necessary

Required Qualifications and Skills:  

  • Self-motivated with excellent creative and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Personal alignment to the MFCF mission is required
  • Self-identify as a minority strongly preferred
  • Keen understanding & awareness of the socio-economic conditions of minorities in the U.S.
  • Strong verbal & written communication and time management skills  required
  • Excellent grammar
  • Experience presenting products or speaking in public  
  • Prior creative writing or grant writing experience preferred
  • Research experience preferred
  • Tech-savvy and proficient computer skills: MS Office required, Zoom, smart-phone access required (iOS or Android) 
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with or familiarity with faith-based or nonprofit organizations a plus 
  • Ability to learn by doing and step outside of your assigned role to support other areas, most often acquired through experience working at/with a startup organization
  • Coachable and flexible with a desire to be challenged   
  • Capable of receiving instructions and feedback and applying it without requiring close supervision  
  • Prior fundraising experience preferred but not required
  • Results-oriented and goal driven a plus
  • Must be either a U.S. Citizen OR based in the U.S.

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About MINORITY FREEDOM COMMUNITY FUND

Location:

21460 GLENMORRA ST, SOUTHFIELD, MI 48076, US

Mission Statement

The Minority Freedom Community Fund is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of African Americans and minorities in the United States of America through a multifaceted approach that includes providing capital infusions, supporting existing social infrastructure, and promoting holistic wellness.

Description

The Minority Freedom Community Fund ('the Fund’) is a public charity organized to improve the lives of African Americans and minorities in the United States of America through a multifaceted approach that includes providing capital infusions, supporting existing social infrastructure, and promoting holistic wellness.. It was established by philanthropist TeQuion Brookins in 2019 to address severe unmet need among minorities in the United States. The goal of the fund is to elevate participatory grantmaking among those who are most often the targets but rarely the voices of traditional philanthropy. Addressing the economical, social, and spiritual well-being of minorities across the country is done through a variety of programs that are led by community members, civic leaders, other nonprofits, business owners, and government agencies alike. Our delivery method primarily entails serving as a fiduciary for programs and providing capital in the form of grants, scholarships and interest-free loans, and offering technical assistance to individuals and organizations that align with our mission.

As a community fund, or goal is to ensure that the people we aim to serve have the loudest voices in our decision-making processes. To be eligible for consideration, applicant individuals & organizations must identify as a minority or provide services to minorities. Preference is given to those who have been turned away or are ineligible to apply for other forms of support due to financial, discriminatory, or other reasons.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible

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