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Non-Profit Grant Writer for Youth Development Programs

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ORGANIZATION: Higher Ground Wellness

Grant Proposal Writer

Position Title: Lead Grant Writer


The Higher Ground for Humanity (HGFH), mission is to empower middle to high school students with the skills, expertise, and community to navigate their own emotional and physical intelligence.

We’re choosing to prioritize education for minority middle school students due to the severity of depression and the increase in suicide attempts at the high school age, based on data sourced from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary performed by the CDC on U.S High School Students in 2019.

  1. In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the year prior.
  2. More than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced sadness or hopelessness in 2019.
  3. The number of black students who reported attempting suicide rose by almost 50% in 2019.

Looking at physical health, 1 in every 2 African-American children will develop diabetes and 1 in every 5 African-American children is obese and Hispanic children have even higher rates for childhood obesity.

Your Opportunity

Are you interested in being part of positive changes in mental health through children’s education?

Higher Ground offers a unique blend of services including summer camps, after-school programs and community events to support the personal development of young minds in mental and physical wellness in California.

We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence.

Your Future Team

When you volunteer for Higher Ground for Humanity, you are joining a committed team whose efforts positively affect children and families.

Your Impact

The Grant writer role will create drive grant application strategy and engagement, in collaboration with the Founder, and Business Development leads.

Additionally, the role provides comprehensive strategies to the Executive Director, with a focus on identifying grant opportunities, and making sure we hit target submission deadlines.

Major responsibilities include supporting:

  • Create applications for funding (applications foundations, trusts, or government)
  • Grant request and application content; copywriting
  • Work closely with Development to ensure the organization meets financial goals [50K by June 30th for Summer Program]

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About Higher Ground Wellness


2027 10th ave, San Francisco, CA 94116, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach holistic approaches to enrich the emotional and physical well-being for middle to high school students across America.


Higher Ground was founded to address a humanitarian issue to support the lack of life skill curriculum to aid in the personal development of our future leaders. Specifically, we are servicing the community by lending a hand on how to choose hope through, Social emotional learning experiences. We’ve spent the last year building up our curriculum, designing programs for the community, and building a strong leadership team. This year we’re looking to raise $100K through the Take My Hand Fundraising Campaign.

What’s next? We are actively raising to support the operations of our summer theatre program launching in Los Angeles, CA July 2023. Our summer program is designed to teach life skills through the art of theatre. Students learn tips to help navigate our greatest performance, the role we play to ourselves. Students meet for three weeks, and learn how to face their fears on and off the stage with the help our amazing leadership team. Joy McElveen serves as the Theatre Director, Ashley Blanco our academic learning director and our partnerships director Ashten Fizer.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity


Mon Mar 20, 2023 - Wed May 31, 2023


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25

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