Grant Writer (Volunteer)

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About Us:

The Compathos Foundation has an opening for a highly motivated VOLUNTEER Grant Writer. He/she will be responsible for securing grant funding primarily for the Films for the Planet virtual events. Previous experience in grant writing and/or proposal writing is required, as are writing samples of your work.

Films for the Planet is a project of the Compathos Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire and empower environmentally-conscious individuals by providing access to the best in environmental and social action films through a streaming online platform to spark social impact, fuel continuous learning, and encourage active community engagement.

Job Overview:

Under the direction of the Fundraising Director, he/she will be responsible for researching, identifying, and securing grants, in support of the Foundation's programs and initiatives. This role requires excellent research and writing skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with potential funders and stakeholders. The Grant Writer will work closely with the Fundraising Director to develop and implement a comprehensive grants strategy that aligns with the Foundation's mission and goals. He/she will also interface with the Executive Director and members of the development team, as needed. We are only considering U.S.-based candidates for this position.


  • Research and identify potential grant opportunities from foundations, corporations, and other funding sources.
  • Write and submit compelling grant proposals, applications, and reports that effectively communicate the Foundation's mission, programs, and impact.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Fundraising Director to gather necessary information and data for grant applications and reports.
  • Develop and maintain a grants calendar to track deadlines, requirements, and reporting obligations.
  • Managing awarded grants, including monitoring and preparing grant applications, reports and deadlines.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders.
  • Monitor and track grant awards, to ensure compliance with grant terms and reporting requirements, both programmatic and financial reporting.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as nonprofit management, business administration, communications, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous grant writing experience and/or proposal writing is required.
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills, with the ability to craft compelling narratives and proposals.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with grant funders and other team members.
  • Knowledge of grant compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.

What We Offer:

  • Get nonprofit Foundation experience to boost your Résumé!
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A collaborative and supportive environment.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about our mission and have the drive to excel in a dynamic environment, we invite you to submit your résumé along with 1-2 samples of your grant and/or proposal writing, and a brief experience summary highlighting your relevant experience and explain why you are the ideal candidate for this role. Please email your complete application to:

Films for the Planet celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all volunteers.

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About Compathos


737 Salvia Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, US

Mission Statement

Compathos is a media production, research, and education organization harnessing the transformative power of the arts and media to inspire informed action. Compathos fulfills its mission to educate and inspire by producing award-winning films, interactive, student media expeditions, screenings and online events, and digital platforms such as Films for the Planet - the best in environmental and social action films on demand.


Compathos shares stories that inspire action, to bring positive and compassionate change to the world. Compathos fulfills its mission to educate and inspire by producing award-winning films, immersive / interactive media, youth media and travel expeditions, screenings and events, and a VOD platform, Films for the Planet - the best in environmental and social action films on-demand.

We also support the work of social change artists through fiscal sponsorship and work with a host of non-profits, artists, indie filmmakers and movement-makers in combined efforts to affect positive world change through media impact. By providing strategic insight, Compathos helps content producers and mission-driven organizations maximize their social impact and navigate the shifts in technology and storytelling.

The Compathos community of award-winning creative professionals recognize the power of arts, media and entertainment as a dynamic force for transformation and social good. Browse our media-rich story tapestry of over 1,500 educational and awareness raising resources on Compathos publishing platform.

Our projects and organizational activities depend primarily on Board, intern, and volunteer services. We rely on donations to help us reach our program goals.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.





  • 2 - 5 hours per week

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