Grants Manager

Grants Manager

Faith in Indiana Website


JOB LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana

SALARY RANGE: $65,000 – $75,000


Faith in Indiana unites tens of thousands of people across faith, race, and place to work together for racial and economic justice in Indiana.

Since its founding in 2012, Faith in Indiana has grown from twenty congregations in a single city to six county chapters that engage more than 125 congregations and partner organizations. Faith in Indiana and its chapters are run and led by our grassroots leaders. At FaithIN we center the leadership of Black people, immigrants, Muslims, returning citizens, women, and young people, who are the drivers of our campaigns for restorative justice, immigrant inclusion, healthcare for all, a caring economy, and the freedom to vote.

In addition to believing strongly that power must be shared equitably in our organization and our society, we believe that leaders are developed, not born; and that relationships grounded in trust and vulnerability coupled with radical accountability and direct, courageous communication allow for each of us to bring our full, brilliant selves to the table.

FaithIN understands we need a bigger more powerful social movement ecosystem in Indiana to achieve the change we want. That’s why we’ve helped to incubate a set of new organizations to put more power in the hands of ordinary people, including Act Indiana, a 501(c)4 sister organization, a voter engagement coordination hub, a communications hub, and more.


Faith in Indiana seeks an experienced fundraiser to support the advancement department. FaithIN understands power is organized people and organized money. The person in this role believes that to achieve transformative change our movements will include funding from the philanthropic communities.


This is an ideal job for an organized, relentless fundraiser who is abundance-minded and able to manage relationships with foundation program officers and fundraising contractors. If you are excited to create new relationships, establish systems and could thrive in a rapidly paced campaign environment, please read on.



Collaborate with the Chief Development Officer to lead and align organizational fundraising plans including prospect research and cultivation strategies.
Manage all aspects of the foundation portfolio for Faith in Indiana and our growing family of organizations; Act Indiana, Indiana Voices, Indiana Votes and regional chapters.
Coordinate contract proposal writers with appropriate staff to ensure timely submission of all grant application deliverables.
Support the culture of fundraising and capacity of our organizers and partners, to raise revenue and cultivate strong relationships around issues of equity in philanthropy
Manage Faith in Indiana’s foundation related data tracking systems, including outcome reporting, and support staff as needed including; Google drive, EveryAction, Foundation Search
Ensure relevant and timely communication with key philanthropic & funding partners
Manage all aspects of the re-granting process from application, to notification, to final reports and closure.
Special projects as assigned.

We would love to talk to you if you have some (not necessarily all) of these experiences…

A passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.
5-7+ years of experience in some combination of grassroots fundraising, preparing grant proposals for community development and other relevant social change and/or political organizing.
An organizer with experience building new relationships and developing people to take risks they never thought were possible.
Relentless, when obstacles get in your way, you figure out a path forward, exuding positivity that helps those around you stay the course.
Highly organized, excellent communicator, and able to manage multiple streams of work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Innovative and strategic – incorporating new and effective systems and technology that amplify and optimize all aspects of the work
Recognize the impact of white supremacy on all our lives and bring racial equity, inclusion, and intersectionality to all levels of our work.
While not required, a strong candidate might have one or more of the following:

Community roots in Indiana or meaningful connections to the cultural or political landscape of Indiana.
Experience working in or with Black churches, Spanish-speaking immigrant communities, and religious minorities.
A history of active involvement in social movements that work to support racial justice, immigrant rights, economic justice and/or protect our democracy.


This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $65,000-75,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including full medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 5% retirement match after 2 years, and generous paid time off. We also provide a cell phone with unlimited talk and data and a computer at the beginning of employment. Regular in-state travel and infrequent out-of-state travel is required.  Work related expenses are reimbursed according to organizational policy.

This position will report to the Chief Development Officer, Leigh Riley Evans.


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