Grants Manager

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), located in Agawam, MA, is seeking a full-time Grants Manager. This position will support current operational activities of the HGF Grants department and participate in new initiatives of the foundation.

About the Organization

Founded in 1991 by successful businessman and philanthropist, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) has invested more than $200 million in national and international philanthropic programs that range from enhancing Jewish life throughout the US and the globe; to bringing together colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurship; to honoring local public-school teachers; to supplying free books to children throughout the world. Based in Agawam, MA, HGF employs over 150 dedicated and talented professionals and is growing quickly. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year organization, while also exhibiting the creative, exciting, and fast-paced spirit of a start-up. A phenomenal work-life balance, a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as exceptional opportunities for growth make this a very exciting career opportunity!

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Advancement Operations, the Grants Manager is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support foundation goals and meet funder guidelines and criteria. This person serves as the primary grant writer, engages in compliance reporting, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing and project management skills. The ideal candidates for this position should possess a high attention to detail, superior organizational skills, great leadership qualities and a methodical and strategic working style. In addition, strong communication skills are essential to ensure that our grant program operates efficiently.


  • Produce biannual reports to the PJ Library Alliance, a consortium of 20 donors who have each pledged at least $1 million to fund PJ Library.
  • Lead writing - in collaboration with Foundation leadership and program directors - of more than 40 funding proposals and donor reports annually for PJ Library programs in the US, and internationally.
  • Complete necessary grant research, data collection, and fact checking.
  • Manage the grant reporting requirements for all incoming PJ Library grants. Monitor grant funded program operations to verify and document that awarded grant funds are expended in a manner that: complies with all applicable grant requirements and restrictions; and achieves the goals and outcomes mandated by the grant.
  • Support staff at various stages of the proposal and reporting process, by providing input to, writing, and/or reviewing, proposals, reports, and other related documents.
  • Maintain a portfolio of program and promotional materials that are used as attachments to proposals and grants.
  • Manage current grant reporting and grantor stewardship process to ensure that deadlines are met for applications and reports. Work with the development team to create reporting structures and processes for incoming grants utilizing Raiser's Edge.
  • Set and maintain a master calendar for all grant activity in addition to creating and sharing individual grant timelines for all involved stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with key staff on new grant initiatives from implementation to completion and recommend, and participate in, improvements in current processes and procedures.
  • Oversee and review the grant applications in support of PJ Library to ensure adequate program content and completeness as well as coordinating assessment and analysis of data.
  • Communicate and assist with grantees and grantors at multiple stages of the reporting process.


  • Highly organized with exquisite attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and implementing systems and methods for monitoring both operations and outcomes to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements, goals and objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (formal and informal).
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising and/ or professional writing experience, which may include writing proposals, grant writing, or technical writing experience. Ability to write concise, compelling narratives to engage funders.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information.
  • Basic knowledge of program budget development and reporting principles.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment, while maintaining strict attention to detail.
  • Experience with online data systems.


  • Opportunity to work a hybrid or remote work schedule.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent, and value.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • Comprehensive benefits to include:
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • 401K Retirement Plan with Employer Match
    • Paid Sick, Holiday, Vacation, and Personal Time
    • Convenient office location close to highways with free off-street parking

To Apply

Email your resume and letter of interest to Brenda Wishart at for this position is based at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation headquarters in Agawam, MA, however Hybrid and Fully Remote candidates will be considered. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Learn more about the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and PJ Library at

*Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.