Foundation and Grant Manager

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Sojourner Family Peace Center (SFPC) employs dedicated, hardworking professionals who want to be of service to others and make a difference in Milwaukee and surrounding communities. If you have a desire to help support survivors and work with passionate colleagues, whose personal and professional experience is as diverse as the clients we serve, this may be the employment opportunity for you.

Position Details

Foundation and Grant Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Foundation and Grant Manager sets and drives the strategy to increase funding from private and corporate foundations, to include creating an annual grants calendar, writing grant proposals and reports, researching new funding sources, and establishing and stewarding relationships with Foundation staff, while supporting the primary relationship manager as appropriate. The FGM reports to the Senior Director of Development and works closely with the Senior Director of Data Analytics, Grants and Compliance to ensure agency consistency of grant writing and reporting.

Our Core Values Are: Respect. Diversity & Inclusion. Leadership & Accountability. Courage. Integrity.

How will your days be spent?

  • Writing compelling, funding proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports that support the annual private and corporate foundation support goal within the Development fundraising goal.
  • Researching new grant opportunities, both local and national.
  • Consulting internal program staff to gain a comprehensive understanding on program purpose, goals, and outcomes
  • Working with Sr. Director of Development to ensure grant proposals support agency priorities while addressing funders’ stated program priorities.
  • Maintaining and tracking foundation contact information, grant and reporting deadlines and outreach in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Steward relationships with foundation contacts through yearly meetings, event attendance, stewardship collaterals and other moves management touchpoints as needed.
  • Tracking progress toward benchmarks and goals
  • Actively participating in Development staff meetings and prospect strategy, opportunity tracking and quarterly portfolio review meetings as requested.
  • Supporting Development Department activities and goals by assisting with special projects as needed

What are we looking for?

  • Team player who enjoys collaborating with others to achieve a common goal
  • Well organized person with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to build philanthropic relationships
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of domestic violence issues
  • Creative and flexible person who enjoys working in a fast paced environment
  • Has knowledge of the principles and ethics of fundraising and the emerging trends within the fund development profession


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a job related major
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional grant writing experience.
  • Proven experience effectively managing relationships with stakeholders
  • Effective communicator with strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and engage in strategic decision making individually and as part of a team.

Total Rewards Program We Provide:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Generous 403B Retirement Plan with Match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Benefits through Colonial Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO Policy
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program

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