Welcome To Unique Transformations Treatment Services - Applying For The Grant Writer and Special Projects Position

The I Rise Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to taking action towards adolescents’ health and well-being by providing mentorship, prevention, intervention and leadership programs.

Our mission is to equip youth and young adults with the knowledge of independent living skills, leadership, self-respect, emotional regulation awareness, health and wellness and employment skills.

At the I Rise Foundation, we understand the importance of mental, emotional, and behavioral health. That's why we provide comprehensive services and coaching to support the mindset and empowerment of our youth and young adults. We strive to identify second chance youths who are in the foster care system, aging out of foster care, incarcerated youth, and youth coming out of incarceration. We offer individualized and community resources and support to guide adolescents in graduating from high school, gaining employment, educational programming, and health and wellness. Our services will provide the opportunity for youth to become thriving, responsible members of society.

The I Rise Foundation is seeking a Grant Writer & Special Projects Coordinator who will oversee the process and production of all materials related to the grant application process from identifying and qualifying prospects, to writing proposals and reports, to collecting data, budgets, and all relevant documents from a variety of departments, to submission. Additionally, s/he supports the board, executive director, and the branding and marketing team and other staff, as needed, by supplying content for annual appeal letters, email appeals, the website, the annual report, and special projects. The Grant Writer & Special Projects Coordinator reports to the President with guidance from the Vice President and Executive Director and ensures alignment with the I Rise Foundation overall mission and goals.


  • Previous experience as a grant writer in social service organization or other complex nonprofit with multiple constituencies and programs.
  • Commitment to the I Rise Foundation mission.
  • Excellent writing ability that is clear, concise and analytic in style.
  • Ability to write for various audiences including foundations, donors, and broader general constituencies.
  • Comfortable with data management and administration.


  • Responsible for researching, writing, compiling, and managing the timeline of all grants including maintenance and oversight of workflow processes and procedures to ensure accurate and efficient collection and timely submission.
  • Write grant applications and all reports and conduct prospect research on new opportunities that align with I Rise Foundation's mission. Grant writing will be primarily to private foundations; however, some government applications will be required.
  • Work with all departments to collect and synthesize data. Oversees grant work flow processes related to data entry to ensure adequate internal controls and that all grants reporting of data is accurate.
  • Provide links between program, finance, and other staff so that all activities related to grant data collection and reporting are smoothly implemented.
  • Ensure compliance with IRS regulations and foundations’ requirements for grants.
  • Work closely with the president and executive director to respond to requests for special reports, collaterals, and non-grant materials with a strategic perspective.
  • Provide general support to the board members during peak periods.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for Board meetings.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Organization Culture:

The I Rise Foundation believes that a diverse organization and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equity and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, inequitable treatment, and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply to join our team.

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