Senior Grantmaking Director, Groundswell Fund

The Organization – Groundswell Fund

For nearly 20 years, Groundswell Fund has put intersectional grassroots organizing led by women of color, including transgender and gender expansive people of color, at the center of our giving. We have provided an essential irrigation system for social justice movements – a channel into which individual donors and foundations can pour resources to reach vital work at the grassroots. In the process, we have modeled and manifested a remarkable kind of philanthropy.

With over a thousand individual donors and 40 national foundations giving into Groundswell; women of color and transgender and gender-expansive people of color who come out of grassroots organizing deciding where those resources go; and over 250 grantees led mostly by WOC and transgender and gender-expansive people of color receiving our support; Groundswell is proof that solidarity and beloved community across lines of race, class, and gender is indeed possible.

Position Overview

The Senior Grantmaking Director is responsible for directing Groundswell Fundโ€™s grantmaking through its five grantmaking portfolios and two special initiatives. They will lead the implementation of new grantmaking initiatives and ensure that the team is working towards meeting resource allocation targets through our grantmaking portfolios. They will support Grantmaking staff to research and incorporate new priorities and respond to timely needs in the field through grantmaking and other programmatic activities. The Senior Grantmaking Director will work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer, Directors of Capacity-Building, and other Department Directors to ensure cohesion of programmatic efforts and effective communication across departments. They will also work closely with our Chief Strategy Officer and Communications and Funder Organizing staff to coordinate strategy within funder and donor networks and cultivate/maintain foundation and donor relationships. This includes taking a leadership role in being a spokesperson and fundraising for Groundswellโ€™s reproductive justice and social justice work. Funder Organizing (fundraising) and generating increased visibility and resources for reproductive and social justice movements are integral responsibilities of this role, working in collaboration with other senior staff. The Senior Grantmaking Director is responsible for providing accurate and timely data on Groundswell’s grantmaking impact, such as grantees’ needs, wins, and challenges to support Groundswell’s funder organizing efforts. The Senior Grantmaking Director will lead the effort to foster and support a connected and joyful Grantmaking Department within a remote work environment.

How To Apply

Click on this link Please include a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and describes why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position. Accepting applications on a rolling basis, until the position has been filled. If you have questions, please email (please do not reach out to individuals). Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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