Job Opportunities

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), and its sister organization, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), are among the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organizations. Through policy development, research translation, advocacy, community engagement, and effective training, we pursue evidence-based solutions to reduce gun death and injury in all its forms. 

Foundation Grant Writer 

Job Summary

The Foundation Grant Writer is a key member of the CSGV/EFSGV’s development team and is responsible for overseeing over $1.5 million income annually. This role, under the direction of, and in collaboration with the Director of Development, will renew and steward our current foundation funders, and build our foundation prospect pipeline to identify and secure new sources of revenue in support of our mission to make gun violence rare and abnormal.

The Foundation Grant Writer is responsible for writing all foundation grant LOI’s, grant renewal applications, grant reports and conducting all grant program tracking, including managing proposal submission deadlines and deliverables.  

A successful candidate will be, first and foremost, a great writer with a passion for saving lives. This individual should possess the ability to translate public health research and gun violence policy and advocacy to meet foundation funder guidelines and program priorities. These activities include collaborating with program staff to relay the details of each CSGV/EFSGV program to foundation funders. This role is also responsible for researching and identifying foundation prospects and qualifying prospects through outreach and submission of LOI’s. This position is vital to the long-term financial stability and growth of the organization.

In addition, the candidate must be highly detail-oriented and possess an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet deadlines and be adept at adjusting to the changing priorities of a small but nimble team. A passion for working to prevent gun violence is a must.  




Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

This position is virtual for the time being until working in-person on-site at our downtown Washington DC office is permitted.  CSGV is in downtown Washington DC easily accessible by public transportation, located near the McPherson Square and Metro Stations. The work schedule is 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard time during weekdays with possible occasional evening events. 

The starting salary for this position is $70,000. Benefits also provided. 

Application Process
To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter listing your qualifications and interest in the position to: with the subject line Foundation Grant Writer. Please note that final candidates for the position will be asked to submit a writing sample for review.

Organization Policies


The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence are Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employers. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.



The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Jumpstart:HR, LLC. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

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