Foundation Relations Manager

Foundation Relations Manager

The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for researching, identifying, developing and managing relations with public, private and corporate foundations/giving programs, applying to them for funding and complying with all required reporting. The position actively works to reinforce long-term partnerships and engage new entities. This position reports to the Executive Director, and, along with the Director of Development, helps to create and support an overall fundraising plan,


General Fundraising:

  • Work closely with Director of Development and Executive Director to execute strategic plans in order to meet goals and build long-term financial sustainability
  • Contribute to overall fundraising objectives
  • Establish goals and objectives related to corporate/foundation grant support

Foundation Funding:

  • This position will be responsible for securing over $1.5 million in corporate/foundation grant support
  • Complete and submit 30-40 corporate/foundation grant proposals/applications a year as well as the necessary reports for each grant
  • Research and identify new local and national corporate/foundation prospects and define a strategy for engagement
  • Maintain communication with corporate/foundation representatives including but not limited to the distribution of regular publications, invitations to observe programming, and other updates
  • Manage calendar of application/proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Represent Bright Prospect at related events and meetings.

Company Overview:

Since 2002, Bright Prospect ( has helped low-income students from the Pomona/Ontario service area to prepare for, gain admission to, and graduate from college with an 85% college graduation rate. With a budget of $2.4 million for fiscal year 2017, Bright Prospect will serve nearly 2,100 students and is on track to grow to 2,500 students by 2019.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Outstanding written communications skills
  • Proven track record of securing foundation grants of over $50,000
  • Ability to work both independently and also as a team player
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to see the big picture while paying exceptional attention to detail
  • Good computer skills

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, 2-4 professional references, salary history, and 3 writing samples (a Letter of Inquiry, Grant Proposal and a Report) to Stephanie Campbell, Executive Director, at



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