Position: Foundation Grants Manager

Salary Range:  $64,000-$68,000/year

Status:  This is a 32-hour per week position

Reports to:  Director of Development

Location: This position is 100% remote optional for those outside of the Portland Metro area Periodic Travel Required.

Benefits:  Prorated PTO; 100% medical/dental/vision for employee.


Organizational Overview 

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a Native-led national organization dedicated to promoting the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of indigenous arts and cultures. Our mission is to advance equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change with American Indians, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Native people in the United States. Through our program initiatives, NACF supports Native artists, culture bearers, and projects that are focused on environmental, cultural, and social change.  We support artists to create new work, develop their art practice, and produce projects in collaboration with communities.  Support includes financial resources, artist training, professional development, presenting and promoting artist work, and project management. NACF will continue with community engagement across the continental 48 states, Alaska, and Hawaii as it pertains to raising the visibility and availability of Native resources and knowledge to address cultural equity and help strengthen Indigenous communities, arts, and cultures.


Most recently, NACF has received ownership of a historic building in Portland, Oregon, which has been repurposed to house the Center for Native Arts and Cultures – The Center. This acquisition has sparked a time of unprecedented growth for NACF, which includes embarking on NACF fundraising that includes fulfilling the vision of the The Center as a vibrant gathering place for Indigenous artists, local partnerships, and our national work.


Position Overview

To meet growing demand and to support fundraising efforts, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is searching for a Foundation Grants Manager. The Foundation Grants Manager is responsible for all NACF grant writing, grant reporting, and grant research for local, state, and federal grants. The Foundation Grants Manager is a key component of our fundraising efforts supporting our comprehensive strategy and Development and Programs teams.



  • Minimum 5 years in nonprofit grant writing
  • 3 years’ experience with federal grants and reporting
  • Experience working in, for, and/or with Native communities desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of fundraising systems and processes
  • Experience working for a national nonprofit organization is desirable.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to easily adapt and integrate new systems and technology.
  • Strong track record of successful grant awards
  • Experience stewarding strong relationships with foundations and government agencies.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.


Application Instructions

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with the Native Arts & Culture Foundation to fill this key role. Applications for this role should include a resume and a cover letter addressing your connection to and/or experience working with Native communities.

All applications received will be reviewed and all applicants will receive a response.  NPN and the Native Arts & Culture Foundation take your time seriously and appreciate all applicants for considering this role.

Full Position Description & Application link: https://bit.ly/NACFgrantmanager

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024

Tagged as: fund development, fundraising, grants