Grant Writer(s)

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council

Pittsburgh, PA, USA Remote Pittsburgh Area - some in-person required/local knowledge required


US$50+ (hourly)




Sep 8

The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is seeking grant writing consultants to assist our members (e.g. urban farms, small community-based nonprofits) with grant writing.

About this Opportunity 

In the fall of 2022, the PFPC was awarded a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership (RFSP) grant. This grant provides an opportunity to deepen our existing work and expand the support provided to PFPC members. Many PFPC members have expressed a desire for grant-writing support. Through the RFSP grant, we will be able to hire a part-time grant writer to provide grant writing support and consultation to PFPC members. 

There is a wide range of support requested by members, including: identifying funding opportunities, developing project ideas, forming collaborative partnerships, writing and editing grant proposals, and more. The grant writer will determine how best to meet these varying needs, and to ensure that access to this support is distributed equitably. 

About the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) 

The mission of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is to build a food system that benefits our communities, economy, and environment in ways that are just, equitable and sustainable. Driven by community-led solutions, we come together to re-imagine our region’s food system and seek policies that promote local food growing, sustainable agriculture, equitable development, and access to healthy food, particularly in low-income communities. 

The PFPC works to harness the power that exists in our diverse, multi-sectoral network of local and regional government, community, non-profit, business, educational, and agricultural stakeholders to catalyze meaningful change. The PFPC stewards the implementation of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan and advances its collectively identified priorities to improve food production and distribution, access, justice, as well as health, nutrition, and community development. We lead collaborative action and foster peer-learning, information-sharing, communication and public policy advocacy. 

Scope of Work and Deliverables

This is a part time position, with flexibility how the hours can be distributed over the two year period from October 2023 to October 2025. There are a maximum of 600 hours available The PFPC reserves the right to divide those hours up among multiple consultants. The grant writer(s) will support at least 2 collaborative state or federal grant proposals as well as 10 foundation grant applications. The grant writer(s) will also support applications to the newly established Pittsburgh Food Justice Fund.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grants
  • Demonstrated work with and within BIPOC communities (required)
  • Food systems knowledge and experience (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Pittsburgh area foundations and/or national food systems funders
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


The estimated compensation for this position is $50/hour with a maximum of 600 hours available.  

Application Instructions 

To apply for this position, please send a resume and answers to the following application questions to by Saturday, September 30th. Please use “Grant Writer Proposal” in the subject of your email.   

  1. Why are you interested in this opportunity? (200 word limit) 
  2. Please share examples of your past grant writing success. (200 word limit) 
  3. Please share examples of your work with and within BIPOC communities. (200 word limit) 
  4. What strategies would you use to provide technical assistance and make grant writing support available to PFPC members, especially small and grassroots organizations? (200 word limit) 
  5. What is the minimum number of hours that you would be interested in for this opportunity? 

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We encourage BIPOC (Black/Brown, Indigenous, and other People of Color) applicants as well as women, veterans, individuals with disabilities. PFPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age or national origin. 

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