Director of Institutional Giving

Launched in 2021, Hope Chicago is a new, non-profit seeking to reduce economic and social inequity by providing access to debt-free higher education for Chicago public school students and their adult family members. Hope Chicago’s unique two-generation approach is modeled after a similar program in Toledo pioneered by Hope Chicago co-founder Pete Kadens. By lifting up families, in addition to students, Hope Chicago aims to accelerate economic and social progress and the rebirth and restoration of Chicago communities. 

Focused on providing access, Hope Chicago funds post-secondary scholarships for Chicago public school graduates and an adult family member to attend 4-year, 2-year or credentialing programs. Hope Chicago’s holistic approach also provides for students’ non-tuition costs like room and board, books, fees, and transportation, and supports scholars with wraparound support from local and national partner organizations. All students in Hope Chicago’s partner high schools are eligible. More information about Hope Chicago is available at 



Hope Chicago is seeking a Director of Institutional Giving to manage all aspects of corporate and foundation grants for Hope Chicago. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this role secures $4 - $5 million annually from private grantmaking sources. This full-time position maintains a portfolio of approximately 50 foundation donors, writes and manages public and private grant proposals, plays a key role in foundation and corporate relations, and researches and develops local and national funding prospects.



$75,000 - 95,000



Click here for more information or to apply. Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-03 16:34:33 -0400