Grants Manager

The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation based in Los Altos and San Francisco, California. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking science research, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people.

With the establishment of sister organization Heising-Simons Action Fund (Action Fund), the family and staff see increased capacity to leverage politically what the organization seeks to achieve philanthropically. Ultimately, both organizations are dedicated to ensuring that all people, especially people who have been historically marginalized, have access to urgent human needs: childcare, knowledge, a livable earth, and whole, safe, dignified lives.

The Foundation’s Board and staff feel incredibly fortunate to work with and support great leaders and organizations in vital endeavors. Since its first grant in 2007, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion across over 3,800 grants.

The Grants Management team ensures scalable, effective, and efficient grantmaking systems and processes and works closely with all departments across the organization, especially grantmaking program teams, legal, IT, finance, and the executive staff. In 2022, the Grants Management team processed over $170M in over 600 transactions. It is anticipated that the volume and award amount will remain steady for 2024.


The Grants Manager plays a key role on the Foundation’s Grants Management team. The Grants Manager is responsible for administering grant agreements and project managing data integrity, training, and process improvements. This position provides an opportunity to build upon existing knowledge of the field of philanthropy, grant compliance, and tools like Salesforce and DocuSign. Candidates are not expected to have experience in all areas listed in the job description.

The Grants Manager will report to the Director of Grants Management and work alongside three Grants Officers. This full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt (salaried) position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, the Foundation has a flexible hybrid approach to work allowing staff to work from home or from one of the Foundation’s two offices while maintaining a regular in person cadence for community building, learning, collaboration, and direction-setting. The Foundation has offices in San Francisco and Los Altos, California.


The starting salary range for candidates is $105,000 to $125,000 per year, depending on experience.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-11-29 16:50:40 -0500