Grants Associate

Democracy Fund is a foundation working to defend American democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. Created by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Democracy Fund has made more than $200 million in grants to support free and fair elections, a vibrant and diverse public square, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy. To learn more, visit and


The Grants Management team prioritizes the user experience of our grantees and colleagues in every aspect of our work. From improving our grantmaking practices to developing training for our staff, we bring a strong ethos of “getting to yes” in all that we do.

We’re looking for an organized, collaborative person with an eye for detail to join our team as a Grants Associate. In this position, you’ll work with colleagues across the organization to implement and maintain an ambitious grantmaking portfolio that champions the leaders who are helping to build an open and just democracy.

The ideal candidate is comfortable conducting compliance and due-diligence reviews, structuring complex grants, and refining systems and processes to ensure the highest level of customer service. Every Democracy Fund grant is shepherded by one of our Grants Associates, making this role central to achieving our organizational goals.

The Grants Associate also supports grant processing for Democracy Fund Voice, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and reports to the Associate Director of Grants Management.


Salary range begins at $76,486.50 per year.


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