Place-Based Philanthropy Associate (CFCF)

Position Summary:

The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate works with the Vice President of Philanthropy and the Place-Based Philanthropy Assistant in the Foundation’s Pueblo office and is an essential member of the Caring for Colorado team. The Place-based Philanthropy Associate manages the grantmaking process for the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo (Packard Fund). In this role, the Place-Based Philanthropy Associate works in partnership with the Packard Fund Advisory Board and the VP of Philanthropy to:

  • Execute the grantmaking process.
  • Provide subject matter expertise related to funding priorities and approach.
  • Engage with community partners and experts in the field.
  • Advocate for community and nonprofit resources.


The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate is expected to develop and maintain a variety of relationships in the community and a knowledge base of local issues and current trends in promoting and improving health and well-being for children, youth, and families.


The Place-Based Philanthropy Associate also works with the Denver-based philanthropy team and may take on assignments to support Caring for Colorado’s statewide mission, as needed.


At Caring for Colorado, we believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We are committed to building a team that that is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and opportunities for Pueblo’s and Colorado’s children and their families


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Manage grantmaking timelines and communication about Packard funding opportunities.
  • Conduct due diligence on grant proposals, including narrative and financial reviews, and participate in site visits in partnership with Advisory Board Members and the VP of Philanthropy.
  • Draft clear and concise written recommendations for funding and support preparation of grant materials for team, Advisory Board, and Centennial Fund Board review.
  • Research, monitor, and bring forward issues and trends related to the Packard Fund’s focus areas, funding approach, and local community insights, including gathering and synthesizing information and data.
  • Prepare written briefs, presentations, and other communications materials.
  • Support grantmaking processes to ensure appropriate documentation is secured and maintain accurate records in the grants management system.
  • Monitor grantee progress by reviewing reports and engaging with grantees.
  • Develop an end of year report, detailing Packard grantmaking activities and progress toward strategic planning goals.
  • Master-level user of CFC’s grantmaking software program, FLUXX, and project management software, Asana (training to be provided, if needed).
  • Actively engage in and support CFC’s statewide functions as a member of the Philanthropy Team.


Community Engagement

  • Assist grant-seekers in understanding the foundation’s grantmaking process, priorities and systems and respond to requests from grant-seekers and grantees.
  • Connect partners to other foundations and community resources and participate in meetings, workshops, coalitions and convenings.
  • Support the development and engagement of Advisory Board members.
  • Support the Packard Fund’s strategic planning efforts in Pueblo County.



  • Serve as a member of the Philanthropy Team, supporting statewide efforts as needed.
  • Serve as a member of the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo team, supporting the grantmaking functions and program-related work of the Fund.
  • Engage in organizational activities to support development of relationships, organizational culture, and personal growth.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 for a full-time equivalent position. Salary will be based on experience.
  • Caring for Colorado offers a comprehensive benefit package including 401K, medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance and a family friendly work environment.


Timeline and Application Process


To learn more about Caring for Colorado visit: Caring for Colorado is an equal opportunity employer with a mission to create equity in health, well-being and opportunity for children, youth, and families. 


To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume and three professional references, one of whom is a former supervisor, to Ellie Mills, Office Assistant. Please email all documents to [email protected]. No phone calls please.


Applications are due on October 15, 2021.


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  • Michael Quan
    published this page in Job Board 2021-09-10 11:01:03 -0400