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Job Overview

The Guantanamo Survivors Fund  seeks a skilled and experienced Contract Grant Writer to join our team for a short-term assignment to complete the tasks outlined below. The successful candidate will be responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals to secure funding for our organization. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in grant writing, excellent research and communication skills, and the ability to work independently.


  • Utilize grant research tools to identify funding opportunities from foundations that align with the organization's mission and projects.
  • Write clear, compelling, and well-organized sample/template grant proposals, ensuring alignment with funder guidelines and requirements.
  • Create—and update—a written bank of commonly utilized responses to grant questions.
  • Draft sample letter of interest for submission to different foundations.
  • Make connections with potential funders and grant-making organizations.
  • Develop and implement a system to track proposals, RFPs, and other materials to ensure all deadlines are met.


  • 1-2 years of experience as a grant writer, with a successful track record of securing funding.
  • Strong research and analytical skills to identify relevant grant opportunities.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills in line with Guantanamo Survivors Fund.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively, independently, and with limited oversight.
  • A focus on delivering content that is high quality and on-time.
  • Familiarity with diverse funding sources and grant application processes.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail.

Additional Responsibilities
Dependent upon contractor availability/capacity

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Application Process
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample of a previously submitted grant proposal, and two professional references.

How to Apply
To apply, submit via  email a resume, cover letter, sample grant application, and two professional references with the subject line GSF Grants Contractor.  Deadline: May 8, 2024

About Us

The Guantanamo Survivors Fund was founded in 2022 to raise and disseminate funds to former Guantanamo prisoners.  Often exiled to third countries, many still suffer from the physical and mental effects of what they endured in Guantánamo and experience social isolation and economic hardship because they have been labeled terrorists who require government monitoring.

Initiated by Witness Against Torture, No More Guantanamos, the Muslim Counterpublics Lab, Healing and Recovery After Trauma, and others, the fund provides resources for explicit needs such as medical care, education and training, and basic living needs to the extent possible.