Who We Are
Founded in 1971 by a group of parents of children with diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate, and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission—to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now—is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.
The Diabetes Research Institute is one of the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to developing a biological cure for type 1 diabetes by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. The Institute has become the world leader it is today through the substantial funding provided by the DRI Foundation. Since 1971, the Foundation has provided nearly $250M in philanthropic resources to support the critical research of the DRI and is recognized as one of the world’s most respected diabetes organizations. Garnering the attention of influential people who are personally affected by diabetes, the Foundation has grown into an international coalition of business leaders, celebrities, scientists, clinicians, families and other concerned individuals who have elevated the importance of cure-focused research and provided meaningful support for the DRI’s multidisciplinary research program. This funding is provided through individual and corporate donations, special events, sponsorships, cause marketing relationships, and planned giving.
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the DRI Foundation has thousands of supporters in the United States and worldwide, and, in addition to its headquarters in Florida, operates a regional development office in New York. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation was created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of individuals and families affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the best hope for a cure.
For more information, please visit: https://www.diabetesresearch.org/about-DRI-Foundation.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Philanthropy Operations, the Philanthropy Writer is responsible for the full range of fund development activities for the organization. These activities include grant writing and reporting with public agencies, private foundations and corporations, and individuals. Specifically, the Writer is responsible for preparing compelling, inspiring solicitation materials for a team of frontline funders—including templated materials and custom proposals upon request. Proposals will include both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects. In addition, the Writer will be called on to assist with submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects. The right candidate must communicate a sincere passion for our mission, working to create donor-centric messaging and collateral.
- Full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and regular written updates (i.e. newsletters) to foundations and corporate partners
- Assist the Prospect Researcher with conducting prospect research to identify and qualify prospective foundations and corporate partners to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
- Collaborate with Finance team and other subject matter experts to compile and maintain a library of frequently requested documents for grant applications
- Collaborate with DRI Liaison team members to gather and validate scientific information, statistics, and data for proposals and reporting
- Serve as a subject matter expert on the team for grant-writing and making a compelling case for support
- Create a library of sample and template proposals for reference by the rest of the team
- Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
- Track statistics relevant to Philanthropy Team and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (visitor number and diversity, educational program attendance, etc.)
How to Apply
Apply Here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/diabetesresearch/jobs/4051047003