There is a trend of job-description-based resumes these days and every candidate tries to build a resume mentioning duties and responsibilities held in a certain role. But, in order to be noticed, either a section of accomplishments should be added to support responsibilities.

If it’s been long time since you last revised your grant writer resume, then it’s definitely time to amend it, making it achievement based instead of description based using the sample below.


Grant Writer Resume Sample


Samuel Mason

600N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 78303
(009) 444-6666, samuel @ email . com


A resourceful, creative GRANT WRITER with 6+ years’ experience in similar capacity. Effective communicational and PR management skills. Assets include: proposal development, client communication and targeted fundraising within allotted timelines. Track record of writing grant proposals, reports, and associated correspondence for private organizations and government entities.


✔ Prospect research✔ Fundraising✔ Budget management
✔ Submission calendaring✔ Project prioritization✔ Funds acknowledgement
✔ Conducting research✔ Program development✔ Database management


Grant Writer | FHL, Phoenix, AZ | April 2010 – Present

Key Achievements:
• Secured a valuable fund of 50 K for construction purposes of the recreation facility utilizing unparalleled persuasive skills and effective PR
• Translated the company policy into compelling literatures sent out to prospective funders that enhanced annual grants ratio by 25%

• Participate in field visits and program meetings to establish in depth understanding of the project and communicate the same to potential sponsors/ funding parties
• Report regularly to the director regarding funding appeals made and responses obtained
• Maintain a pool of contacts and develop productive relationships with prospective funders
• Develop proposals with budget frames and communicate the same convincingly to potential funders

Grant Writer | Child Mind Institute, Phoenix, AZ | May 2007 – March 2010

Key Achievements:
• Effectively matched CMI’s goals to grant opportunities and successfully raised the funding needed for mental health care campaign, 2009
• Identified key leads for various program support operations and facilitated the staff by pointing out specific relevant funding opportunities
• Marketed the successful funded projects effectively, projecting the funding parties favorably, leading to a massive enhancement in future funding by the target sponsors

• Developed and wrote grant proposals for various foundations
• Created and submitted grant requests made using letters, proposals and presentations
• Communicated FHL’s mission to potential funding parties persuasively


Volunteer Fundraiser | Youth health Organization, Phoenix, AZ | Summer 2006


BS, Public Administration | Nexus College, Phoenix, AZ | 2007