Who We Are:

The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation established in 1996 whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. We’re changing the narrative around health to ensure health and justice for all. And each day we, along with our community partners, seek ways to improve the state of health in California.

Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, we have regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. We challenge the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. Instead, we believe that health happens in neighborhoods, schools and with prevention.

Our Core Values:

  • We believe every Californian deserves health, wellness and Health.
  • We are committed to diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and transparency.
  • We value youth leadership and champion marginalized voices.
  • We recognize the impact of trauma on both individual and community health outcomes.
  • We value learning through action.

And just as our values drive our work outside of the foundation, our Code of Ethics drives how we conduct ourselves inside the foundation, with the goal of creating a healthy, productive workplace.
For more information on the Endowment, please visit www.calendow.org.

Position Summary:

The California Endowment is seeking a full-time, mission/values-aligned, collaborative, and detail-oriented Grants Analyst to join the Los Angeles-based Grant Operations Department. The Grants Analyst is responsible for the management of an assigned grant portfolio and promotes consistency and collaboration as part of a team-based structure. Working closely with colleagues, the Grants Analyst is expected to identify and address potential concerns and promote efficiencies in the grantmaking process.

The Grants Analyst works in cooperation with Legal, Finance, Communications, Learning/Evaluation, Program, and other staff to ensure that grant and contract awards comply with internal policies and IRS regulations, and that funded projects are in alignment with the mission of The Endowment.

Position Responsibilities:

Grant Management and Administrative Support

  • Participates in interdepartmental, team-based grantmaking activities to conduct proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees
  • Ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures throughout the grant/contract lifecycle
  • Utilizes The Endowment’s Grants Management System (GMS) to ensure quality control and accountability for all grantmaking documentation
  • Prepares the award and amendment documentation for assigned grants/contracts and processes approved scheduled payments
  • Provides the initial review of grant reports and manages grant/contract closures
  • Delivers technical assistance to internal staff, applicants and grantees during all phases of the grantmaking process
  • Provides recommendations when appropriate to improve grantmaking process.
  • Provides back-up to colleagues as appropriate
  • Provides administrative and analytical support and coordination of specific tasks as assigned by the Grant Operations Manager for ongoing or time-limited projects

Note: Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Alignment to the Mission and Culture of The California Endowment

  • Commitment to The Endowment’s mission and core values of equity, fairness and diversity
  • Personal qualities of integrity, respect, professionalism, a capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
  • Must be action-oriented who functions well independently and in teams


  • Proactive and able to self-manage, respect protocols, prioritize work assignments, and adhere to multiple deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, specifically with the ability to manage communications tactfully and professionally with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience utilizing a grants management system as well as various online information research resources and data management tools
  • Detailed knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of office computer applications, including Microsoft Outlook, WebEx, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and PowerPoint
  • A team player with an ability to work in diverse teams with shared responsibilities and accountability
  • Flexible, resourceful, and quick to adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Possesses critical-thinking skills with a proven ability to problem-solve

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Two to five years’ support experience, preferably in grant operations, nonprofit or related institution

Application Process:

Please email your resume to HRresumes@calendow.org and reference “Grants Analyst” in the subject line.

The California Endowment is an equal opportunity employer and
welcomes a diverse candidate pool.