Temporary Donor Services Associate - Grants

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



2440 W. El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View
United States



Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking several skilled individuals to join a fast paced team providing high volume grants processing and support during the community foundation’s peak season. This team, within the donor engagement and services division, is responsible for the integrity of each transaction, verifying grantee information, entering data and preparing grant award letters.

Reporting to the donor services officer, the donor services temporary associate - grants is responsible for enabling a world-class donor experience through timely grant processing, ensuring grant compliance and accuracy and providing exceptional customer service for colleagues and grantees.

Length of the temporary assignment is from mid October through the end of December 2018.


Enter grant data and constituent information into enterprise systems ensuring timely and accurate daily processing.

Conduct due diligence and verify the compliance and data integrity of grant transactions.

Create and maintain data files and logs.

Provide timely, responsive and professional customer service throughout SVCF.

Prepare grant award letters, grant agreements and other correspondence, verifying they are accurate before mailing.

Additional hours will be required due to the high volume of transactions during peak season.

Assist with special projects and other duties as needed.


Prior experience with grants processing or other relevant work experience is preferred.

A high degree of flexibility and ability to re-prioritize as client needs change.

Aptitude to think critically and creatively.

Attention to detail and proven ability to perform tasks independently with a high degree of accuracy.

Accepts responsibility and follows through on assignments.

Demonstrates capacity to multitask in a fast-paced environment, stay organized and proactively manage workflow to meet deadlines.

Ability and willingness to work effectively with diverse groups of people and in a multicultural team environment.

Ability to learn new systems quickly; database experience, particularly GrantedGE and Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Strong computer skills with experience in Word, Excel and Outlook.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong sense of office protocol and discretion.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities.


Submit a resume with cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Application deadline: open until filled.

Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more atsiliconvalleycf.org

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Submit a resume with cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Silicon Valley Community Foundation.