Maya Visvanathan

Officer, Donor Services, Grants

As a senior grants associate, Maya is responsible for managing grant processing, serving as a liaison between Grants and the rest of the community foundation for cross-departmental projects, and responding to and triaging inquiries directed to the Grants Administration unit. She also conducts due diligence outreach to ensure each grant is compliant with IRS tax laws, performs data analysis to track grants moving through the community foundation, and provides support for customized philanthropy services. 
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Maya graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in communication and spent a year with Cengage Learning’s content team. Her primary background is in nonprofit and philanthropy efforts, working for the American Red Cross’s national marketing team throughout college as well as pushing to increase sustainability at the university level.
Born and raised in Los Altos, California, Maya enjoys kayaking, reading, finding new vista points, and cheering on Bay Area sports teams.