Today our host is Manuel Santamaria, our Vice President of Grantmaking and Special Initiatives. In the first half of the episode, Manuel describes the grantmaking process that has served SVCF well over the past ten years. He outlines the four "buckets" we aim to serve - economic security, building strong communities, education, and immigration. Manuel also talks about how the grantmaking process is going to change in light of our milestone tenth anniversary.
Manuel then welcomes Valerie Cuevas onto the show to talk about the special anniversary grants we will be awarding throughout the year. Valerie is a Senior Program Officer and the leader of our ten-year anniversary request for grant proposals. Valerie talks about why we're focusing on innovative ideas with our anniversary grants, and puts out the call to anyone with a big idea to apply for one. We pride ourselves on supporting organizations that impact the community in a positive manner by thinking outside the box, and these grants carry on that tradition.
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