Philanthropy Now podcast: Twenty years of community impact

Vice President of Community Impact Manuel Santamaria has worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for more than 20 years, joining SVCF's predecessor, the Peninsula Community Foundation, in 1999 as a program officer.

In this episode, Manny sits down with Senior Vice President of Public Policy Gina Dalma to share some of his career highlights, philanthropy trends he is seeing, learning opportunities and what keeps him energized after two decades in the field.

In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Gina D. Dalma, Senior Vice President of Public Policy,
and Manuel J. Santamaria, Vice President of Community Impact.


What you will learn:

  • Mistakes Manny has made as a grantmaker and what he learned from them.
  • His thoughts on using technology to drive social impact and expedite services.
  • How SVCF’s immigration grantmaking strategy has evolved to better serve our communities.
  • His advice for young professionals entering the field of philanthropy.

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