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June 2022

Jun

17

Partner Event Friday, June 17 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, October 20 @ 11:30 am

Trust-Based Philanthropy Peer Learning Exchanges

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Registration deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022! We're excited to announce the launch of two peer learning exchanges created by Philanthropy CA and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project! Over the past two years, we've partnered to provide learning opportunities to the philanthropy community across California to support further adoption of trust-based approaches in grantmaking. We're excited to share the next iteration of those efforts. One cohort will be focused on Executives (decision-makers, including trustees); the other will be focused on grantee engagement staff (those…

July 2022

Jul

7

Funder Meeting Thursday, July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Funders Together to End Homelessness Meeting

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD) is a collaborative of individual, public and private funders that explore and invest in effective systems change and services to end homelessness in San Diego County. The group is fiscally sponsored by Catalyst. FTEHSD’s goal is to build a San Diego County collaborative of funders who are committed to solving homelessness through leadership, education, and advocacy; strategic collaboration, alignment and focus of resources; and effective promotion and replication of evidence-based practices in our…

Jul

12

Funder Meeting Tuesday, July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Arts and Intersections Funders Collaborative

The Arts and Intersections Funder Collaborative is a new initiative will be the gathering place for those working in the arts and arts-related philanthropy in San Diego County, Imperial County, and the Baja California region. This grew out of a year long series pilot program on the arts at the intersection of community and social justice. This collaborative of funders aims to continue the work of connecting and creating synergies among philanthropy, government, public policy, public education, social justice, and…

Jul

21

Funder Meeting Thursday, July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

STEAM Funders Meeting

The STEAM Funders support education and training that contributes to a workforce pipeline trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with strong creativity and interpersonal skills. Established in July 2016, the STEAM Funders collaborative at Catalyst maintains strong connections to the San Diego STEM Ecosystem Initiative spearheaded by Fleet Science Center and also explores other opportunities to contribute to this field. This collaborative focuses on building opportunities for women/girls and students of color and advancing digital equity. Target Audience This meeting is…

Jul

21

Networking Thursday, July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

July’s Third Impact Thursday

Mark your calendars for the next Third (Thirsty) Impact Thursday, Catalyst's impact investing happy hour! We gather folks to hear about the latest in the field from a leader in the space and to connect with one another. You will have opportunities to stimulate thinking about what you can do to get more involved in impact investing this year. Whether you’re an impact investor or simply curious about knowing more, this is the event for you. Safety Protocols With the…

Jul

27

Webinar Wednesday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scaling the Power of Guarantees

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Join Philanthropy California to discuss the use of guarantees in impact investing and learn more about the Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP). Financial guarantees are an evolving tool for philanthropies looking to back mission-aligned projects normally beyond the scope of traditional finance. How can foundations leverage their balance sheets to accelerate community investments? The Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP) is a first of its kind platform allowing guarantors to combine resources and expertise by establishing a single, one-stop-shop for intermediary…

Jul

28

Thursday, July 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do the Work: Military Families

Deadline to register is July 20, 2022! Come join us on a unique military immersion experience where you will get the opportunity to hear directly from military leaders and families on the important topic areas of mental health and child care. During the field trip, you will visit a local military installation, tour an operational unit, and join a roundtable of military personnel in a robust conversation about the unique challenges faced by military families. Site visits are in partnership…

August 2022

Aug

2

Partner Event Tuesday, August 2 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, August 16 @ 12:00 pm

Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 2: Racism and the Economy – Understanding Racial Capitalism

Organized by: Philanthropy California

About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you…

Aug

11

Funder Meeting Thursday, August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

STEAM Funders Meeting

This is a meeting of the STEAM Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. STEAM funder meetings are open to all staff, trustees, and donors of Catalyst member organizations and eligible guests who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all Catalyst events. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact [email protected]

Aug

26

When you think about the solution to poverty do you wonder about people’s ability to pay for their basic needs and what would happen if rent and food were not a struggle? Then this session is for you. We’ll spend time with the Black Women’s Resilience Project and other partners who are testing in San Diego a proven model that provides regular income supplements to families that allow them to focus on school, work, and wealth-building activities that allow them…

September 2022

Sep

27

Partner Event Tuesday, September 27 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 3: Healing Justice – An Integral Approach to Advancing Racial Equity

Organized by: Philanthropy California

About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you…

November 2022

Nov

9

Partner Event Wednesday, November 9 @ 1:30 pm - Wednesday, November 16 @ 4:00 pm

Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 4: Advancing Equity through Organizational Culture and Operations

Organized by: Philanthropy California

About the Series Anti-Black racism and white supremacy are embedded in philanthropy and in our institutions, often invisible to the majority of us, even as we work with intention towards equity and justice. As change agents within philanthropy, we are stretching to become our best selves, rise to the moment, and progress toward racial equity. Foundations of Racial Equity is a space for guidance and fellowship on the path to racial justice. Wherever you are on your journey, we invite you…

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