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April 2021



Conference, Partner Event Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

SCG Policy Conference: Build Anew

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

Join Southern California Grantmakers for two mornings exploring the policy and advocacy actions needed to combat the challenges of a generation and maximize lessons learned from listening deeply, building power, and meeting the social justice movements of 2020. Our country faces a set of multidimensional and interrelated crises — the Covid-19 pandemic, racial and economic injustice, and the urgency of climate change — which demand cohesive and dynamic policy responses. With a new federal administration and major government budget deficits,…

September 2021



Conference Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 9:30 am - Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

SoCal Grantmakers 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

The SoCal Grantmakers 2021 Annual Conference will occur virtually during two half days on Tuesday, September 28th from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and Thursday, September 30th from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST. Rise Up: Closing the Racial Wealth Divide is an invitation for funders to confront the wide and persistent racial wealth gap in the United States that has prevented Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color from building generational wealth and achieving economic prosperity. The racial…

October 2021



Conference Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

2021 Corporate Philanthropy Institute

Organized by: Northern California Grantmakers

The world is different. We've collectively gone through a shutdown of our everyday lives, ongoing threats to our democracy, expanding divisiveness in our communities, and racial injustice and inequity lay bare. As we rush back to normalcy, this experience offers an opportunity to address the challenges and significant issues we bore witness to over the last year — the opportunity to advance systemic change for our communities and tackle the issues that have plagued our country for generations. There is…

November 2021



Conference Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

2021 Catalyst Annual Conference

All In

Registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. As we take intrepid steps forward into a world forever changed, All In examines the skill sets and mindsets being embraced by a wave of leaders who are collectively weaving a new story for our region. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) President and CEO Marcus Walton will set the stage with insights from leading an international community of 6,000+ funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice. In the way…

March 2022



Conference, Partner Event Monday, March 14 - Wednesday, March 16

The Funders Network’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment

Organized by: The Funders Network

Registration is open for The Funders Network’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment, scheduled for March 14-16 in San Diego! The Funders Network (TFN) — a robust network of more than 170 grantmaking institutions, including place-based and community foundations as well as state, regional and national funders — works to expand learning, foster collaboration and catalyze action that moves our communities toward environmental, economic and racial justice. TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference will take place at the US Grant Hotel in…

April 2022



Conference Tuesday, April 19 - Thursday, April 21

SoCal Grantmakers’ 2022 Virtual Policy Conference

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

SCG's 2022 Virtual Policy Conference: Power Building for Systems Change Black, Indigenous, and other movement leaders of color — historically and especially in the past few years — have shown us their power to pave the way toward an inclusive and equitable democracy. Marginalized communities are best positioned to push for the most meaningful systems and policy change. As philanthropy increasingly engages in public policy and advocacy, how can we holistically support an ecosystem that empowers community to ensure lasting…

June 2022



Conference Tuesday, June 7 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, June 9 @ 2:00 pm

Family Philanthropy Conference: Navigating Transitions, Redefining Traditions

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

Many Family Foundations are at a crossroads today — torn between their legacies and values and who they are being called to be in a rapidly changing world. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a multitude of transitions occur in family philanthropy: assets are increasing significantly upon the death of a founder, leadership is experiencing burnout, and younger generations feel excluded from decision-making power. And, more than ever, philanthropy is urged to think differently about its practices in favor of grantmaking that…

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