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October 2021



Webinar Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

State of the Arts: Education

We invite you to join us for the fourth session in a six-part Learning Series in partnership with the Clare Rose Foundation and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. State of the Arts: Education, will explore how Creative Youth Development programs are meeting this critical moment for young people. The entire educational system has been brought into a new focus and we are at a pivotal waypoint. The disruption in young people’s education during the pandemic…



Webinar Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advocacy 101

Much of our time is spent fine-tuning effective grantmaking and investment practices, but how many of us look at the policies that create a need for grantmaking? This session will explore a powerful tool that is available to you and your grantees/investees: advocacy. While funding can address impacts that have already occurred, changes in public policy yield a new environment that creates opportunity and prevents disproportionate outcomes in people's lives. Simply put, advocacy leverages the impact of available funds so…

November 2021



Webinar Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens | Foundations of Racial Equity Session 5

Organized by: Philanthropy California

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. In order to undo systems of oppression, we need to understand the foundations of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy in our country. We cannot shift systems or our…



Webinar Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Activating Your Endowment for Good

Do you want to make sure that every part of your philanthropic effort moves your mission forward? You know what happens when you contribute funds to nonprofits, but what's going on with the 95% of your money that is wisely invested to drive future grantmaking? Join us to find out how to activate those dollars right alongside charitable donations and grants. We'll hear from funders what internal and external changes are necessary to make sure that your investments are also…

December 2021



Webinar Tuesday, December 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Awake to Woke to Work: A Framework for Racial Equity in Your Organization | FRE Session 6

Organized by: Philanthropy California

This sixth session of the Foundations of Racial Equity series explores Equity in the Center's “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” publication and framework. Equity in the Center’s research is designed to support leaders as they build and expand their organization’s capacity to advance race equity and transform their culture. In these modules, we’ll engage in a critical conversation on the cases, tactics, and tools that will drive action to combat structural racism in the philanthropic…



Webinar Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emerging Initiatives to Build Equitable, Affordable Housing

Organized by: Philanthropy California

An estimated 161,000 unhoused individuals live in California, more than a quarter of the nationwide total (580,000) according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. While the state's acute housing affordability crisis is decades in the making, we are at a tipping point to take the steps necessary to turn the tide. Governor Gavin Newsom's recent California Comeback Plan includes a historic $22 billion worth of investments in affordable housing and other strategies to address homelessness. Join Philanthropy…



Webinar Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Engaging Indigenous Leadership in Climate and Disaster Resilience

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Increasing impacts from climate change are testing the resiliency of Native peoples and cultures throughout the West. This is exacerbated by more than a century of forced displacement and wealth extraction, marginalization through discriminatory policies and institutions, and land mismanagement by government agencies. As sovereign peoples and nations whose waters and lands are integral to their traditions, livelihoods, and well-being, they are the first and most severely affected by both gradual and sudden onset of climate events, such as sea-level…

February 2022



Webinar Tuesday, February 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Operationalizing Racial Equity: Lessons from Multiple Sectors

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) are increasingly important topics of discussion in institutions but where to begin and how to start operationalizing REDI can be overwhelming. Join this program if you are curious about how to implement REDI in your institution and want to learn how others engage in it from the business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors. You’ll hear from the alumni of Racial Equity Action Institute (REAI) and take away some tips, tools, and frameworks to help…

March 2022



Webinar Wednesday, March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Empower 2022: Policy Pathways Toward Guaranteed Income in California

To ensure economic security for Californians, our public safety net needs to evolve, and that means getting serious about unrestricted cash support at the state level. During this legislative cycle, there are many proposals to provide groups of Californians with direct cash supports. From tax credit proposals to reforms in safety net programs, there are critical policy levers California can and should implement now so that all Californians can have the resources needed to live and thrive in the Golden…

April 2022



Webinar Friday, April 1 @ 12:00 pm - Friday, April 29 @ 1:30 pm

ACCM 2022: The Arts Work Webinar Series

Organized by: Californians for the Arts

In 2019, Californians for the Arts (CFTA) successfully campaigned for the state to recognize and celebrate the arts by declaring April as Arts, Culture & Creativity Month (ACCM) through a concurrent resolution passed in the California Senate. In 2021, an additional resolution was declared to recognize artists as second responders. CFTA directs this annual month-long spotlight on the arts to raise visibility and awareness about the value of our sector, to empower arts advocates to take action, and to spur…



Webinar Monday, April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Native American Truth & Healing Convening

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

Please join us on Monday, April 11th, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT for Native American Truth and Healing, a convening designed in partnership with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Office of the Tribal Advisor, Philanthropy California, and the Decolonizing Wealth Project. In this discussion, the Office of the Tribal Advisor will provide a deeper look into California Native history. This session will also include a briefing on the California Truth and Healing Council, and funders will learn…

May 2022



Webinar Wednesday, May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Workplace Equity: A Framework for Building Economic Mobility

Organized by: Bay Area – Asset Funders Network

With a 3.6% unemployment rate, the U.S. economy is clearly recovering from the COVID 19 pandemic at record speeds. However, the economic recovery has shown the impacts of continuing systemic racism and discrimination in the labor market. For many Black men — older and disabled Black men in particular—continue to experience persistent gaps in both employment and economic opportunity. For Black and Latinx women, the employment rate still showed declines of 0.8 and 0.4 percentage points greater, respectively (as of…

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