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 … Continue reading Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 6: Awake to Woke to Work – A Framework for Racial Equity in Your Organization
From funding essentials to urgent issue briefings – and everywhere in between – Catalyst events foster brave spaces to learn, push boundaries and grow together.
Third Thursday's are back! Join us for Catalyst’s first Third Thursday of the year. What’s that, you say? Third (Thirsty) Impact Thursday is our impact investing happy hour where we gather folks to hear about the latest in the field from a leader in the space and connect with one another. This series of impact … Continue reading Third Thirsty Impact Thursday
Along with all the educational content we have coming at you this year, we also want to have a space to connect and hear what you’re up to. At Let’s Talk About It, our new monthly series of virtual, members-only chats, we’ll be providing space to hear what you’re up to and learn about what … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It!
Small foundations have the unique ability to create bold and innovative approaches to social impact. This event will provide a space for thought-provoking discussions on redefining risk, funding new areas, and working on necessary, but uncertain projects. Join us on to connect with like-minded peers who understand the challenges, rewards, and nuances of small organizations. … Continue reading Bold Action, Small Foundations
With so many ways to give back – community foundations, family foundations, corporate funders, giving circles – it can be hard to understand the differences between these various vehicles of philanthropy. That’s why we’ve brought together four experts from the field to share their experiences and insights from their unique areas of philanthropy. Join us … Continue reading The Art of Giving: Understanding Different Forms of Philanthropy
Our region and state are undergoing profound demographic changes that significantly impact who holds and wields political power. BIPOC organizers and movement leaders have achieved a wave of recent victories with local elections of community-centered leaders and the passage of equity-driven policies representative of a new generation of public officials. Change, however, is often met … Continue reading SCG 2023 Policy Conference – REIMAGINE: Multiracial Democracy
Join the next in-person network-wide gathering for the Climate Funders’ Collaborative (Baja/Imperial/San Diego Region), where you’ll have an opportunity to connect with funders and take a deeper dive into issues related to creating inclusive, climate-oriented communities. Attendees will visit Barrio Logan to learn more about an exciting Transformative Climate Communities application being put together by … Continue reading Transforming Climate Communities: Collaborative Work and Funding in Barrio Logan
Have you considered ways to expand your philanthropic impact beyond grants? Program Related Investments (PRIs) are one highly versatile investment strategy that private foundations and public charities can use to advance charitable missions. Through PRIs, funders can leverage a greater percentage philanthropic assets toward achieving social impact goals, including in years when investment portfolios generate … Continue reading Program Related Investments 101
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project will be hosting a six-part webinar series addressing common questions, clarifying misconceptions, and exploring ways to overcome obstacles in implementing trust-based philanthropy. Learn more about what will be included in each session here. Trust-based philanthropy is a philosophy and approach rooted in values of relationship-building, mutual learning, and systemic equity – … Continue reading Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy – Session #1: Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Mean Unconditional Trust?
As part of Catalyst’s flagship Fundamentals skills-building series, Grantmaking 101 introduces new foundation and corporate philanthropy staff to core grantmaking competencies through an equity lens. Participants gain a fundamental understanding of both the practicalities and nuances of effective grantmaking, including: The processes underpinning grant applications, RFPs, grant agreements, and reporting; Options for structuring applications/grants and … Continue reading Fundamentals: Grantmaking 101
In 2019 Stockton SEED was the first ever Mayoral led city-wide guaranteed income pilot in the country, eventually leading to the creation of Mayor’s for Guaranteed Income (MGI). Now numbering over 100+ cities around the country MGI helped catalyze the newly formed Counties for Guaranteed Income (CGI), which will work at the county level across … Continue reading Guaranteed Income: A Roadmap to Policy Solutions for California
A Day in the Life of a Submariner: Childcare and Mental Health Challenges Among Military Families Deadline to register is Monday, April 10th! Come join us for a unique military immersion experience where you will get the opportunity to hear directly from active-duty military personnel and families on the important topic areas of mental health … Continue reading Do the Work: Military Families