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March 2021

Mar

26

March 1st marked the beginning of California’s transition to a Third Party Administrator (TPA), Blue Shield of California, to manage vaccine administration statewide. As this transition occurs, public-private partnerships will become more crucial than ever. Join us to hear from Blue Shield directly about their work, and to hear from state leaders on how they plan to coordinate with the TPA and continue to center equity in this next phase of vaccine distribution. Speakers will highlight key opportunities for philanthropy,…

Mar

30

Trust-based philanthropy is anchored in an understanding of power and privilege, historical and systemic racism and structural oppression, and how these shape people’s realities in profoundly different ways. As grantmakers, we have a responsibility to confront the reality that philanthropy originated from and has often contributed to systemic inequities, both in the ways wealth is accumulated and its dissemination is controlled. While these discussions may be challenging and difficult, this type of self-reflection is fundamental to the work of trust-based…

April 2021

Apr

1

Funder Meeting Thursday, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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…

Apr

2

Funder Meeting Friday, April 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Corporate Philanthropy Session

Over the past year, different sectors, including corporate philanthropy, are earnestly attempting to align themselves with the reality that racial equity must be prioritized to address existing conditions that perpetuate inequities. However, many organizations are finding it challenging to identify where to begin. How can we move beyond releasing statements for racial equity and back up those statements with actions? Join us for a session on centering racial equity in corporate social responsibility. You’ll hear insights and ideas on the…

Apr

7

Organized by: Southern California Grantmakers

Join Southern California Grantmakers in partnership with Moss Adams for an informative conversation that explores important tax updates from the US Department of the Treasury, Congress, and the IRS regarding implications for tax-exempt organizations. CPA’s Lauren Haverlock and Ryan Stedman will address the changing tax landscape and provide insight into COVID-19 relief initiatives, potential changes under President Biden’s administration, congressional guidance, and several other key topics, including: IRS workplan and strategies for 2021 The continued effects of 2017 tax reform…

Apr

8

Funder Meeting Thursday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Early Childhood Funders Meeting: Mental Health Support for Mothers & Children

Learn more about the need and opportunity to provide mental health support to mothers and children. This session invites you to a conversation with Lily Valmidiano & Pradeep Gidwani from the County of San Diego's Healthy Development Services and Sahra Abdi from United Women of East Africa who will discuss how supports to mothers can lead to better outcomes for children, families, and community. This meeting is hosted by the Early Childhood Funders who seek to motivate a sense of…

Apr

8

Partner Event Thursday, April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Humanitarian Crises Around the World

Natural disasters have a way of grabbing media attention and the public’s interest. The visuals of people wading through chest-deep water or picking up the pieces of tornado-ravaged homes are eye-catching. They draw attention and money from philanthropy and everyday donors. However, there are numerous forgotten emergencies and hidden crises worldwide, especially last year as the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed other disasters. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is hosting a webinar to look at some of the complex humanitarian emergencies…

Apr

9

In philanthropy, ‘grassroots’ is often equated with ‘community’ and with ‘small-scale’. Grassroots solutions do come from the community, but they are not often small. And because grassroots solutions come from the people most impacted by the problem they seek to solve, they can be more effective and holistic in the problems they address. As communities around California, the nation, and the world are facing increasing impacts and threats from the climate crisis, funders have a unique opportunity to invest in…

Apr

13

Partner Event Tuesday, April 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

COVID-19 and Systemic Inequality: Community-led Lessons for Funders

Please join us to discuss a new report that focuses on the systemic inequalities that – while magnified during COVID-19 – have always been a reality for marginalized populations, including, but not limited to, those living with or at risk of HIV. Report excerpt: “Our grantees had added stress – immeasurable stress.  Living in a nightmarish situation, especially if they were working with immigrants worried that ICE would be looking for them, then overlay police brutality…Staff was getting COVID, dealing…

Apr

13

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

SCG Policy Conference: Build Anew

Organized by: Southern California 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,…

Apr

15

Employee ownership is an evidenced-based wealth generation tool for frontline workers and their families, and a powerful tool to build an inclusive economy. Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Project Equity and Mission Driven Finance will discuss their partnership to expand employee ownership models for small businesses with majority BIPOC employees through its impact investment portfolio. Hear about why they have made this investment, how it addresses pressing worker and small business needs, and how this could be replicable to other communities across the state. Learn about some…

Apr

16

In philanthropy, ‘grassroots’ is often equated with ‘community’ and with ‘small-scale’. Grassroots solutions do come from the community, but they are not often small. And because grassroots solutions come from the people most impacted by the problem they seek to solve, they can be more effective and holistic in the problems they address. As communities around California, the nation, and the world are facing increasing impacts and threats from the climate crisis, funders have a unique opportunity to invest in…

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