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May 2022



Networking, Partner Event Tuesday, May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Springtime on the Sky Deck: AiPSD Mixer

Organized by: Advisors in Philanthropy San Diego

Springtime on the Sky Deck! Advisors in Philanthropy San Diego invites you to connect with old friends and make new connections at our next networking event on Tuesday, May 24, 4:00-6:00PM.  As philanthropic advisors, we operate in a unique space - helping people manage their wealth and channel their generosity. When we do our work well, our impact grows the field of philanthropy and moves more resources to the nonprofits doing important work every day.   Grow your impact through this…



Funder Meeting Wednesday, May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Financial Education Series ― Unpacking the Form 990: A Closer Look

Organized by: Philanthropy California

In times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for funders to be aware of their grantees’ financial health. The IRS Form 990 is a useful tool to help ensure your organization is meeting not-for-profit requirements and can provide insight into potential upcoming opportunities and challenges. Join Philanthropy California and Moss Adams, for the second part of our Form 990 Education Series. Led by industry professionals Maggie Elliott and Cherie Williams, this webcast will provide an in-depth look at the…



Funder Meeting Thursday, May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

San Diego Food Funders Meeting

The San Diego Food Funders is a Catalyst funder collaborative that supports the creation of an equitable food system by addressing hunger and other challenges. They stay connected to the latest briefings, learning and information on food insecurity in San Diego County. Areas of interest for the collaborative include: Opportunities to leverage public resources (e.g. federal funding for school meals) Addressing operational inefficiencies in agency food acquisition and distribution Supporting agriculture and food-related entrepreneurship Target Audience These meetings are open to all…

June 2022



Funder Meeting Thursday, June 2 @ 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…



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…



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…



Funder Meeting Thursday, June 16 @ 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]



Organized by: The California Policy Forum

Midterm elections are quickly approaching, and California’s new redistricting lines are already having an effect on the voting landscape. How the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors can help voters understand the implications of these changes before they head to the polls, is one of many issues to consider. Grassroots organizations have also been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to try to protect access to safe and secure elections while also helping voters navigate campaign misinformation and disinformation. Join the California Policy…



Funder Meeting Friday, June 24

Do the Work: Border Economy | San Ysidro

Get to know the trans-border economy and communities. More than 40,000 people and millions of dollars of commerce cross the border every day and yet it shows up as a hard-stop to our imagination. Deepen your analysis of how interdependent our region is by visiting key locations and speaking with local stakeholders and experts while also strengthening your relationships with funder colleagues and community-based organizations. We will visit with the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce to hear about how businesses…



Webinar Wednesday, June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Advocacy 101 with the San Diego Women’s Foundation

If you aim to address systemic problems that require public engagement or regulatory changes, then advocacy might be an appropriate vehicle to achieve your charitable priorities. Similarly, if you are passionate about amplifying the voices of vulnerable groups in society, advocacy is an excellent way to advance your cause. Learn how advocacy leverages funding’s impact by addressing policies that create disparities and, ultimately, a need for grantmaking. This session will address a number of frequently heard barriers to advocacy including…



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

Early Childhood Funders Meeting

The Early Childhood Funders seek to motivate a sense of urgency around early childhood needs and bring together philanthropists, investors, and public funding to increase access to high-quality early childhood care and education in the San Diego region. Target Audience This meeting is open to all staff and board of Catalyst member organizations and eligible guests who are interested in funding early childhood needs. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact [email protected] 



Partner Event, Webinar Thursday, June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ensuring Equitable and Sustainable Public Funding: Philanthropy’s Critical Role

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Communities across the country – especially those continuing to struggle with economic and health impacts from the pandemic – are hoping to access part of the billions of dollars in economic recovery dollars deployed to support economic recovery. However, it is groups disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including rural, historically underserved, and BIPOC communities, that need to secure the funding that will have a generational impact on community climate resilience, public health, and other crucial systems. California will receive over…

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