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September 2021

Sep

20

Partner Event Monday, September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

System Change Investing: What, Why, and How?

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Registration is closed for this event. If you are interested in attending, please contact [email protected] How can institutions and individuals go beyond conventional investing and rethink how investment decisions can better address complex problems such as income inequality and climate change on a deep, systemic level? Join us to hear from leading thinkers and authors at the frontier of investing and impact who will introduce the concept of system-level investing, and share context, tools, and approaches for the California philanthropic…

Sep

22

Webinar Wednesday, September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

State of the Arts: Health & Wellness

We invite you to join us for the third 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. We’ll explore and learn with national, regional, and local thought leaders about how arts and culture are key drivers in creating healthier communities through cross-sector collaborations and about cutting-edge philanthropic research that prove the ways arts and culture produce positive health outcomes individually and in communities. During…

Sep

28

Conference Tuesday, September 28 @ 9:30 am - Thursday, September 30 @ 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

Oct

5

Webinar Tuesday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Scaling the Use of Loan Guarantees in Impact Investing

The session will demystify the perceived challenges to implementing loan guarantees, such as sourcing opportunities, conducting due diligence, and structuring the deal. The goal is to highlight strategies that utilize partnerships and collaborations with other funders or intermediaries to inspire investments from those who might be hesitant without a guarantee in place. If you're curious about harnessing the power of guarantees to support communities - alongside grants or direct investments - this session is for you. This is the third…

Oct

6

Webinar Wednesday, October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Investment Strategies to Address Climate Change in California

Organized by: Philanthropy California

In California, heatwaves are becoming more common, snow is melting earlier in spring, and in the southern region, less rain is falling. The state's climate is changing drastically. These changes are likely to further decrease the supply of water, increase the risk of wildfires, and threaten coastal development and ecosystems, impacting the health, livelihoods, and futures of residents across the state. It will require substantive changes to protect what we have today and preserve our natural resources for future generations.…

Oct

7

Partner Event Thursday, October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Addressing Drought Relief and Water Resilience California

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Unprecedented levels of drought continue to plague California and show no signs of slowing down. These historic consequences not only signal the impacts of a changing climate, but also point to the continued over-subscription of available water resources and underscore the importance of directing strategies and funding towards long-term drought response and resilience. Communities across the State are being forced to contend with dire water shortages, drying wells and reservoirs, agriculture and infrastructure challenges, and more, many of which disproportionately…

Oct

7

Funder Meeting Thursday, October 7 @ 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…

Oct

7

Partner Event Thursday, October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding Violence and Prevention During a Pandemic

Organized by: Hope and Heal Fund

Join Hope and Heal Fund and Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) for a webinar to discuss their new and upcoming publication titled “Understanding Violence and Prevention During a Pandemic.” The study, part of a larger collaboration between BMSG and the Hope and Heal Fund, revealed several promising findings: News coverage of gun violence, including police violence, is on the rise; Reporters are increasingly identifying the role of racism in perpetuating violence, with 25% of articles about police violence mentioning “racism”…

Oct

7

Funder Meeting Thursday, October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Health Funders in San Diego & Imperial County

After conversations with numerous San Diego and Imperial regional funders about health and health equity, it was clear there is a desire to understand the landscape of others funding in this area to find opportunities to grow and coordinate efforts. Catalyst is pleased to host this gathering to connect and explore what future dialogue might entail. Participants are invited to share ideas and opportunities, identify challenges we might tackle together, and raise general awareness of the health funding landscape. Participating…

Oct

12

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

Oct

14

Funder Meeting Thursday, October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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]

Oct

14

Partner Event Thursday, October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Guaranteed Income: Moving from Pilots to Policy

Millions of Americans are already living paycheck to paycheck without sufficient liquid resources that can be quickly converted into cash to deal with financial shocks. In fact, prior to the pandemic, nearly 40 percent of Americans did not have enough savings on hand to cover a $400 emergency. COVID-19 has exposed long-standing racial and economic inequities that have been left unaddressed. One solution that has gained enormous attention in recent years is a guaranteed basic income. In fact in the…

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