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June 2021

Jun

11

Webinar Friday, June 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

Jun

11

Partner Event Friday, June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Philanthropy at The State Capitol

Please join Philanthropy California for this years’ virtual Philanthropy at the State Capitol event. Our convening is a unique opportunity to connect policymakers and philanthropy across the State. Join us to learn about philanthropy and opportunities to partner together on critical issues impacting our state, particularly as we all work together to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event consists of two sessions held on the same day. The convening is sure to provide value to our elected officials…

Jun

15

Partner Event Tuesday, June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It

Join Catalyst, Asset Funders Network, and Economic Opportunity Funders for a conversation designed to deepen funder’s understanding of the intersectional/intergenerational issues related to the care economy and lift up key public policies while providing innovative strategies and opportunities for greater funder collaboration to build an equitable care infrastructure. The care economy—historically undervalued and underfunded—is an intersectional and intergenerational issue encompassing childcare, early childhood education, home-based care for older adults and people with disabilities as well as the caregivers who provide…

Jun

16

Every ten years, California adjusts the boundaries of political districts throughout the state to reflect new demographic shifts revealed by data from the Census. With the passage of Proposition 11 — the Voters FIRST Act — in 2008, our state’s redistricting process has been led by an independent panel of 14 citizen commissioners who “redraw the lines” of state and federal political representation every ten years. These decisions shape how our communities are represented, how our public officials are held…

Jun

16

Funder Meeting Wednesday, June 16 @ 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 If you require any accommodations to…

Jun

17

Webinar Thursday, June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

June’s Third Thirsty Impact Thursday

Catalyst is getting the band back together with Third Thirsty Impact Thursdays' return on June 17! It's five o'clock somewhere, which is why we're returning for a virtual happy hour to talk about Program-Related Investments. Our light program will include brief opening remarks followed by small group discussions to connect with peers, all while relaxing from the comfort of home. Mark your calendars to join our session led by Lee Barken, CPA, LEED-AP, Chief Community Officer at CollectiveSun, LLC. Lee…

Jun

18

Webinar Friday, June 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Refresh

Current conditions continue to place enormous demands on us. Still, we have cause for hope: bold new leadership in many places, budgetary step stones toward a just recovery, and a rising tide of action to disrupt systemic racism. Now, as always, we are each asked to bring clarity, generosity, and courage to our efforts to heal, reimagine, and rebuild toward large-scale change. We are invited to make space, in the midst of urgency, to notice more, re-vision priorities, reconnect with…

Jun

22

California's economy will recover faster than the U.S. post-pandemic, strengthened by the entrepreneurial spirit in the state; technology, entertainment, and logistics industries, and; the development of inland areas, including the Imperial, San Joaquin, and Central valleys (UCLA Anderson Forecast, April 2021). The promise of a quick recovery cannot overshadow the potential for many people across the state to be left out of economic advancement. How can impact investors support a resilient recovery for all Californians? Join us for a discussion…

Jun

23

The harsh and punitive practices that inform America’s criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems have roots in white supremacy, with immigrant communities and communities of color often pitted against each other. Join this webinar, hosted by our partner Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, to learn how narrative and organizing strategies are advancing shared liberation and how philanthropy can support these efforts. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this program, please contact melissa@catalystsd.org. Speakers Mizue Aizeki, Interim Executive…

Jun

24

Partner Event Thursday, June 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

2021 Summer Nonprofit Governance Symposium

Organized by: The Nonprofit Institute

The Nonprofit Institute's 2021 Summer Symposium is centered on Restoring, Rebuilding, and Reconnecting as we venture into a new era of nonprofit governance in San Diego. As the pandemic comes to a close, its impact may remain for years to come. ​How do we make sure nonprofit organizations are best positioned to reopen and reengage?​​ To describe what we have been through is next to impossible. What we know is that nonprofit boards will play a central role in between…

Jun

25

Funding for community-based programs for climate and disaster resilience relies on information about who is at risk and who is impacted. Existing data on health and socioeconomic risks of and impacts, especially data that reflect the experiences of socially marginalized populations, are often missing or not collected, resulting in climate and disaster narratives and resourcing efforts that often overlook their voices and needs. As extreme climate events, such as heatwaves, droughts, and wildfires are expected to be more frequent and…

Jun

25

Funder Meeting Friday, June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Status of Youth Homelessness

What is the status of youth homelessness in San Diego? How has the pandemic affected youth? Over the past several years, providers and advocates who serve homeless youth have coordinated efforts through the San Diego Youth Homelessness Consortium (SDYHC) and worked together on the region’s Coordinated Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness. Join us for a discussion with the co-chairs of the SDYHC about the state of youth homelessness and the region’s Coordinated Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness. Target…

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