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June 2022

Jun

16

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]

Jun

23

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…

Jun

24

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…

Jun

29

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…

Jun

30

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] 

Jun

30

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…

July 2022

Jul

7

Funder Meeting Thursday, July 7 @ 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…

Jul

21

Funder Meeting Thursday, July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

STEAM Funders Meeting

The STEAM Funders support education and training that contributes to a workforce pipeline trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with strong creativity and interpersonal skills. Established in July 2016, the STEAM Funders collaborative at Catalyst maintains strong connections to the San Diego STEM Ecosystem Initiative spearheaded by Fleet Science Center and also explores other opportunities to contribute to this field. This collaborative focuses on building opportunities for women/girls and students of color and advancing digital equity. Target Audience This meeting is…

Jul

27

Webinar Wednesday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scaling the Power of Guarantees

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Join Philanthropy California to discuss the use of guarantees in impact investing and learn more about the Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP). Financial guarantees are an evolving tool for philanthropies looking to back mission-aligned projects normally beyond the scope of traditional finance. How can foundations leverage their balance sheets to accelerate community investments? The Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP) is a first of its kind platform allowing guarantors to combine resources and expertise by establishing a single, one-stop-shop for intermediary…

August 2022

Aug

2

Partner Event Tuesday, August 2 @ 9:30 am - Tuesday, August 16 @ 12:00 pm

Foundations of Racial Equity 2022 | Session 2: Racism and the Economy – Understanding Racial Capitalism

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…

Aug

4

Funder Meeting Thursday, August 4 @ 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…

Aug

11

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

Beyond the typical grant: Alternative ways to fund disasters

Organized by: Center for Disaster Philanthropy

In U.S. philanthropy, funders usually focus on making grants to organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax designation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Yet, there are many other ways to fund domestically and internationally. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to help foundations, corporations and individual donors explore non-501(c)(3) organizations and the different ways to support them beyond traditional grantmaking. We will delve into supporting U.S. organizations that have other IRS designations, funding grassroots organizations and supporting local…

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