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Climate Funders’ Collaborative Network-Wide Gathering

Organized by: Smart Growth California

The Climate Funders Collaborative Steering Committee (Baja/Imperial/San Diego Region) invites you to the next network-wide, in-person gathering on July 12th, from noon to 3 pm at the University of San Diego. At this gathering, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with funders engaged in climate-related issues and take a deeper dive into topics related to creating inclusive, climate-oriented … Continue reading Climate Funders’ Collaborative Network-Wide Gathering

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Join the UC Merced Community and Labor Center for a full day, in-person only funders' tour of communities in the Tulare Basin on Wednesday July 13, 2023 as a follow-up to Philanthropy California’s Virtual Funders Briefing. The Tulare Basin stretches across parts of Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Kings counties. It notably includes the resurrected Tulare … Continue reading From Crisis to Action: Mobilizing for Equity, Resilience, and Recovery in Rural and Farmworker Communities: In Person Central Valley Tour


Summer Member Social!

Are you ready to kick off the summer season and build your social impact connections? We certainly are! Join us for the Catalyst Summer Social to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals in the philanthropy space. Enjoy the serene indoor/outdoor space at Hera Hub - La Jolla as we chat over light bites and refreshing … Continue reading Summer Member Social!

Organized by: Philanthropy California

Over the next 20 years in the U.S., $35–70 trillion in wealth will transfer from one generation to another in the largest generational wealth transfer in history, mostly moving within wealthy white families. The policies that make possible this protection and accumulation of wealth are situated within the legacy of land theft, genocide of Native … Continue reading Liberating Wealth for Racial & Relational Repair Series | Part 2: Drawing the Line to Impact: Foundation Grantees Speak Out

Funder Meeting

Fundamentals: Financial Statements and 990s

Organized by: Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

If you are a funder looking to enhance your financial literacy and gain valuable insights into the financial health of potential grantees, this is the session for you!  This in-person Fundamentals series program will provide attendees with essential skills to navigate financial statements and 990 forms effectively, enabling one to make informed decisions when considering … Continue reading Fundamentals: Financial Statements and 990s

Organized by: Trust-Based Philanthropy

The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project will be hosting a six-part webinar series addressing common questions, clarifying misconceptions, and exploring ways to overcome obstacles in implementing trust-based philanthropy. Learn more about what will be included in each session here. Trust-based philanthropy is a philosophy and approach rooted in values of relationship-building, mutual learning, and systemic equity – … Continue reading Demystifying Trust-Based Philanthropy – Session #6: What Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Have to Do With Racial Equity?

Funders Together Presents: Vienna Social Housing

Organized by: Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

California is grappling with a severe housing crisis: even individuals not currently facing homelessness are experiencing rent burdens. At Funders Together to End Homelessness, we know that permanent housing represents the key solution to homelessness. To effectively address this issue, it is imperative to significantly increase investment in affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals. … Continue reading Funders Together Presents: Vienna Social Housing


CA Policy Forum: State of the Economy and Safety Net Tax Policies

Organized by: CalNonprofits

With economic uncertainty looming and massive state revenue shortfalls, the California Policy Forum will turn its attention to the importance of tax-based safety net programs in supporting so many California families. While philanthropy and nonprofits tend to focus on health and human services, we can end up neglecting the powerful tax policies that affect poverty … Continue reading CA Policy Forum: State of the Economy and Safety Net Tax Policies

Partner Event

Disaster Case Management: Navigating Recovery One Person at a Time

Organized by: Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Oftentimes, disaster-affected families and individuals face a long, complex and arduous recovery process. They need an advocate within the community to help them navigate and access all available resources. Disaster case management (DCM), which enables and empowers local communities to work directly with disaster-affected families and individuals to determine and address specific needs, is essential … Continue reading Disaster Case Management: Navigating Recovery One Person at a Time


Funders Briefing on Affirmative Action

Organized by: SoCal Grantmakers

As we continue to learn more about the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, there are many unanswered questions regarding the broad reach of this decision on higher education and other sectors.  Join us to hear from education leaders who are learning and responding to this decision. They will provide a deep dive into what … Continue reading Funders Briefing on Affirmative Action

Organized by: Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties

This is a meeting of the Binational Migration Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. These meetings are open to all staff, trustees, and donors of Catalyst member organizations and eligible guests who are interested in binational migration issues. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and … Continue reading Binational Migration Funders Meeting

Partner Event

National Nonprofit Day!

Organized by: NPSolutions

Join NPSolutions to celebrate all the work that Nonprofit Heroes do to support the communities they serve! This free event will include award presentations, food and drinks, networking opportunities, and over $3,000 in raffle prizes!

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