Our region and state are undergoing profound demographic changes that significantly impact who holds and wields political power. BIPOC organizers and movement leaders have achieved a wave of recent victories with local elections of community-centered leaders and the passage of equity-driven policies representative of a new generation of public officials. Change, however, is often met … Continue reading SCG 2023 Policy Conference – REIMAGINE: Multiracial Democracy
From funding essentials to urgent issue briefings – and everywhere in between – Catalyst events foster brave spaces to learn, push boundaries and grow together.
Join the next in-person network-wide gathering for the Climate Funders’ Collaborative (Baja/Imperial/San Diego Region), where you’ll have an opportunity to connect with funders and take a deeper dive into issues related to creating inclusive, climate-oriented communities. Attendees will visit Barrio Logan to learn more about an exciting Transformative Climate Communities application being put together by … Continue reading Transforming Climate Communities: Collaborative Work and Funding in Barrio Logan
Have you considered ways to expand your philanthropic impact beyond grants? Program Related Investments (PRIs) are one highly versatile investment strategy that private foundations and public charities can use to advance charitable missions. Through PRIs, funders can leverage a greater percentage philanthropic assets toward achieving social impact goals, including in years when investment portfolios generate … Continue reading Program Related Investments 101
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 #1: Does Trust-Based Philanthropy Mean Unconditional Trust?
As part of Catalyst’s flagship Fundamentals skills-building series, Grantmaking 101 introduces new foundation and corporate philanthropy staff to core grantmaking competencies through an equity lens. Participants gain a fundamental understanding of both the practicalities and nuances of effective grantmaking, including: The processes underpinning grant applications, RFPs, grant agreements, and reporting; Options for structuring applications/grants and … Continue reading Fundamentals: Grantmaking 101
In 2019 Stockton SEED was the first ever Mayoral led city-wide guaranteed income pilot in the country, eventually leading to the creation of Mayor’s for Guaranteed Income (MGI). Now numbering over 100+ cities around the country MGI helped catalyze the newly formed Counties for Guaranteed Income (CGI), which will work at the county level across … Continue reading Guaranteed Income: A Roadmap to Policy Solutions for California
A Day in the Life of a Submariner: Childcare and Mental Health Challenges Among Military Families Deadline to register is Monday, April 10th! Come join us for a unique military immersion experience where you will get the opportunity to hear directly from active-duty military personnel and families on the important topic areas of mental health … Continue reading Do the Work: Military Families
Are we making progress on building an equitable future for the region? How will we know we have reached this future? What direction are we going and what is the map we are leaving behind for future generations of philanthropy? This decade has asked us to tackle the biggest challenges of our times – protecting democracy, … Continue reading Northern California Grantmakers 2023 Annual Conference
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 #2: Does Unrestricted Funding Automatically Make a Funder Trust-Based?
It may seem the Census and Redistricting cycles have long concluded, but we continue to learn about details, impacts, and overall experience across the state. Various reports have lifted key findings and recommendations for all sectors to consider. Now more than ever, we must reflect on both cycles to build on the strategies and work … Continue reading Lessons and Opportunities: California Redistricting
This is a meeting of the Binational Migration Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties. During this meeting, we will discuss the lifting of Title 42, its impact throughout California, and what funders can do to support efforts to address this crisis. We will be joined by Aryah Somers Landsberger … Continue reading Binational Migration Funders Meeting
Have you thought about concrete steps you and your organization can take to be more equitable in your grantmaking? Wondering how to include community more clearly in your giving process? Join us for a unique and interactive opportunity to dig deeper into these ideas, brainstorm with your peers, and connect with local funders who have … Continue reading Fundamentals: Participatory Grantmaking