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From Business Owner to Philanthropist and Advocate

Most members of Funders Together to End Homelessness represent institutional philanthropy — private, endowed foundations; community foundations; corporations; or United Ways. Yet the vast majority of charitable donations in the U.S. come from individuals and it has been a goal of Funders Together for a number of years to increase membership among individual philanthropists. A … Continue reading From Business Owner to Philanthropist and Advocate

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Philanthropic Responses to the Migrant and Refugee Humanitarian Crisis in the San Diego – Tijuana Border Region

The past week has seen an escalating humanitarian crisis right here on our doorstep. Given that San Diego Grantmakers is committed to advancing and promoting the rights of current and historically marginalized communities in San Diego and more broadly, the Cali-Baja border region by supporting policies and initiatives that address humanitarian issues, equity gaps and … Continue reading Philanthropic Responses to the Migrant and Refugee Humanitarian Crisis in the San Diego – Tijuana Border Region

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Reflections on a week in October

Sadly, this is not the first time there have been dark days dominated by violence and intolerance in this country. Last week darkness blanketed many corners of the United States  – the massacre of 11 Jewish people in Pittsburgh in a house of worship; the slaying of two black customers at a grocery store in … Continue reading Reflections on a week in October

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YES on Proposition 1 and 2 for affordable housing

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego encourages you to vote YES on Propositions 1 & 2 to support more affordable housing and alleviate homelessness.  Housing is the solution to homelessness. Almost 9,000 people are homeless in San Diego County, and 69% became homeless for purely economic reasons and therefore cannot afford housing (PITC 2018). Proposition 1 is … Continue reading YES on Proposition 1 and 2 for affordable housing

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Staff Update: Director of Learning

Alan Kwok will be leaving his role as Director of Learning at San Diego Grantmakers and assuming the position of Director, Disaster Resilience at Northern California Grantmakers beginning November 1, 2018. We have been fortunate to have Alan on our team this year — he has contributed so much to the quality and thoughtfulness of … Continue reading Staff Update: Director of Learning

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Local Foundations, Fund Holders And Investment Leaders Called To Act On Values By Impact Investing Luminaries

A number of San Diego’s philanthropic leaders convened recently to hear from the principals of the world-renowned Cordes Foundation, who shared how they use impact investing to accelerate their foundation’s impact. The event, which showcased the Cordes Foundation’s focus on investable opportunities for women’s economic empowerment (both in the United States and abroad), highlighted how foundations … Continue reading Local Foundations, Fund Holders And Investment Leaders Called To Act On Values By Impact Investing Luminaries

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“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

A public health funder based in California just kicked in $10 million to aid the state’s $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate census count in 2020. The count determines the destination of federal dollars, the breakdown of representation in Washington and even influences where private investments flow. Experts are increasingly alarmed about … Continue reading “We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

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