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Early Childhood Funders

The Early Childhood Funders seek to motivate a sense of urgency around early childhood needs and bring together philanthropists to increase access to high-quality early childhood care and education in the San Diego region. Interested in joining this collaborative? Join Us Challenges COVID-19 has put extreme stress on caregivers, educators, and those working to ensure … Continue reading Early Childhood Funders


Binational Migration Funders

The Binational Migration Funders Collaborative seeks to ensure the legal and wellness needs of all immigrants and refugees who pass from Mexico through San Diego and Imperial Counties are met, and advocates for sustainable permanent immigration infrastructure to meet those needs in the future.   The vision of the Binational Migration Funders Collaborative acknowledges the … Continue reading Binational Migration Funders


Philanthropy CA

Statewide Expertise Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst working together to increase our impact in building and sustaining thriving, equitable communities. Our combined membership represents more than 600 funding organizations who invest billions every year to support communities worldwide. Philanthropy CA brings: A united voice for public … Continue reading Philanthropy CA


Impact Investing

Community Building & Learning We foster and steward meaningful connection across all actors in the impact investing ecosystem. Third Thirsty Impact Thursdays Bringing you the latest ideas and conversation while building community the third Thursday of every other month. Thirsty Thursdays are virtual while we observe statewide social distancing guidelines. We look forward to gathering … Continue reading Impact Investing


Learning & Connecting

Program & Events We consistently produce events throughout the year for members to hear from expert speakers, learn about best practices, and network with funding peers. Upcoming Program & Events Annual Conference Inspiration and information abound at our Annual Conference, the largest regional event designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and connectedness of people who … Continue reading Learning & Connecting


Our Collaborative Approach

Learn Sustained engagement in learning about community needs, often including presentations from stakeholders in the field of interest, but not targeting a particular goal or coordinated response. At this point, groups are feeling out a subject but not “making it official” by way of a collaborative. Plan In-depth exploration of community issues or concerns with … Continue reading Our Collaborative Approach


Custom Services

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Counsel Our unique perch within the social impact sector and in-house staff dedicated to impact investing allows us to identify and advise on deal structure that drives community impact. Working with nonprofits and social enterprises in the Southern Border Region, we: Analyze business opportunity Identify optimal deal structure Assist with fundraising … Continue reading Custom Services


Who We Are

Our Mission We connect and activate funders to learn, lead, and invest in our communities. Our vision: An equitable, collaborative, and impactful social change ecosystem that improves the lives of all residents in our region. Our Values Learning We actively seek knowledge and inspiration from Catalyst members, field experts and those from the communities we … Continue reading Who We Are


Board & Committees

Committees Audit Committee Sarah Lyman Alliance Healthcare Foundation David Lynn Lynn Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation Sarah Setiawan Women Give San Diego Finance Committee Dr. Kim Phillips Boehm The Boehm Charitable Fund Ray G Ellis The Parker Foundation Jeffrey S. Kim The California Wellness Foundation Patricia Mayer Moss Adams Foundation Governance Committee Macy … Continue reading Board & Committees

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