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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


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


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


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


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


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


Collaborative Action

Catalyst Collaboratives Catalyst collaboratives are issue-based communities within our network where members and cross-sector partners come together to learn, plan and act to address specific issue areas. Our Collaborative Approach Catalyst Collaborative Binational Migration Funders Meeting urgent needs and advocating for permanent immigration infrastructure for the future. Catalyst Collaborative Early Childhood Funders Increasing access to … Continue reading Collaborative Action


Customized Support

Lived Experience Advisers People who have experienced homelessness are considered to be valuable partners when designing solutions. Often this work goes without compensation. Lived Experience Advisers' goal is to ensure that those with lived experience are rewarded for their time. View Website The Nancy Jamison Fund for Social Justice Resources for leaders at the forefront … Continue reading Customized Support

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