With more than 30 new state legislators taking office in Sacramento, a $25 billion budget shortfall projected by the Governor, and the looming threat of recession, 2023 presents significant changes and challenges for those of us in the charitable sector working to support vulnerable Californians throughout the state. Get your bearings for the year to … Continue reading A Changing Landscape: The 2023/2024 California Legislative Year
From funding essentials to urgent issue briefings – and everywhere in between – Catalyst events foster brave spaces to learn, push boundaries and grow together.
In the last year alone, Californians have experienced the impacts of multiple climate disasters including severe drought, extreme heatwaves, earthquakes, catastrophic wildfires, and now several back-to-back Atmospheric Rivers. Climate change will only continue amplifying the risk that Californians face from natural hazards. We can’t keep doing business as usual disaster philanthropy to meet the scope of … Continue reading California Disaster Philanthropy Briefing: From Episodic Relief to Transformative Resilience
This webinar briefing will examine the results of key money in politics reform efforts from this year and include a discussion with key organizations leading the work for the Oakland Fair Elections campaign. This will be an important opportunity to examine lessons learned from this year as we go into 2023, knowing that the work … Continue reading Strengthening Democracy: Oakland’s Win and Looking Ahead
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego invites you to join us for a webinar on Effective Resolution to Encampments. Featuring guest speakers: Helene Schneider, Senior Regional Advisor, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Dijana Beck, Acting Director, Department of Homeless Solutions, County of San Diego Arlene Halama, former encampment resident As homelessness continues to increase … Continue reading Effective Resolution to Encampments
Registration deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022! We're excited to announce the launch of two peer learning exchanges created by Philanthropy CA and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project! Over the past two years, we've partnered to provide learning opportunities to the philanthropy community across California to support further adoption of trust-based approaches in grantmaking. We're excited … Continue reading Trust-Based Philanthropy Peer Learning Exchanges
Please join us on Monday, April 11th, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT for Native American Truth and Healing, a convening designed in partnership with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Office of the Tribal Advisor, Philanthropy California, and the Decolonizing Wealth Project. In this discussion, the Office of the Tribal Advisor will provide … Continue reading Native American Truth & Healing Convening
The STEAM Funders support education and training that contributes to a workforce pipeline trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with strong creativity and interpersonal skills. Established in July 2016, the STEAM Funders collaborative at Catalyst maintains strong connections to the San Diego STEM Ecosystem Initiative spearheaded by Fleet Science Center and also explores other … Continue reading STEAM Funders Meeting