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Impact Investing

Catalyst impact investing services are designed to make it easy to learn and grow your impact investing practice from where you’re at. Unsure how to start? We’ve got you covered. Looking to advance your mature practice? We’re here for you, too.

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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.

Upcoming Third Thursdays

Impact Lender Community

Connecting impact lenders in our region to make it easier for people and projects to find trustworthy and fair lending.

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Learning Events

Developing knowledge and understanding of impact investing, covering everything from fundamentals to advanced deal structure.

Upcoming Learning Events


Learn by doing while driving impact in our region through funds and projects designed to support impact investors at all stages.

Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund

An impact investing experiential learning opportunity that invests in women-owned businesses in San Diego. Note, The Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund is no longer making loans.

About the Fund

Philanthropy California Impact Investing Collaborative with RBC Global Asset Management

This group functioned as a coordinated way for investors to direct market-rate investments to California with a specific focus on underserved communities and families.

About the Fund

Yes in God’s Backyard

Addressing our region’s housing crisis through investing in rapidly building housing that is affordable on faith-owned properties in San Diego County.

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Custom Services

Whether you are just getting started with impact investing or are a seasoned organization seeking more, our in-house staff dedicated to impact investing are here to identify and advise on opportunities to drive impact through investing.

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Counsel

Is your nonprofit partner structured effectively to absorb impact investing capital? 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.

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Starting Your Place-Based Impact Investing Practice

Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Catalyst supports strategy development and creation of impact investing practices to equip you with additional tools to further your mission.

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Innovative Model Design

Interested in learning more about how to structure your impact investments? Creative financing can make a large difference in your financial and social impact.

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Place-Based Leaders
Catalyst is a leader in building place-based impact investing. Their work redefines the role of a regional philanthropy serving organization.

Melanie AudetteSenior Vice President, Mission Investors Exchange

Trusted Partners
Catalyst is a trusted partner in inspiring action towards equity-driven impact investing.

Amy ChungDirector of Program-Related Investments, The California Endowment

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