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Who We Are

We are a community of funders driven to actions that improve social outcomes for our region, and beyond.

Together, we work across sectors, aisles, and industries to increase equity-driven solutions to our region’s most pressing problems.

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


We actively seek knowledge and inspiration from Catalyst members, field experts and those from the communities we serve to ensure we make informed, timely and relevant decisions in all that we do.


Meaningful collaboration must take place in philanthropy to ensure the best outcomes of our work and is further strengthened by partnering with other sectors.


The common good is served by creating systems and opportunities that lead to equity for all – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status.


We anticipate future trends to better prepare our members to contribute to a more vibrant region.


Our work must make a measurable difference.

Courageous Leadership

We demonstrate conviction for our values by taking risks and being bold.

Where We Work

We work with local, statewide and national funders who are seeking to learn about and fund solutions in San Diego and Imperial Counties. As a border region, we also partner with peers in Baja California, Mexico to form a thriving binational region.

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Imperial County

Baja California (Mexico)

Stronger Together

Our state’s three philanthropy regional associations—Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties—are working together to increase our impact in building and sustaining thriving, equitable communities.

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