San Diego Grantmakers 2015 Annual Conference

"Turning the Tide" | Thursday, October 8 | Scripps Seaside Forum

Plus a special pre-conference reception the evening of October 7. Registration opening soon!

Scripps Seaside Forum Sometimes the complexity and gravity of the problems that philanthropy undertakes can feel daunting. How can the sector's limited resources truly impact such imposing challenges? And how can we do so quickly to lessen their effects?

Yet admirably, grantmakers remain committed to "Turning the Tide" on these problems, knowing that every effort -- whether it's giving money, time, in-kind contributions or influence -- is worthwhile and can make a difference.

This year's conference aims to help philanthropy achieve impact more quickly through an exploration of giving practices that embrace urgency and stepping out of one's comfort zone to be bold and take risks. We'll figure out how to combine what we learn from invited speakers and each other with what you already know to be tried and true, for a conference experience that will lift the bar for philanthropy in our region.


SDG Members: $175 Early Bird / $200 after September 11
Non-members: $225 Early Bird / $250 after September 11

Conference Design Team

Planning for the SDG 2015 Annual Conference is underway with expert guidance from this year's Program Committee, chaired by Valerie Jacobs of Jacobs Family Foundation, and Honorary Co-chairs:

Marjory Kaplan
Interim President and CEO

Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Kathlyn Mead
President and CEO

The San Diego Foundation
Christy Wilson
Executive Director

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Past Annual Conference Information

To view information and materials from past SDG Annual Conferences, please visit the Past Programs page of our website.

Designed to bring together people from throughout our region who are passionate and strategic about philanthropy, the San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with people from foundations, corporate giving programs, giving circles, donor-advised funds, grantmaking public charities, government funders, as well as individual donors. You must be a grantmaker in order to attend the SDG Annual Conference.