San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference

Important Conference Deadline!

Apply for a Next Generation Scholarship to attend the Annual Conference! Applications due October 17.
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San Diego Grantmakers 2014 Conference
Friday, November 14

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$200 SDG Members
$250 Non-members
Pre-Conference Events
Sessions & Speakers


The San Diego Grantmakers Annual Conference is designed to bring together people from throughout our region who are passionate and strategic about philanthropy, whether personally or professionally. Our theme this year, “Cultivating Philanthropy, Seeding Change,” reflects the event’s purpose of inspiring grantmakers and developing their skills, knowledge, and connectedness to ultimately achieve greater positive impact through giving.

The conference is a unique opportunity to learn from and engage with colleague grantmakers from foundations, corporate giving programs, giving circles, donor-advised funds, grantmaking public charities, government funders and individual donors.

Next Generation Scholarships

Thanks to generous support from the Leichtag Foundation, a limited number of need-based scholarships are available to increase participation of next-generation philanthropic leaders in the San Diego Grantmakers 2014 Annual Conference. Click here to learn more and apply. Application deadline is Monday, October 17.

Our Conference Chair

A special thank you to Dr. Paula Cordeiro, a trustee of The James Irvine Foundation, for her dedicated leadership as this year's Conference Chair.


For questions about the event, please contact SDG Director of Learning and Programs Lisette Islas at or (858) 875-3336.

Past Annual Conference Information

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

San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) is a nonprofit membership association serving individuals and organizations that carry out $25,000 or more annually of charitable giving.  You must be a grantmaker in order to attend the SDG Annual Conference.