Smart Growth California 2017 Statewide Funder Convening

Smart Growth California 2017 Statewide Funder Convening

February 8-10, 2017

You are invited to join us for our Smart Growth California statewide funder convening, which is our premiere event bringing together grantmakers to learn, connect, and take action.

The Smart Growth California statewide funder convening is for funders from throughout California and the nation who are working to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities and regions in California.

Our 2017 convening will cover a wide range of topics including: the 2016 elections; affordable housing and displacement; climate change, cap-and-trade, and disadvantaged communities; the drought and water issues; innovations in regional planning; building power and civic engagement; and supporting access to opportunity for all Californians, particularly low-income residents.

The convening is being produced in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, San Diego Grantmakers, the University of San Diego, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, The California Endowment, California Community Foundation, and the Central Valley Community Foundation.

Why Should You Attend?

You’ll hear from thought leaders, advocates, and other experts about the latest policy developments and opportunities in California.
You’ll share insights and best practices with peers, plus identify actions to take both individually and collectively.
You’ll build new connections with funders who are part of the large and growing Smart Growth California community.
When and Where Will the Event Take Place?
The funder summit will be held in San Diego from February 8-10, 2017. The first day of the summit will be at the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station; the second and third days will be held at The San Diego Foundation. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information soon.

Who Should Attend?

This meeting is for donors, staff, directors, and trustees of grantmaking institutions throughout California and the nation. We welcome funders wherever they are in the continuum of learning about and engaging in this work.

Where Can You Stay?

The Funders’ Network has secured a room block at the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station with a discounted room rate of $179 per night plus taxes.  To make your reservation, please click here, or call the hotel directly at (800) 321-2211 and reference the “Funders Network,” or group code “FNG.”  This discounted rate is available until January 13, 2017.
IMPORTANT:  We encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible, because the hotel is filing up quickly due to other events taking place in San Diego in early February. 

Meeting Locations:
Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/ Liberty Station
2592 Laning Road
San Diego, California   92106

The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106


There is a modest registration fee of $250 to participate in this convening for funders who are not members of the Funders’ Network.  There is no registration fee to attend this convening for members of the Funders’ Network.
For questions or further information, please contact Nina Bohlen at or 510-778-7530, ext. 700


Smart Growth California 2017 Statewide Funder Convening

San Diego., CA
February 8, 2017 — February 10, 2017