TFN 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment

March 14, 2022 – March 16, 2022 all-day America/New York Timezone
San Diego

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Mark your calendars for The Funders Network’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Momentscheduled for March 14-16 in San Diego! 

We hope to bring together funders from across North America to expand our learning, foster collaboration and catalyze action. 

Our theme for TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference — Seize the Moment — is an opportunity to come together after more than a year of disruption to share how we can deepen our ties to the people and places we serve, deploy resources where they are most needed, and push for powerful and creative strategies that can address inequities and move us toward justice. 

We recognize that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coupled with a long-overdue national reckoning on racial justice and the ever-increasing impacts of climate crises and extreme weather, has presented us with a singular moment in history.  

How can philanthropy best support community-powered efforts to combat the climate crisis, address racial injustice and build economic opportunities? 

As communities seek to rebound from the disastrous health, social and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, how do we ensure a truly equitable recovery? 

How can the sector effectively advocate for equitable policies at the local, state and regional level — and leverage its reputational capital to combat disinformation and defend against the erosion of civil liberties? 

What are the tools and strategies that can improve the outcomes and impact of grantmaking, especially for marginalized and underrepresented communities? 

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego to share, learn and strategize together — hopefully in person! 

 COVID Contingencies 

Given the uncertainties of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including the spread of the delta variant, TFN remains committed to prioritizing the safety of our members, our team and the communities we serve. We will be closely monitoring recommendations and mandates from local health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we plan for #TFN2022. Please stay tuned for updates regarding safety protocols for our annual conference.   


Registration will open in early December. Fees for TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference help us offset programmatic and operational costs incurred in the planning and production of this event, including honoraria for invited nonprofit speakers. Registration will be open to donors, staff, directors and trustees of all grantmaking institutions. 

About our Venue 

With a diverse population, rich cultural heritage and geographic location as a border community, San Diego provides critical context and opportunities to learn as we address pressing issues such as the climate crisis, affordable housing, immigration and more. We’ll hear from diverse and thought-provoking voices as we explore innovative, interdisciplinary work that is making an impact in San Diego and beyond. 

TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment will take place at theUS Grant Hotelin downtown San Diego. 

The landmark hotel is nestled in the city’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, known for its rich Victorian architecture and history.  

Grounded in Racial Equity 

Our conference planning committee and TFN team have encouraged session ideas that are interdisciplinary, cross-cutting and grounded in racial equity. We’ll be sharing more details about our learning agenda for #TFN2022. But in the meantime, we encourage you to explore our recently adopted Strategic & Racial Equity Frameworks to learn more about our key strategies and program priorities.  

Stay tuned for updates on registrations, sessions and speakers!