The Leading Equity series is designed for individuals affiliated with grantmaking organizations or new or non-traditional forms of philanthropy and social investment who want to develop and deepen their courageous leadership for centering equity in philanthropy.  

We are so pleased that you are interested in being part of our 2021 cohort. Based on the responses to this application, we will develop the best group to maximize your experience. If you are selected there will be a $500 fee to participate to support stipends to community partners for their contributions and series coordination. Scholarships will be made available to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. If you plan to apply for a scholarship, the deadline is February 24 and eligible recipients will be notified by February 25. Otherwise, please submit applications by March 3 and you will be notified by March 5.

Opening session March 11, 2-4 PM

Virtual community outings:

  • March 25, 12-4 PM: Black Lives Matter San Diego
  • March 30, 12-4 PM: Comite Civico del Valle
  • April 1, 12-4 PM: Kumeyaay Community College

Final session April 14, 2-4 PM

Commitment: participating in the opening session, at least one virtual community outing, and the final session (you are welcome to participate in more than one virtual outing). 

If you have any questions, please email

To apply, please create a free account by clicking the Create Your Account button below.

Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties