First Look: New Research About Early Education Funding in San Diego

Monday, November 14, 2016
8:30am - 10:30am PST
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Pl., Ste. 350, San Diego, CA 92122
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Within the field of education philanthropy, support for early education—and specifically early education projects, programs, and policies focused at a local level—is increasingly recognized as a way to achieve positive long-term outcomes in the lives of children and their families.

That’s why an advisory council of the San Diego Grantmakers’ Education Funders collaboration, in partnership with local nonprofit education leaders and with funding from The BetterWorld Trust, are publishing research that identifies how national best practices for improving early childhood care and education can be applied in the San Diego region.

Join Us To

  • Learn the facts about support for early education
  • Be the first to hear key findings from the local research, including opportunities for philanthropic investment in early education in San Diego
  • Discuss what the next steps for early education funders in our region might be


  • Laura Lanzerotti, Partner, San Francisco Office, The Bridgespan Group
  • Laura Kohn, Director, Education Synergy Alliance
  • Rebecca Alvarez, Principal and Co-founder, NP Strategies

Designed For

This program is part of the Spotlight series highlighting important community, social and environmental issues. It is designed for staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, investors, and other invited guests as appropriate. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

Agenda & Registration Details

  • Free for all staff, donors and trustees of SDG member organizations
  • $55 for non-member grantmakers

It is SDG's policy that event registration cancellations must be received in writing seven days prior to the event in order to be refunded.

Please register by Thursday, November 10.

Materials & Takeaways

  • The results of this local study identified six high-impact priorities for local philanthropic investment in early childhood care and education:
    • Support advocacy for public investment in early childhood
    • Invest in San Diego’s early childhood workforce
    • Help quality providers expand
    • Make strategic investments in quality
    • Spur innovation
    • Foster networks and alignment
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