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Women's Foundation of California Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (All day)
Sacramento, CA
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The Institute will take place on May 7-9, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.
Applications are due February 27, 2018.

Imagine the kind of transformative change we could achieve if every philanthropist applied an advocacy lens to their giving.

The Women’s Foundation of California is excited to announce that applications are now open for the second annual Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute (PPPI). Philanthropy California is a proud partner of the upcoming Institute. 

Built on the success of the Foundation’s flagship Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), PPPI is a three-day intensive training for philanthropic leaders of all gender identities who want to strengthen their understanding of the most effective ways to fund policy advocacy.

Like the Women's Policy Institute, the PPPI is founded on our belief in the value and importance of experiential learning. Trainings will cover: State and County Public Policy 101, Lobbying Rules for Nonprofits and Foundations, the Impacts of Politics on State and County Policy, Public Speaking and Persuasive Writing in Op-Eds and Evaluating Public Policy Advocacy Funding.

PPPI is a unique opportunity for funders to engage with California’s most prominent leaders working for progressive policy change, including 2018 PPPI Chair State Senator Holly J. Mitchell.

To learn more, click here.


For questions regarding PPPI or your application, email Stephanie Green.

Who Should Attend

Open to foundation trustees, executives, program officers, and individual philanthropists. The Institute is designed for private, public, corporate, and individual donors.


Tuition for the Philanthropy & Public Policy Institute includes all educational materials and meals and excludes transportation and lodging. Tuition is based on a sliding scale:
$3,500: Annual grantmaking under $10M
$4,500: Annual grantmaking from $10M – $24,999,999
$5,500: Annual grantmaking of $25M or more

"PPPI is a great opportunity for an introduction to how policy is shaped in Sacramento and the role that philanthropy can play. Also a wonderful chance to get to know colleagues who are navigating similar territory." – Elena Chavez Quezada, Walter and Elise Haas Fund


The Philanthropy & Public Policy Institute is made possible thanks to partnerships with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Asset Funders Network, Bay Area Justice Funders Network, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Philanthropy California and the Women's Funding Network.