For nearly two decades, we’ve trained a powerhouse network of organizers, advocates, funders, individual philanthropists, and friends who are reshaping California’s policy landscape.
The Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute
The Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute (SPI) is an experiential policy advocacy training program advancing racial, economic, and gender justice throughout the state of California. Over the course of a year-long fellowship, SPI delivers tools, builds networks, and develops leadership across a dynamic cohort of leaders who are ready to shape California’s policies. This non-partisan program is run in two versions; SPI-State and SPI-Local.
76% of alum are still engaged in policy advocacy after their fellowship.
Nearly 600 members strong, the SPI Alum network forms a statewide community of strong, savvy, passionate leaders who are changing policies, laws, and budgets that govern our political, social, and economic lives.
Funders Policy Institute
The Funders Policy Institute is a hands-on experiential learning program focused on capacity building and network facilitation. Participants will learn directly from policymakers and advocates while connecting with other individual philanthropists who are committed to effective, policy-based grantmaking.
Summer Leadership Institute
The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) empowers young feminine and nonbinary folks ready to take their leadership to the next level. Throughout the training, we grow our collective power to advance social justice together. The summer-long program is available for free to all participants through California Women Rising.