Community Impact - WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live, Learn)

Donors have a unique opportunity to maximize the impact of their social investment by partnering with The San Diego Foundation to advance a vibrant quality of life in our community. By embracing the innovative, integrated and collaborative framework of WELL – Work, Enjoy, Live, Learn – discretionary and matching funds will leverage resources and result in greater impact. WELL embodies the community-driven priorities identified in Our Greater San Diego Vision.

The San Diego Foundation works collaboratively with nonprofit organizations, public agencies, business, philanthropy, academia and other community leaders who have developed programs for social change that best integrate the WELL framework. See examples below.

Vibrant Neighborhoods, Resilient Region

Thriving Neighborhoods

Supports efforts that bring people together to develop more vibrant and economically viable neighborhoods across the San Diego region           



Raises awareness of climate change, enhancing regional action and leadership to prepare for climate change

Park for Everyone

Opening the Outdoors

Supports efforts to ensure that nature is accessible, protected and connected



Increases access to quality learning environments to prepare people for work and life

Regional Disaster FundSan Diego Regional Disaster Fund

Get the latest information on our San Diego Regional Disaster program

Balboa Park TrustBalboa Park Trust

Find information about the proud role The Foundation plays with one of San Diego’s most beloved landmarks