Grant Opportunities

Grant OpportunitiesProgram grants are driven by The San Diego Foundation mission, and focus on community needs and impact that will benefit our region.

Grants are awarded through a competitive process for programs that advance the framework of WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live and Learn) in San Diego for a cohesive, vibrant region.

Through WELL, The Foundation is mobilizing resources to prepare San Diegans for 21st century work; championing the belief that all in our community have access to treasured outdoor and cultural amenities; advancing efforts for all local residents to have access to a clean and healthy environment, vibrant and engaged neighborhoods, housing affordability and convenient transportation; and ensuring that San Diegans have access to vital tools to thrive in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts- and environment-based education.

Unsolicited grant requests for program grants are not considered. To review available opportunities, please check our website and Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please contact Kerri Favela, Grants Manager, at Kerri@sdfoundation.org or 619-402-1827.

Current grant opportunities are listed below. Please note that available grants, applications and deadlines change throughout the year. We encourage you to revisit our site frequently for active opportunities. During periods where no grants are posted, we encourage you to return periodically for new announcements.

La Jolla Community Foundation
2015/2016 Grant Cycle
Cycle 4
Community Impact

The La Jolla Community Foundation is in its 2nd grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving La Jolla to apply for a grant during the 2015-16 grant cycle. The Foundation will be accepting applications for projects that focus on enhancing community aesthetics. This grant cycle is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work or attend school within the geographic boundaries of 92037.

LJCF will evaluate all applications and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. The funding range is $2,500 and $25,000.

Applications are due Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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Ramona Community Foundation
2015/2016 Grant Cycle
Cycle 4
Community Impact

The Ramona Community Foundation is in its fourth year of grantmaking to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Ramona. In the current cycle, the Ramona Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for Ramona that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community.

The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Ramona a great place in which to live, work and play. Desirable projects will increase dialogue and participation, inspire community pride, revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.