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$1 Billion in grantmaking for San Diego nonprofits and our community

2016: By The Numbers

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In Endowment

"An endowment benefits your organization because it stabilizes your organization. "
Kevin Barnard President, The Escondido
Creek Conservancy

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Working Together to Grow a Vibrant Region

Since 1975, The San Diego Foundation has been helping passionate, socially minded citizens find ways to create positive impacts in communities across the San Diego region. Through more than 1,900 funds we manage, our donors have generously given over $1 billion to support nonprofit organizations that provide assistance and opportunity to people throughout our community. Our donors and funds all share a common purpose: to make the San Diego region a better place to be WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live & Learn) today and in the future.

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Community Heroes

A Community Conversation with Elizabeth Lopez

Join us for an in-person interview about immigration with executive director and founder of the Southern California Immigration Project Elizabeth Lopez and KPBS reporter Tarryn Mento.

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