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Kevin Barnard President, The Escondido
Creek Conservancy

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San Diego Regional Disaster Fund

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The San Diego Foundation Announces Availability of Grants to Enhance Quality of Life for Older Adults

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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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Ryan Hudson

Weaving Movements: Love For The Land

On October 5, San Diegans joined us to learn about opening the outdoors for all San Diego communities. Watch this video to hear Ryan Hudson's transformational story from homeless youth to professional snowboarder.