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Celebrate Earth Day by Opening the Outdoors

Celebrate Earth Day by Opening the Outdoors

Learn more about The Foundation's 2017 Opening the Outdoors grants to nonprofit organizations working...

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Dolores Huerta Interview

Video Interview: Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Discusses Documentary, Social Impact

Watch Dolores Huerta and her son Emilio Huerta discuss the new documentary Dolores, the...

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San Diego Canyonlands

San Diego Canyonlands Opens New Trail System in City Heights

Find out how San Diego Canyonlands used grant funding from The San Diego Foundation...

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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

Community Heroes: A Community Conversation

We’re pleased to partner with KPBS, the National Conflict Resolution Center and the Jewish Community Foundation to launch this new local initiative and honor individuals who give selflessly to benefit their community and have actively made it a better place.

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