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community impact you want

Climbing to $1 Billion in grantmaking for San Diego nonprofits and our community
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

2015: By The Numbers

Community Impact


Scholarships Awarded


NPOs Received Grants



Given in Grants


Grants Awarded



In Total Assets


In Endowment

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

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Recent News

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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 $900 million 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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Weaving Movements: Love for the Land

Learn how local organizations are Opening the Outdoors for all communities, and how you can help fulfill the promise of a safe and healthy region for all.

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