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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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Recent News

Creative Catalyst Program

Nonprofit Update Oct. 2017: Events & Funding Opportunities

To support San Diego nonprofit efforts, we’re sharing valuable information every month about upcoming...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

San Diego Nonprofits Present Social Enterprise Ideas at Mission Edge SAIL Pitch Night

SAIL, powered by Mission Edge, is a 10-week experience designed to empower nonprofit organizations...

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(Left to right) Escondido Charitable Foundation members Frank Foster, Kathy Van Leeuwen, Jerry Van Leeuwen, Cindy Peters and Mike Peters pose at the ECF Grants Celebration.

Escondido Charitable Foundation Celebrates $3.2 Million in Impact

More than 200 Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF) members, community leaders and residents came together...

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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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The San Diego Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making all donations tax-exempt.

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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