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community impact you want

Enriching the lives of San Diegans through philanthropy for over 40 years.

2015: 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

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

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Your Partner in Philanthropy

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Curbing Recidivism is a Collective Effort

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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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Future of Service

25 and Under! The Future of Service in San Diego

Join us, in partnership with Cal State San Marcos Student Life and Leadership, to learn how tomorrow’s leaders are turning our vision of a generous and more engaged region into a reality.

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