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$1.3 billion in grantmaking for nonprofits and our community.

2021: By The Numbers

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In Endowment

"Our endowment fund ensures that our investment remains strong for current and future generations of students."
Constance Carroll
Dr. Constance Carroll, Chancellor San Diego Community College District
"An endowment benefits your organization because it stabilizes your organization."
Kevin Barnard
Kevin Barnard, Board Member The Escondido Creek Conservancy
"Endowment funds are important indicators to partners that organizations are serious about transparency and longevity."
Kristi S. Worley
Kristi S. Worley, Philanthropy Director San Diego Center for Children
"The endowment enables us to plan for the future and develop programs to increase awareness of our coastal environment."
Ben Vallejos
Ben Vallejos, Executive Director Living Coast Discovery Center
"Our endowment ensures a lifeline for Casa to address the changing needs in our community for years to come."
Lisa Cuestas
Lisa Cuestas, CEO Casa Familiar

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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 2,100 funds we manage, our donors have generously given over $1.3 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.

Learn More About The San Diego Foundation

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


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