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$1.1 Billion in grantmaking for San Diego nonprofits and our community

2018: By The Numbers

Community Impact

1,079

Scholarships Awarded

1,755

NPOs Received Grants

Giving

$67.4M

Given in Grants

5,871

Grants Awarded

Reach

$835M

In Total Assets

$524M

In Endowment

"An endowment benefits your organization because it stabilizes your organization."
Kevin Barnard
Kevin Barnard, Board Member The Escondido Creek Conservancy
"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
"Our endowment gives us the security that there is a funding mechanism that will provide resources in perpetuity."
José A. Cruz, Ed.M.
José A. Cruz, Executive Director Barrio Logan College Institute
"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

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Recent News

Mark Stuart, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Howard Lipin, The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Philanthropy Roundup: June 2019

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The grant from CVCF will be applied to New GateWay Soultion's prevention program that helps at-risk individuals stay in their homes while providing employment assistance to help participants achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Ending Hunger and Homelessness in Chula Vista

The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF) recently granted $50,000 to two organizations leading the...

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Kid Spark has partnered with The San Diego Foundation to help more schools utilize its STEM model, with plans to provide its program and training to at least 20 more San Diego classrooms by fall 2019.

STEM Success in San Diego’s Elementary Schools

Kid Spark has partnered with The San Diego Foundation to help more schools utilize...

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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 $1.1 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.

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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2019 Scholarships Celebration

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program will recognize scholarship recipients and celebrate with families, donors and program volunteers.

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