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

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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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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.

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

Donor Appreciation Luncheon

Donor & Legacy League Appreciation Luncheon

This exclusive event celebrating donors and legacy fundholders welcomes New York Times personal finance columnist and bestselling author Ron Lieber who will discuss his latest book, The Opposite of Spoiled, and how to help NextGen philanthropists embody the value of generosity.

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