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2016: By The Numbers

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In Endowment

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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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Community Heroes

Community Heroes: A Community Conversation

Join KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) to launch the new Community Heroes initiative by discussing key issues affecting San Diegans in 2017.

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