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$1 Billion in grantmaking for San Diego nonprofits and our community
Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Our thoughts are with the Parkland, Florida community. We stand with local, national and global neighbors in unity and peace.

2017: 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

The San Diego Foundation Announces Availability of Grants to Connect, Protect and Increase Access to Nature

The 2018 Opening the Outdoors grant cycle will prioritize nonprofit projects that protect and...

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Khalid Eltayeb Elfaki - UC San Diego Black Alumni Scholar

How UCSD Black Alumni Scholarships Increase Classroom Diversity

Learn how UC San Diego Black Alumni Scholarships are increasing classroom diversity and helping...

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Ocean Connectors

Nonprofit Update Feb. 2018: Events & Funding Opportunities

To support San Diego nonprofit efforts, we share valuable information every month about upcoming...

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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 $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.

Community Heroes

Community Heroes: Homelessness

Join us for a community conversation to recognize our next Community Hero who will be honored for making a difference in homelessness.

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