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community impact you want

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

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

Mission Edge Launches its 2018 Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL)

Mission Edge today announced the launch of its 2018 Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact...

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Nonprofit Update March 2018

Nonprofit Update March 2018: Events & Funding Opportunities

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

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Social Enterprise for San Diego Nonprofits

Why is the Social Enterprise Model Valuable for San Diego Nonprofits?

President & CEO Kathlyn Mead discussed the value of social enterprise with Mission Edge...

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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.

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

Community Heroes

Community Conversation with Steve Binder

Join us for an in-person interview with Steve Binder, who co-founded the Homeless Court Program and was selected as a Community Hero.

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