The San Diego Regional Disaster Fund has resulted in:



Raised and granted to support 2017 Lilac Fire recovery and rebuilding




Raised and granted to support 2007 San Diego wildfire survivors

As of February 2024

Disaster Relief

As a resource for community members, nonprofit organizations, government entities and donors during and following a disaster, the San Diego Regional Disaster Fund (SDRDF) makes grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate impact in disaster response, recovery, rebuilding and preparedness.

Impact Stories & Insight


Christopher Kahn, MD, MPH, Chair
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego

Mark Fisher, CPA (Inactive), Vice Chair
Retired Chief Financial Officer, Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego

Joan Jones, Treasurer
Executive Director, SDRFF

Ken Derrett
Principal, Ken Derrett and Associates

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
Pediatrician and Community Health Leader

Mark A. Stuart
President & CEO, San Diego Foundation

Kelly Zombro
Deputy Fire Chief, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Jacob James
Public Affairs Specialist, Dudley & Finch, LLC

Pedro Villegas
Senior Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, NextEra Energy Resources

BGen Paul K. Lebidine
Marine Corps (Retired)

John Valencia
Emergency Management Specialist, US Coast Guard

Terri Sorensen
President, Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps