San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations that are supporting low-income workers, families and vulnerable communities most affected by the coronavirus crisis.

raised to support San Diegans in need
granted to nonprofits
individuals, businesses & foundations donated

Who hosts and administers the fund?

It is hosted and administered by The San Diego Foundation in collaboration with County Board of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the co-chair of the County’s COVID-19 subcommittee, and more than 20 regional and community leaders who serve on the fund’s Leadership Council.

Who does it help?

Your donation will help the people and organizations in our community most affected by coronavirus.

The Foundation receives donations and makes emergency grants and low-to-no interest loans to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines.

These nonprofit partners provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with assistance, such as computers; internet access; childcare; food security; financial assistance; medical support; workforce training, and other emergent needs.

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How are funds distributed?

Depending on the availability of funds, grants to nonprofits are made on a rolling basis. As fundraising continues through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, the Fund will adapt to emerging needs as the situation evolves.

The Fund has received hundreds of applications from nonprofit organizations conducting critical work spanning our entire county. The application window for the fund is currently closed as our team works through a review process of the numerous proposals received to date.

Low-to-no-interest loans are available to San Diego nonprofit organizations through the San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Loan Program (SBNLP). Inquire here.

How much of my donation goes toward COVID-19 Relief?

To date, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has mobilized millions from a growing list of partners and online contributors. The Fund complements the work of public health officials and expands local capacity to address the many needs created by the coronavirus crisis.

100% of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the public health crisis.

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To donate stock, real estate or other assets, please contact our Giving Team at
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Donate by Mail

To make a donation by check, please make check payable to The San Diego Foundation. Memo should include grant purpose: to support fund #8710 – COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Mailing address:
The San Diego Foundation
Attn: Donations
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106

Are you an individual, company or foundation interested in making a large gift to the Fund?
Please contact Vice President of Development & Stewardship Brian Zumbano at

Additional Contact Information

General questions & inquiries about the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund can be directed to

For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Justin Nunez at