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 seeded with $1.25 million from The San Diego Foundation and $1 million from San Diego Gas & Electric
- $27.6M raised to support San Diegans in need
- $26.5M granted to nonprofits
- 3,350 individuals, businesses and foundations donated
Who does it help?
Through food security, financial assistance, emergency supplies and more, 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 workers provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with assistance, such as…
- Food security
- Other essential living expenses
- Emergent needs
- Rent and utility payment support
How are funds distributed?
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.
In order to move resources quickly without further burdening organizations providing critical services and support, we have established a streamlined grant application process and are accepting applications here.
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.
Supported by trusted leaders in the San Diego community.
Thank you to our partners who have come together to support our regional community during this critical time of need.
Business: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Qualcomm Foundation, Illumina Foundation, Genentech, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Lundbeck U.S. Charitable Fund, Wells Fargo, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Government: San Diego County Supervisor and Co-Chair of the County COVID-19 Subcommittee Nathan Fletcher
Philanthropy: The Hervey Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation, The Olson Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Dr. Seuss Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Halicioglu Family Foundation, Alliance Healthcare Foundation, David C. Copley Foundation, David and Lesley Cohn, The California Endowment, Diane Johnson Charitable Fund at The San Diego Foundation, BQuest Foundation, M. House Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation, Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund at The San Diego Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, United Way of San Diego County, The Garbaczewski Family
Media & Marketing: NEWS 8, 62ABOVE
Ways to Donate
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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.
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106
To donate stock, real estate or other assets, or for questions, please contact our Giving Team at619-814-1332 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Contact Information
General questions & inquiries about the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund can be directed to email@example.com.
For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Justin Nunez at firstname.lastname@example.org.