Donate Online

You can make an impact today by giving to The San Diego Foundation. If you are interested in opening your own fund at The Foundation, contact our Charitable Giving Team at (619) 235-2300.

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Pick an area you want to support, such as education or environment.


Support a nonprofit that hosts an endowment or investment fund at TSDF.


Become a member, renew your membership or donate to one of our Regional Affiliates or funds.


Note: After 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), all donations will be processed the following business day.
The San Diego Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making all donations tax-exempt. Donations are non-refundable. All transactions are processed within the United States.
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Donate Offline

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to The San Diego Foundation and mail them to “Attn: Donations” at 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92106. Please write the fund name and number on the memo line.

Donate by Credit Card

Please call 619-235-2300 (M-F, 8am – 5pm) to make a contribution to a donor advised fund with your credit card. Credit card transaction fees will apply.

Donate via Wire Transfer

The Foundation partners with First Republic Bank (12626 High Bluff Dr., Ste. 400, San Diego, CA 92130) for wire cash transfers. Please identify the amount and institution the wire transfer will come from, and a contact name and phone number for wiring institution. For questions or assistance, please call us at 619-235-2300 (M-F, 8am-5pm) or email

Donate Appreciated Stock

We have many brokerage accounts and may have one with your brokerage firm. IN ADVANCE OF YOUR STOCK GIFT, we will need to know the:

  • Fund name and fund number receiving the stock gift
  • Stock type
  • Number of shares and/or approximate value
  • Your broker’s name, address, and phone number
  • Type of account the shares are coming from (individual; family trust; etc.)

For questions or assistance, please call us at 619-235-2300 (M-F, 8am-5pm). Some transfers of stocks and mutual funds may take up to 4-6 weeks. Please consult with your donor manager if you have questions.