How do we apply?
Organizations are asked to complete an online application on the MyTSDF grant portal. The deadline to submit your online application is 5:00 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, May 4.
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Registration Instructions: Video Tutorial, PDF
MyTSDF is a new grant application process for The San Diego Foundation. If you have questions about setting up your account, please email email@example.com.
Please note that after you register to set up your account, you will not be able to log in or fill out the application until The San Diego Foundation reviews and approves your registration request. This can take up to two business days.
Please plan accordingly to register in advance of the application deadline.
How do we define low-to-moderate income?
A low-income community means there is a median family income of less than 50 percent of the area median income. A moderate-income community means that the median family income is at least 50 percent and less than 80 percent of the area median income.
How much can we request?
The San Diego Foundation will accept requests up to $30,000.
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for a Healthy Children and Families Grant from The San Diego Foundation, organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and provide services in San Diego County. An organization may serve as a fiscal sponsor for a charitable organization that does not have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status if a cooperative relationship between the two can be clearly demonstrated. The fiscal sponsor must be willing to administer the grant if awarded. Please see Grant Eligibility & Recommendations above.
Can my organization submit, and possibly be awarded, more than one application for the 2022 Healthy Children & Families Grant?
You may only submit one application per organization. However, larger organizations with different and distinct service sites may submit more than one 2022 Healthy Children & Families Grant application that is specific to each program. For example, large universities with different colleges may submit one application per college.
What if my program/project addresses more than one of the grant’s 3 funding strategies? Must I select only one funding strategy?
Organizations should indicate only one lead strategy in their application. However, your application will be considered in its entirety, so the selection of one strategy over another will not negatively impact your application. Each of the funding strategies are equally important in the HCF Review Committee’s consideration for funding.
Is it required that the organization serve children of all ages or can they serve a designated age group?
It is not a requirement to serve all ages and family members. Serving specific age ranges will also qualify for consideration. For example, qualified proposals can focus on, but are not limited to, supporting youth aged 12-18, mothers and newborns, transition-aged youth (TAY), or any range of ages and/or their parents, guardians or caregivers.
Where do I upload my program budget? If awarded, can we use the funding for indirect costs?
For this grant, uploading a budget is not required in efforts to reduce the burden of the application process. However, it’s The Foundation’s policy that grant awards not be used for indirect costs. Also, The Foundation will not fund endowments, existing obligations/debt, scholarships, or projects that promote religious or political doctrines.
Funds may be used to support programmatic and operational costs essential to the delivery of the proposed programs/projects. Examples of appropriate use of funds can include, but are not limited to: program staff salaries, programmatic activities, supplies or other operational costs as it relates to the program/project.
Although a budget is not required for all applicants, finalists of the application pool should be prepared to share a budget for approval prior to grants being awarded.
What is the grant period?
The 12-month grant period will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023.
When will applicants be notified?
Applicants are expected to be notified in June 2022.
What if I encounter any technical issues?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.