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We fund the work of nonprofits through donor-advised gifts, strategic grantmaking, and competitive grantmaking primarily through our Regional Affiliate program. The funding provides greater equity and opportunity throughout the San Diego region, an effort that relies on the impactful work and collaboration of nonprofits, businesses, government, academia and community leaders.

TSDF Grant Opportunities

Please note that available grants, applications and deadlines change throughout the year. We encourage you to revisit our site frequently for active opportunities, or subscribe to SDF News to get grant opportunities delivered to your inbox.


Ramona Community Foundation
2019-2020 Grant Cycle

Vibrant Community

The Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) is in its 8th grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Ramona to submit applications directed toward investing in community enhancement, tourism and learning. RCF seeks to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community through programs that make Ramona a great place in which to live, work and play.

Focus Area

In the current cycle, RCF will support programs that will inspire community pride, revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

Possible projects and topics include:

  • Enrichment programs
  • Community and cultural engagement

 

Grant Guidelines

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Application Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST).


Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation
2019-2020 Grant Cycle

Community Enhancement and Music

The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) is in its 31st grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Rancho Bernardo to submit applications directed toward investing in community enhancement and music. RBCF seeks to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community through programs that make Rancho Bernardo a great place in which to live, work and play.

Focus Area

In the current cycle, RBCF will support programs that will increase dialogue and participation, inspire community pride and revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

Possible projects and topics include:

  • Enrichment programs
  • Community and cultural engagement

RBCF will also award up to $10,000 in increments of funding levels between $1,500 and $5,000 from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund to support music and musical programs and projects in the Rancho Bernardo area.

 

Grant Guidelines: Community Enhancement

Grant Guidelines: Music

 

Apply Today

Application Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST).


Eligibility

The Foundation welcomes applications from organizations that meet the criteria below. If you have additional questions, please read the Grantseeker FAQ.

Timely Submission

Application forms must be submitted on the deadline date and within the time outlined in the grant guidelines. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Most applications are submitted through our online portal powered by SmarterSelect. Other submission options, if needed, are outlined in the grant guidelines and may only require email attachments.

Valid Tax-Exempt Status

The Foundation awards grants to organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations working with a fiscal sponsor (an organization willing to administer the grant if awarded) that meet these criteria are also eligible. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Region Served

Any 501(c)(3) organization located in or providing services to San Diego County is eligible to apply for a grant through The San Diego Foundation.

Overlapping Grants

Each organization may submit only one proposal per grant program area, but may submit to multiple programs at The Foundation if each proposal is for a different project. If a project is undertaken as part of a partnership with other organizations, no more than one organization may submit a proposal for that project. If more than one proposal is submitted for the same project, all applications will become ineligible. Grantees who have previously received a grant award may apply again.

If you have program area or project specific questions, please contact the person listed in the grant guidelines or our grants administration team.


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