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We fund the work of nonprofit organizations through donor-advised funds and strategic grantmaking. Strategic grantmaking is made through The San Diego Foundation programs and funds, our Regional Affiliate Program and The San Diego Women’s Foundation.

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation 2022-2023 Grant Cycle

The purpose of The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF), is to improve and preserve the quality of life in 4S Ranch and Del Sur by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; providing funds annually to 4S Ranch and Del Sur projects and programs; building a 4S Ranch and Del Sur community endowment; and giving the 4S Ranch and Del Sur community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that benefit 4S Ranch and Del Sur now and forever.

For this grant cycle 4SCF will accept proposals for high impact programs which will support the youth in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline for application submission: December 20, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST

Grant Guidelines


Escondido Community Foundation 2022-2023 Grant Cycle: Letter of Intent

The purpose of the Escondido Community Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF), is to improve and preserve the quality of life in Escondido by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; providing funds annually to Escondido projects and programs; building a Escondido community endowment; and giving the Escondido community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that benefit Escondido now and forever.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Escondido-centered projects. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000. ECF will evaluate all LOI submissions and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria.

Deadline for LOI submission: January 24, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PST

We will update this page and our website soon with information on how to apply for 2022-2023 funding.


San Diego Women’s Foundation Grant Cycle 22: Letter of Inquiry

Food insecurity—the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food—is an ongoing problem facing many San Diego County residents which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Lower-income communities and communities of color disproportionately face limited access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food. For this funding cycle, The San Diego Women’s Foundation will grant unrestricted funding to organizations working towards long-term solutions to reduce food insecurity in these communities.

The San Diego Women’s Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working towards long-term, sustainable, and community-centered solutions to alleviate food insecurity in areas with low-access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food. We will prioritize organizations that bring community voices to this work and we encourage coordinated and collaborative efforts across organizations.

Deadline for LOI submission: December 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST

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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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