Current TSDF Funding Opportunities

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation is making rapid response grants and low-to-no interest loans to San Diego nonprofit organizations that are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus public health crisis to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with assistance. From food security to financial support, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has granted millions of dollars to local nonprofits. Our community need throughout San Diego County remains urgent and vast. This fall, as fundraising continues, grants will focus on bridging the digital divide with computers and internet access, closing the gap on learning loss disproportionately affecting Hispanic, Black and low-income students, and providing access to quality, affordable early childhood and developmental care, as well as other emergent needs. Grants to nonprofits are made on a rolling basis. 

Grants & Low-to-No Interest Loans from COVID-19 Community Response Fund

As fundraising continues, grant funding will focus on bridging the digital divide with computers and internet access, closing the gap on learning loss for Hispanic, Black and low-income students, and providing access to quality, affordable early childhood and developmental care, as well as other emergent needs.

Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Loan

Due to high volumes, we will not be able to fund every grant proposal. For questions about the grant form, please contact communityresponse@sdfoundation.org. Please note, grant proposals will not be accepted via email.


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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