Local Resources

There are several local resources in San Diego for nonprofits to access assistance for capacity building, accountability, best practices and other measures.

Local Philanthropic Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego (AFPSD)
The primary purpose of AFPSD is to educate and advance the careers of those in the rapidly changing field of development. The Chapter promotes ethical standards, provides a network for members, lists local, regional and national employment opportunities, and offers a pool for consultant services.

BoardSource Community Resources
BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. They have an extensive library of free community resources with guides, best practices, and FAQ’s.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) San Diego
EPIP San Diego is part of a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy. EPIP’s mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society.

Flagship for the Arts
Be a part of San Diego’s new “Flagship for the Arts” – the NTC Arts & Culture District. We have 15 historic buildings, newly renovated and brimming with opportunities. A 2-year rent subsidy is available for qualifying nonprofit organizations. For more information contact Sean Giffin at 619.573.9304 or sgiffin@ntclibertystation.com.

Foundation Center’s New ‘Foundation Stats’ Tool
The Foundation Center recently launched ‘Foundation Stats;’ a new online data resource that is free and accessible to the general public. Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resources available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community.

The Grantmaking Report
This report presents numerical data about philanthropy in the San Diego region. It was the result of collaboration of the San Diego Grantmakers and the University of San Diego’s Caster Family Center for Nonprofit Research (2008).

LEAD San Diego
LEAD provides intense issue-oriented programming, leadership skill building and community volunteerism opportunities to regional leaders.

Mission Edge
Mission Edge provides the San Diego nonprofit community with resources and knowledge to streamline business processes and further social change. Services include fiscal sponsorship, outsourced HR and accounting support, leadership development and connection to expertise and best practices in the community.

Nonprofit Management Solutions (NMS)
NMS provides management training, consulting, information and technology resources to nonprofits in San Diego including customized training, board and staff development, strategic planning, networking, and meeting facilitation. In 2013, The San Diego Foundation partnered with Nonprofit Management Solutions, funding their resource library expansion plans through our endowment and combining our libraries at their location (8265 Vickers Street, Ste. C San Diego 92111, www.npsolutions.org, 858-292-5702). There, you can access the Foundation Directory Online database (where you can search through nearly 100,000 foundations who may offer the type of funding you’re looking for) available at no charge to nonprofits, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

San Diego Nonprofit Association (SDNA)
SDNA provides advocacy and networking for San Diego’s nonprofit sector.

SCORE San Diego
SCORE is part of a national association which serves as a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the success of small businesses and nonprofits.

University of San Diego Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research (USD)
This site includes information on the institute as well as USD’s degree programs in nonprofit leadership.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Diego (YNPN)
YNPN offers professional development and networking opportunities in order to create a thriving San Diego by cultivating a highly valued network of emerging leaders dedicated to serving the nonprofit sector.

See Grant Opportunities from The San Diego Foundation

What’s Upcoming

For Executive Directors: Stanford’s Graduate School of Business is accepting applications for its Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders (EPNL). May 31 Deadline

Funding Opportunities

The Mary Kay Foundation is accepting proposals for $20,000 from organizations that assist survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. April 30 Deadline

The National Environmental Education Foundation is accepting applications for up to $5,000 to build the capacity of nonprofits that serve a public land site. May 2 Deadline

The William T. Grant Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry for research projects ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 on reducing inequality. May 5 Deadline

SANDAG has funding of $1.8 million to provide land management grants for 1) threat reduction stewardship and 2) species and habitat recovery. Pre-proposal workshop on April 20 and application due June 10

Brookdale Foundation is accepting applications for up to $10,000 for the development of new dementia-specific social model programs. July 7 deadline

The ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. nonprofit equine and other animal welfare organizations. November 1 Deadline

Walmart Foundation is offering community grants up to $2,500 in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment and opportunity. December 31 Deadline

Rescue Bank, a program of Greatergood.org, is accepting applications for pet food distribution. Rolling Deadline

The RGK Foundation is inviting letters of inquiry in the areas of education, community, health and medicine. Rolling Deadline