A Solid Foundation
San Diego is a society of optimists. Where others see challenge, we see opportunity. And one of the best investment opportunities San Diegans can make is in the lives of others.
In fiscal year 2018, that investment was larger than ever with more than $67 million granted to nonprofit organizations strengthening communities throughout our region. Never before have donors at The San Diego Foundation given so much to so many.
Your deeply-held values of generosity, innovation, and service fill the pages of this annual report. We are honored to be your partner in philanthropy and grateful for the belief and trust you have in our shared mission and dedicated staff. Thank you for recognizing and supporting the solid foundation we have built together over four decades.
While significant philanthropic impact starts with a visionary gift, it’s realized by the dedication and outcomes of our strategic partners in academia, government, business, and nonprofit sectors who collaborate, educate, and advance the quality of life for San Diegans. Philanthropy sparks catalytic change, but it needs an ecosystem of partners to ensure lasting change. In San Diego, we have the best of the best.
Looking forward, as we prepare to welcome a new CEO & President, we are grateful to the many donors, partners, and civic leaders who have provided support and suggestions for the future. The search for permanent leadership will shortly be underway and will move forward in an expeditious manner. Through the transition, our focus remains on providing excellent service to our donors, including sound financial performance and exceptional fund stewardship.
2018 has been an influential year of opportunity. Let’s create more, together.