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Upcoming Events


Carlsbad Charitable Foundation: 11th Annual Grants Celebration

Exclusive event for Carlsbad community members.
Wednesday, May 2, Home of Founding Members Yvonne & Carm Finocchiaro

Join the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) for a very special Grants Celebration as CCF awards 2018-2019 nonprofit grantees serving our community. Help CCF spread the spirit of philanthropy by bringing a friend or a neighbor who would like to learn more about making an impact in Carlsbad!

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Oceanside Charitable Foundation: 10th Annual Grants Celebration

Exclusive event for Oceanside community members.
Wednesday, May 9, Oceanside Museum of Art

Join the Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF) to award 2018-2019 nonprofit grantees and mark a decade of service to the Oceanside community. Help spread the spirit of philanthropy by bringing a friend, colleague or neighbor who would like to learn more about making an impact in Oceanside!

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Chula Vista Charitable Foundation: 8th Annual Grants Celebration

Exclusive event for Chula Vista community members.
Wednesday, May 16, Glenner Town Square

Join the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF) at the new, 1950s-themed Town Square at the George G. Glenner Alzheimer Family Center to celebrate CVCF 2018-2019 nonprofit grantees. Enjoy wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres while mingling with fellow members and guests. Help spread the spirit of philanthropy by bringing a colleague, friend or neighbor looking to make an impact in Chula Vista!

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4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation: 10th Annual Grants Celebration

Exclusive event for 4SRanch~Del Sur community members.
Sunday, May 20, Fire Station 2

Join the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) for a free Community Block Party and its 10th Annual Grants Celebration as 4SCF awards 2018-2019 nonprofit grantees serving 4SRanch and Del Sur. Enjoy free food trucks, vendor booths, fire truck tours and more while mingling with 4SCF members and guests. Help spread the spirit of philanthropy by bringing a colleague, friend or neighbor who would like to learn more about making an impact in 4SRanch and Del Sur!

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Community Heroes: A Community Conversation

Sponsored by the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation
Presented by KPBS & National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC)

Community Heroes

KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center present Community Heroes, honoring individuals who give selflessly to build civility and community in San Diego. KPBS and NCRC are currently accepting nominations for heroes working to make a difference in civility in politics in San Diego.

The activities of the ideal candidate will:

  1. Represent the topic of interest.
  2. Promote community, collaboration and civility.
  3. Showcase creative problem solving.
  4. Support and align with the missions of KPBS and NCRC, and that of the program.
  5. Resonate with and inspire our community (and have emotional impact).
  6. Have significant indirect or direct community impact.

Submit a Nomination


Past Events

Beyond the Wall San Diego Film Premiere

February 20, 2018 | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
San Diegans joined The Malin Burhnam Center for Civic Engagement for the San Diego premiere of the documentary Beyond the Wall. Following the film screening, editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune Dana Littlefield moderated a panel discussion about reducing recividism with local experts, including Senior Policy Advisor for the Council of State Governments Justice Center and former San Diego County Chief of Probation Mack Jenkins, San Diego County Director for the Center for Employment Opportunities Robert Smith, and San Diego Workforce Partnership CEO Peter Callstrom.


2017 Annual Meeting: Gathering Community for Opportunity

October 19, 2017 | Liberty Station
Local philanthropists and community leaders gathered together to learn about local efforts to improve our civility at The San Diego Foundation Annual Meeting, Gathering Community for Opportunity. The event brought guests together to celebrate a year of giving with friends, and engage with one another about the most pressing topics we face in San Diego, California, and nationally.


Conversation with Community Hero Anne Wilson

June 29, 2017 | Lafayette Hotel
Anne Wilson has been “making home happen” for lower incomes families and seniors for 30 years. As part of the KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center Community Heroes initiative, San Diegans gathered to honor Anne Wilson for her accomplishments in Affordable Housing. Wilson discussed the impact of Community HousingWorks and facilitated dialogue about affordable housing in San Diego.

Community Heroes is sponsored by The San Diego Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation.


Conversation with Community Hero Elizabeth Bustos

April 3, 2017 | Kitchens for Good at the Jacobs Center
To Elizabeth Bustos, the road to racial justice begins with the fundamental right of everyone to have access to quality healthcare. As part of the KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center Community Heroes initiative, San Diegans gathered to honor Bustos for her accomplishments in Racial Justice and Equality. Bustos discussed the impact of the San Diego Cardiac Disparities Project and facilitated dialogue about racial justice and equality in San Diego.

Community Heroes is sponsored by The San Diego Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation.


Dolores San Diego Premiere

March 23, 2017 | San Diego Latino Film Festival
Community leaders joined us at the exclusive San Diego premiere of Dolores at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Following the screening, Dolores Huerta and her son Emilio Huerta sat down for an interview with The San Diego Foundation President Kathlyn Mead to discuss the importance of civic engagement in shaping history and social change. The Foundation sponsored the film screening.

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