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A Family of Nonprofits Under the Same Roof

2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of The San Diego Foundation Center for Civic Engagement building at Liberty Station.

While Liberty Station has received a facelift in the 10 years since we arrived, the Center for Civic Engagement building has remained our headquarters and a meeting space for thousands of San Diego nonprofits.

But, did you know 2508 Historic Decatur Road also serves as a permanent home to seven other nonprofit organizations that help grow a vibrant San Diego?

Throughout 2016, we’ve spotlighted each tenant that calls our home, their home.

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Get to know these nonprofits and the wonderful work they are doing at the Center for Civic Engagement to help make San Diego a better place to work, enjoy, live and learn.

1. San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

Building tenant since 2006
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“The location is so convenient, being close to downtown and also the airport for visitors. There are a ton of restaurants and shops around. It’s great that I’m right down the hall from our Executive Director Joan Jones. And, I have a special connection to this place, raising $1 million to fund the building during my time as Board Chair of The San Diego Foundation.”
– Frank Ault, Board Chair, San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

Find out how the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation helps strengthen the system of fire and emergency services in our “backcountry” >

2. U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership

Building tenant since 2008
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“Being in this building is a platform for us to engage in civic society along and across the border. We’re uniquely qualified to do it because we’re here.”
– Andy Carey, Executive Director, Border Philanthropy Partnership

Learn how BPP builds prosperity through leadership, collaboration and philanthropy in the border region >

3. I Love a Clean San Diego

Building tenant since 2010
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“The Hoffman Room is a great space for training volunteer site captains for county-wide efforts, and we have strong relationships with other nonprofit tenants.”
– Pauline Martinson, Executive Director, I Love a Clean San Diego

Learn how I Love a Clean San Diego is creating a cleaner region for generations to come >

4. Pacific Arts Movements

Building tenant since 2011
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“Every day, we get the opportunity to collaborate with at least five other organizations at this building. Would we have this opportunity otherwise? No.”
– Lee Ann Kim, Founder and Former CEO, Pacific Arts Movement

Find out how Pac Arts is empowering Asian American artists and enhancing San Diegans’ lives with cinema >

5. Collaborations: Teachers and Artists

Building tenant since 2013
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“It’s almost like a brain trust here. You have the opportunity to sit down and have coffee with someone else in the building who is working on a fascinating project that suddenly gives you a great idea!”
– Dennis Doyle, Ph.D., Executive Director, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists

Learn how CoTA helps educators teach all academic subjects through different art forms and about the benefits of the arts integration >

6. San Diego Human Dignity Foundation

Building tenant since 2014
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“It created a way for our staff and volunteers to be around other creative, philanthropically-minded people. The energy has been great.”
– John Brown, Executive Director, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation

Learn how the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation offers guidance for San Diegans who want to give back to support LGBT causes in the community >

7. Love Does

Building tenant since 2016
Located at the Center for Civic Engagement because…

“We love the camaraderie of different nonprofit organizations in one space. Having a shared workspace gives us access to a lot more tools than we used to have.”
– Deborah Eriksson, Executive Director, Love Does

Learn how Love Does is changing communities for the better by investing in the women and children in countries across the world >

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