Our Community Impact team has two grant opportunities for community organizations and nonprofits. Get overviews, deadlines and grant guidelines below.

1. Climate Initiative: Building Regional Resilience to Climate Change

The San Diego Foundation invites local governments, public agencies and nonprofits in San Diego County to apply for the Building Regional Resilience to Climate Change grant cycle. The goal of this program is to advance community efforts to put the San Diego, 2050 is Calling. How Will We Answer? report into action, and build the capacity of local governments and public agencies to prepare local communities for the impacts of climate change.

There is approximately $200,000 in available funding to award.

Applicants may request between $20,000 and $100,000. Project partnerships and collaborations among local governments, public agencies, and nonprofits are highly encouraged.

This application process has two components

  • A letter of interest due Monday, March 16 (encouraged, but not required)
  • A written application due Monday, April 20 (required)

The deadline for submitting completed applications is 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Grant Guidelines

2. Conservation Catalyst

We’re currently accepting proposals for our 2015 Conservation Catalyst Fund loan program.

With local conservation organizations and Our Greater San Diego Vision in mind, the Conservation Catalyst Fund takes a big picture approach to conserve, connect and maintain open spaces and parklands. The fund supports land acquisition and habitat management for jointly determined priority projects that leverage additional public funding, support science-driven adaptive restoration and management activities, and encourage policy initiatives that benefit the preservation of wild lands.

The fund is collaborative, strategic and pivotal, and provides zero-interest loans to achieve conservation goals. Current collaborators include Conservation Biology InstituteThe Conservation FundEndangered Habitats LeagueThe San Diego Zoological Society, and The Trust for Public Land.

There is approximately $70,000 in available loan funding to award. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be reviewed approximately quarterly. This application has two components:

  • An online section
  • A 6-page written section

Grant Guidelines

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