Nonprofit Update April 2018: Events & Funding Opportunities

Chaparral Elementary School
Chaparral Elementary School received a $5,000 grant from the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation to support the school’s outdoor education initiatives and Native and Edible Garden project..

The work and impact of San Diego nonprofits is important to advance a vibrant quality of life in the San Diego region. To support your efforts, we’re sharing valuable information every month about upcoming workshops, events, fundraising opportunities and resources with your organization.

What’s Upcoming

  • Learn how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit organization. This free seminar, Creating Sustainable Funding from Individual Donors: A Proven Model, will be presented by Benevon on June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at The San Diego Foundation. Learn More>

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) is accepting proposals for programs that clearly address the health and/or well-being of individuals and families in the Rancho Bernardo community. Separately, RBCF will award up to $10,000 in increments of funding levels between $1,500 and $5,000 from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund to support music and musical programs and projects in the Rancho Bernardo area. Deadline May 14

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Dining for Women is inviting Letters of Intent for projects that will contribute to its goal of helping women and girls in the developing world realize their potential, achieve equality, and overcome economic limitations and social biases. Projects funded must address one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; create lasting change in the lives of the women and/or girls who are affected; and provide solutions that have been identified by the women and/or girls. Grants will range between $35,000 and $50,000, to be distributed over a maximum duration of two years. Deadline (LOI) April 24
  • The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is soliciting proposals for its Annual Open Grant Program, which supports research projects aimed at developing methods to replace or reduce the use of animals in science. Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for research related to alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education. Deadline May 1
  • Russell Sage Foundation is seeking Letters of Inquiry for its Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration. Grants of up to $150,000 over one or two years will be awarded in support of innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Deadline (LOI) May 24
  • The Herb Block Foundation is accepting applications for projects that encourage citizen involvement. The foundation, through its Encouraging Citizen Involvement program, will award grants of up to $25,000 for projects related to citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates. Deadline (LOI) June 5

Resources

  • Nonprofit organizations can utilize our Community Engagement Space for conference and meeting rooms at no charge. Learn more >
  • Through a partnership with The Foundation, Nonprofit Management Solutions offers access to a free resource library for management and fundraising information.