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

  • The City of San Diego and The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego is partnering to host a free, two-day training program designed to strengthen the effective management and organizational capacity of nonprofits in San Diego. Content includes nonprofit management educational courses and information about applying for City grants. Upcoming sessions run August 21-22. See the City of Diego’s website about the Nonprofit Academy for more information.
  • Join fellow nonprofit organizations and learn about the current state of the nonprofit sector at the 2018 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit. Hosted by the University of San Diego Nonprofit Institute, the Summit will take place October 19.

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) 2019 Grant Cycle seeks to support those at risk for and victims of human trafficking. SDWF will fund prevention and intervention programs. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) will be due on September 10, 2018. Learn more >

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art is accepting letters of intent for its 2018-19 Building Bridges grants competition. Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to support the planning and implementation of cultural projects designed to improve relationships between Muslim and non-Muslims across the country. Deadline August 23
  • Cox Charities is accepting grant applications for nonprofit programs that align with the organization’s focus areas – education, military, conservation & sustainability, and youth development. Deadline August 31
  • The AARP Foundation is requesting proposals from organizations with innovative, evidence-based solutions positioned to boost social connectedness and food security among hundreds of thousands of older low-income adults. Deadline September 28
  • The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood invites letters of intent for programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from birth through age five. The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. Deadline September 30
  • The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation seeks proposals for social and environmental justice projects. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems. Deadline October 15
  • Borealis Philanthropy invites proposals for its Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF). The ILF supports impact litigation efforts challenging immigration enforcement policies and practices that are inhumane, unjust, and unlawful. In addition to support for impact litigation, the ILF will also support convenings, advocacy, organizing, and communications related to impact litigation efforts. Deadline December 1


  • 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.

Local Resources

Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities? Share them with San Diego’s nonprofit community in the comments below!