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

  • Voice of San Diego’s Politifest 2019 is fast approaching. The event is an annual festival of debates and discussions about the region’s politics, ideas and future. This year, Voice of San Diego offers the opportunity for people to host their own conversations during Politifest. If you have an idea or a political opinion you think needs some attention, you can submit a proposal here by August 15.
  • Census Counts is hosting a series of trainings on digital organizing skills that will help strengthen census outreach to hard-to-count communities. The first training will take place on August 13 and will teach organizations about digital organizing tactics, tools and strategies for effectively mobilizing populations to complete the 2020 census. The subsequent trainings will take place on September 10, September 23 and October 8. Learn more and RSVP here.

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The San Diego Women’s Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its upcoming grant cycle focused on programs and projects that support refugees, asylees and asylum seekers. Programs should provide services that bridge the gap between a refugee, asylum seeker or asylee’s arrival in the U.S. and a point of self-sufficiency and stability. Deadline: September 9, 2019

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The California Coastal Conservancy is accepting applications to the Explore the Coast Overnight Program. This program aims to expand opportunities for all Californians to stay overnight and experience the coast. Through this program the Conservancy is now soliciting pre-proposals for planning, design, permitting, and/or construction of lower-cost coastal accommodation projects. Deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Las Patronas is accepting proposals from organizations that provide valuable community services in the areas of health, education, social services and cultural arts. Deadline: August 30, 2019
  • The Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark is accepting applications for project that build high-quality, public skateparks in low-income and underserved communities. Deadline: September 3, 2019
  • The CalHome Program is inviting organizations to apply for grants that fund a variety of areas, including First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Assistance; Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Assistance; Technical Assistance for Self-Help Housing Projects; Technical Assistance for Shared Housing Programs and Homeownership Project Development Loans. Deadline: September 3, 2019
  • The Parker Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects that support a wide variety of areas in San Diego County, such as visual arts, performing arts, museums/zoos, adult services, youth services, health/medical, education, community activities and environment. Deadline: Rolling


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