The work and impact of San Diego nonprofits is important to advance just, equitable and resilient communities 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.

Upcoming Events & Development Opportunities

  • Nonprofit Solutions provides effective, impactful and relevant professional development. In-person and virtual (live and interactive) workshops are available.
  • Nonprofit Ready offers hundreds of free professional development resources, including courses and certificates on fundraising, grant writing, starting a nonprofit, finance, engagement, marketing and human resources. 

Funding Opportunities

  • The City of San Diego is accepting applications for their Arts, Culture and Community Festivals grant. Deadline: August 31, 2022
  • The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) from organizations that provide military support programs or women’s services (including domestic violence, sex trafficking and social services for women). Deadline: September 1, 2022 by 5:00 PM
  • The San Diego County Bar Foundation is accepting applications for their General Grant Fund. Applications should facilitate and expand the availability of legal services, improve the administration of justice and the San Diego court system and/or promote public understanding of the law. First time applicants can call their administrative office at (619) 231-7015 or email for assistance. Deadline: September 1, 2022 by 11:59PM
  • Las Patronas is accepting proposals for their Major and Minor Grants. Las Patronas exclusively funds capital items for organizations that will have a useful life of at least three years and a significant beneficial impact on the San Diego Community. Deadline: September 2, 2022 by 5:00PM
  • Umpqua Bank, through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, is accepting applications from organizations that support direct-service programming that incorporates a diversity, equity and inclusion focus. Deadline: September 2, 2022
  • The Michelson 20MM Foundation is committed to providing support to organizations and institutions who are working to help students increase persistence and graduation rates through efforts that help students meet their basic needs. They will be accepting proposals beginning August 23, 2022 from educational institutions and nonprofits in which Michelson Spark Grant funds are part of a larger overall project with multiple funding streams. Deadline: September 7, 2022
  • The Sundt Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofits that provide service for a broad range of issues but gives special focus to underserved children and teens, domestic violence victims and military veterans and their families. Deadline: September 15, 2022
  • The Betty Scalice Foundation is accepting applications from organizations whose programs include community concerts; youth musical performances; low-cost classroom musical instruments; classroom programs that offer music and performances at schools; low-cost equipment that supports the teaching of choral music; and related programs that promote music appreciation. Deadline: Rolling through September 2022
  • The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program provides grant funds to County departments, public agencies and nonprofit community organizations for one-time community, social, environmental, educational, cultural or recreational needs. To apply for funding, an applicant must submit a completed application form and cover letter to one or more of the five Supervisors. Deadline: Rolling
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation accepts applications at any time from organizations whose projects or proposals align with their three areas of focused work: Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities. Deadline: Rolling
  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation is accepting applications from artists. Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal expenses. Deadline: Rolling
  • Based on the belief that it is important to be responsive to time-sensitive community needs and opportunities affecting the most vulnerable populations, Alliance Healthcare Foundation provides responsive funding up to $25,000. Responsive funding applications may be submitted at any time. Deadline: Ongoing
  • The Parker Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that provide services that improve the lives of people throughout the San Diego region. Deadline: Rolling
  • American Humane’s Second Chance grant offers public and private animal sheltering agencies and rescue groups financial assistance to help offset the costs of rescuing animals who are homeless or victims of human cruelty. Nonprofits who focus on animal rights and rescue are encouraged to submit proposals. Deadline: Ongoing


  • CalNonprofits offers a wide array of resources for California-based nonprofits.
  • Nonprofit Hub produces free guides on several helpful topics for nonprofits.
  • The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) may provide letters of support for organizations in California applying for federal grants. If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to receive a letter of support from DHCS, you can submit a request to
  • BoardSource provides resources and tools on a wide range of board leadership topics that help educate nonprofits and their boards, including downloadable resources, articles and publications.
  • Learn how to claim and update your organization’s Candid profile. Nonprofit profiles serve as a fundraising tool in telling an organization’s story and are viewed by numerous funders and foundations.
  • The Nonprofit Institute’s Digital Library houses our public reports and evaluations, including our State of California and State of Nonprofits & Philanthropy Annual Reports.
  • Wallace Foundation offers general nonprofit resources, including articles and studies by leading thinkers in the field of nonprofit finances.
  • The National Council on Nonprofits helps nonprofits achieve greater collective impact by identifying emerging trends, sharing proven practices and promoting solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.
  • NonprofitReady provides free online course library supporting the most common nonprofit job families, including fundraising, leadership, accounting and finance, operations, marketing and communications, volunteer engagement, and program management.
  • Volunteer Management Guide provides tools and best practices for effectively managing volunteers.
  • Tech Soup offers free and discounted software and hardware for nonprofits.

SDF Career Opportunities

  • Staff at San Diego Foundation (SDF) address the region’s most pressing challenges and identify opportunities by working with donors and partners to improve quality of life for all San Diegans. San Diego Foundation was recognized by The San Diego Union-Tribune as a 2020 and 2021 Top Workplace.

    SDF is currently seeking applicants for the following:

    • Administrative Assistant, Community Impact
    • Administrative Assistant, Development & Stewardship
    • Communications Specialist
    • Gift/Data Entry Administrator
    • Grants Specialist Officer
    • Manager, Education Initiatives
    • Manager, Regional Outreach
    • Program Manager, Food Initiatives
    • Program Specialist, Education Initiatives

San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

  • Program Officer, Infrastructure Delivery