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

  • Registration for the 13th Annual USD Nonprofit Governance Symposium is now open. The Symposium will take place January 12-14, 2017. Learn more >
  • The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University is now enrolling for its Fundraising Academy Certificate Program. Learn more >
Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities?
Share them with San Diego’s nonprofit community in the comments below!

Funding Opportunities at The San Diego Foundation

  • The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation is accepting proposals for projects that support the physical and/or mental well-being and educational development of youth within Chula Vista. Approximately $50,000 in funding is available. January 9 Deadline
  • The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation invites proposals in the range of $15,000 to $60,000 that support programs addressing drug and alcohol addiction. January 9 Deadline
  • The Oceanside Charitable Foundation invites proposals in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 for programs that served “youth at risk” in the Oceanside community. January 9 Deadline

Other Funding Opportunities

  • #GIRLBOSS Foundation invites applications from female entrepreneurs to pursue a creative endeavor for up to a $15,000 grant. December 31 Deadline
  • The Social Equity Collaborative Fund is accepting letters of Intent for collaborative projects and programs that advance racial and economic equity in San Diego County. January 12 Deadline
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation is accepting applications for grants in the area of hearing healthcare. January 15 Deadline
  • The San Diego Unified Port District is requesting proposals for education programs that promote environmental stewardship, pollution prevention and forward-thinking sustainability goals benefiting the San Diego Bay and its diverse resources. February 9 Deadline
  • Open Society Foundations is accepting proposals for programs that support, protect, and empower those who are targets of hateful acts and rhetoric. February 15 Deadline
  • California Wildlands Grassroots offers support to preserve natural landscapes. Grants will be in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. February 15 Deadline
  • Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge is accepting student entries for service learning projects, prizes in the range of $1,000 to $20,000. April 7 Deadline


  • 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

Do you know of other upcoming local events or funding opportunities for San Diego’s nonprofit community? Share them in the comments below!