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.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  • The Harvard Business School Club of San Diego is now accepting applicants for its Winter 2020 Management Development Not-For-Profit program. The case-method based program puts participants in the driver’s seat to discuss and propose solutions to real issues not-for-profits face, such as funding, leadership, operations, strategy, and marketing. Deadline for applications: January 29, 2020.
  • The City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy is a free, two-day training program designed to strengthen the effective management and organizational capacity of nonprofits in San Diego. Instructions on how to enroll for the upcoming May 2020 session will become available in April 2020. For the latest information about the Nonprofit Academy and related programs, please subscribe to the CDBG email distribution list.

Funding Opportunities at the Foundation

  • The San Diego Foundation’s Common Scholarship program is now open and accepting applicants. The Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships by filling out just one application. Deadline: February 5, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
  • The 4S Ranch~Del Sur Charitable Foundation 2020 grant cycle is accepting proposals for programs that address the health, well-being, safety, and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur Communities. Deadline: December 18, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Escondido Charitable Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from nonprofit organizations and agencies that have projects to improve the quality of life in Escondido through environmental education and action. Letter of Intent Deadline: January 6, 2020
  • The San Diego Foundation is collaborating with San Diego Grantmakers to offer up to $300,000 through the Social Equity Collaborative Fund (SECF) for projects that advance racial and climate justice in San Diego County. Deadline: January 16, 2020

Other Funding Opportunities


  • Nonprofit organizations can utilize our 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.