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

  • Gallagher Chapman is offering a seminar on What Nonprofits Can Expect in 2018, occurring February 13 at The University of San Diego. Learn More>
  • Nonprofit Management Solutions is offering organizational and leadership development courses and workshops, related to nonprofit and project management throughout the year. Learn More>

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The San Diego Foundation is accepting applications for its Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF) current grant cycle. The ECF invites 501(c)3 nonprofits and government entities serving the Escondido community to apply. The grant provides opportunities for professional artists to enhance Escondido through interactive, publicly-accessible arts and cultural experiences. Deadline: February 20
  • The San Diego Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) for its 2018 Opening the Outdoors grant cycle. The Foundation is inviting LOIs from nonprofit organizations working to protect and connect outdoor spaces and improve outdoor access, especially for our most park-poor and underserved communities. Nonprofits may apply for $25,000 to $75,000. Deadline: March 9
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Other Funding Opportunities

  • The California Ocean Protection Council is seeking proposals for projects benefiting California’s ocean and coast. Proposition 1 funding allocates $30 million to the OPC for a competitive grant program for multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. The priority issue areas for this round of Proposition 1 funding are: marine managed areas; coastal and ocean water quality impacts; fisheries; and climate change adaptation. Deadline: February 23
  • The Vodafone Americas Foundation is requesting proposals for innovative mobile solutions. Applicants will compete for first, second and third-place prizes worth $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000, respectively. The mobile or wireless solution must have the potential to solve a problem in the areas of access to education, health, access to communication, economic development, and the environment/disaster relief. Deadline: March 5
  • USC Sea Grant is accepting proposals for the California Ocean Protection Council’s Proposition 84 Competitive Grant Program. A total of $6,000,000 is available to be awarded as grants to support research within the focus areas and priority research topics. OPC has identified six broad focus areas: ocean acidification and hypoxia, and other changes in ocean conditions from a changing climate; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; sea-level rise adaptation and coastal resilience; coastal sediment management; marine pollution; and marine renewable energy. Deadline: March 15
  • The National Endowment for the Arts is seeking applications from small and midsize nonprofit organizations to its Challenge America Fast-Track grants program. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Deadline: April 12.


  • 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

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