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 Events & Development Opportunities
- California’s Arts in Corrections program is looking to the community for help to grow prison arts programming in a new direction: returned citizens who were formerly incarcerated are encouraged to lend their valuable voices to state contract decision making as paid Arts in Corrections panel advisors.
- Registration is full but you are encouraged to join the wait list for the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) workshop for people considering starting a nonprofit. Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
- Register now to tune in to “Nonprofit Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities with Technology,” a complimentary webinar from Stanford Social Innovation Review. Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11 a.m.
Funding Opportunities at The Foundation
- The San Diego Foundation is now accepting Letters of Interest for the Science and Technology grant program 2020-2021. The goal of this grant program is to increase the number of underrepresented, high potential students in the STEM career pipeline by providing opportunities for stipend-supported internships in advanced technical and scientific fields. Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020 (12:00 p.m.)
- The San Diego Foundation is accepting applications for the Early Childhood Initiative: Community Responsive grant pilot program. The goal of the responsive grant is to increase access to quality, affordable early childhood education and developmental care in San Diego County by supporting nonprofit organizations addressing relevant, timely challenges and opportunities. Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)
Other Funding Opportunities
- The Grey Muzzle Organization is a national organization which makes grants expressly for programs designed to improve the lives of at-risks senior dogs. Grants typically range from $2,500 to $7,500. Their 2020 grant application cycle will open on February 14, 2020.
- California Humanities Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are available for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Appropriate formats include community dialogues, reading- or film-and-discussion groups, oral history or nonfiction writing or story-sharing workshops, and other types of activities. Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020
- Wells Fargo Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge is offering up to $2,000,000 in direct grant assistance and $500,000 in technical assistance per award in the areas of construction, financing, and resident services and support to nonprofits and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- The Coastal Community Foundation’s Mental Health Fund is accepting applications for North County-serving nonprofit organizations that provide prevention or early intervention mental health services OR mental health counseling for youth (ages 21 and under). Deadline: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
- The Tegna Foundation gives grants to communities served by the broadcasting company Tegna Inc. The community grant program serves to address local community needs, and average between $1,000 and $5,000. Apply by emailing Pat Elwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Friday, February 28,2020
- The California Arts Council is accepting online applications for their Innovations + Intersections grant. This grant supports innovative projects that use arts and culture-based approaches to respond to systemic issues that affect Californians. There is a grant webinar on February 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. and a 15 minute phone consultation available. Deadline: April 14, 2020 for LOI Submission
- The Jewish Community Foundation in collaboration with The Cushman Foundation announced that this year’s Making a Difference for San Diego grant program will focus on awarding organizations that demonstrate impact through sustainable programs and/or services provided exclusively to: Veterans (not on active duty), Seniors or Children. Over $1 million will be awarded to San Diego County organizations through three-year grants of up to $150,000 (annual maximum of $50,000). Applications accepted February 24 through March 20