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

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

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 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


  • 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.