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

  • National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy is now enrolling for its Fundraising Academy Certificate Program. Learn more >
  • Nonprofit Management Solutions is hosting a Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management. Workshop on March 8. Learn more >

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The Escondido Charitable Foundation invites proposals in the range of $15,000 to $35,000 for programs that invest in youth development in the Escondido community. February 21 Deadline
  • The San Diego Foundation Opening the Outdoors Program is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations working to protect and connect outdoor spaces and improve outdoor access, especially for our most park-poor and underserved communities. Grants will be in the range of $25,000 to $50,000. March 1 Deadline
Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities?
Share them with San Diego’s nonprofit community in the comments below!

Other Funding Opportunities

  • 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
  • California Wildlands Grassroots offers support to preserve natural landscapes. Grants will be in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. February 15 Deadline
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation invites applications for implementing innovative programs. Grants ranging between $30,000 and $90,000 over three years. February 3 Deadline
  • California Humanities will be awarding “Quick Grants”, between $1,000 and $5,000, for small-scale public humanities activities and projects. March 1 Deadline
  • The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations for a $10,000 grant. April 13 Deadline
  • Patagonia invites applications for grants of up to $15,000 in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, are focused on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. April 30 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!