Upcoming Events & Development Opportunities

  • 18th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium: Envisioning the Future of Governance
    Online Event: January 27, 2022 8:00am-2:00am PST
    Nonprofit leaders spend a great deal of time envisioning events and scenarios that might happen in the future. The pandemic and its resulting effects have made this process much more difficult. Join The Nonprofit Institute as they collectively envision the future of governance and examine more directly how governance can be the catalyst for building strong organizations and even stronger communities.
  • Nonprofit Management Solutions – Virtual Workshops
    Nonprofit Management Solutions holds a series of live, virtual Workshops for nonprofits and individuals working for nonprofits throughout the year and offers access to their Foundation Directory Online Professional, a fully searchable database of more than 100,000 foundation and corporate grantmakers.
  • Nonprofit Partnerships Training Program
    RISE San Diego’s free Nonprofit Partnership Program aims to strengthen nonprofits and social enterprises through technical assistance, training and facilitating, and promoting a culture of collective impact. RISE offers both monthly trainings focused on reducing barriers to business success and technical assistance courses, known as their “Learning Labs.” The two technical assistance course tracks are: 1) a business development track (Power of Performance Learning Labs); and 2) a contracting and support track (Ready, Set, Go Learning Labs).
  • The Harvard Business School Club of San Diego is offering a Not-For-Profit Management Development Program. The program is designed for functional managers looking to broaden business horizons, not-for-profit founders and leaders looking to hone their skills and advance their networks, and professionals considering an MBA. Find out more about their program and how to register in their 2022 MDP Program Booklet. The program will run Monday evenings from February 7 – March 28.

TSDF Funding Opportunities

  • The Escondido Community Foundation invites nonprofits serving Escondido to apply for programs which will support workforce development. The pandemic has caused upheaval in the lives of workers and business owners. Building sustainable careers is vital to individual economic stability as well as the economic vitality of the entire community. Letter of Intent Deadline: January 24 by 5:00pm

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation is seeking proposals that provide market-based and/or transformational systems-change solutions with the potential to improve access, quality, and health outcomes for the most systemically marginalized and under-resourced populations of San Diego and/or Imperial counties. Deadline: January 28, 2022 by 5:00pm
  • The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for their COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program. Organizations must be Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, and in good standing. Organizations must demonstrate how their organization suffered from loss of income, and/or how their operations help to address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19, either through their existing operations or through a new, proposed program or activity for which they are requesting grant funding. Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • California ReLeaf is now seeking proposals for its second cycle of the Treecovery grant program. All funded projects must reduce greenhouse gasses. While significant focus will be on supporting projects located in disadvantaged and low-income communities, 20% of the funds will be open to state-wide competition in all communities. Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • The Doris Day Animal Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofits focused on helping animals and the people that love them. Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • The Dr. Seuss Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) from nonprofits. The Dr. Seuss Foundation focuses on improving literacy and learning as these are essential to succeeding in the multi-layered worlds of the arts and humanities, health and well-being, animal welfare, and the environment. Deadline February 1, 2022
  • The Zable Foundation is accepting applications. The Foundation is a general funder and historically funded programs that benefit youth and underprivileged individuals, active and retired military personnel, and sports related activities. Deadline: February 1, 2022
  • Boys and Girls Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that support or create programs that provide preventative services or direct care to abused, neglected, and disadvantaged youth in San Diego County. Deadline: February 1, 2022 by noon
  • The Nordson Foundation is accepting applications from organizations located in North San Diego County that seek to maximize success before, during and beyond the traditional classroom years. Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • As You Sow grants monies to nonprofit organizations solely for the purposes of educating, reducing, remediating, and/or preventing consumer exposures to toxic chemicals and to increase consumer, worker, and community awareness of the health hazards posed by toxic chemicals in the State of California. Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is accepting grant applications from organizations that help people in need. Past grantees and programs previously funded are listed on their website to give prospective applicants an idea of the types of organizations and programs that are funded. Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • The Bolton Foundation is accepting applications from organizations with programs that benefit community development, education, or youth services. Grants can be used as either seed money for start-up programs or funding for existing programs. Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • Classics for Kids Foundation is accepting grant applications from schools and nonprofit organizations that believe in the role of fine instruments in their music programs and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds. Deadline: March 31, 2022
  • The Rosenberg Foundation encourages letters of inquiry for public-interest advocacy efforts that will help make California a just and economically inclusive state as aligned with their grantmaking priorities. Letters of inquiry for preliminary research and planning also will be accepted. The Rosenberg Foundation currently makes grants in four priority areas – Leading Edge Fund, Justice and Public Safety, Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Workers’ Rights, and Civil Rights and Civic Participation. Deadline: Rolling
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for innovative ideas that align with their priority areas to ensure all children, families, and communities – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential. Deadline: Rolling
  • The Guitar Center Music Foundation awards traditional instruments only to music instruction programs that are part of 501c3 organizations or public schools in the United States. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants can be of any age. Deadline: Rolling


  • Through a partnership with The San Diego Foundation, Nonprofit Management Solutions offers access to a free resource library for management and fundraising information.
  • The 0% interest period and payment pause for federal student loans will end May 1, 2022. If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

TSDF Career Opportunities

  • Staff at The San Diego Foundation address the region’s most pressing challenges and identify opportunities by working with donors and partners to improve quality of life for all San Diegans. The San Diego Foundation was awarded a 2021 Top Workplace award by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

    We are currently seeking applicants for a Controller at the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center, a 501(c)(3) organization of The San Diego Foundation that conducts research and policy analysis to help solve the region’s biggest problems.