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

  • The City of San Diego and The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego are partnering to host a free, two-day training program designed to strengthen the effective management and organizational capacity of nonprofits in San Diego. Content includes dissecting a successful grant proposal, financial basics, partnering with The City for funding, storytelling strategies, effective board governance and more. Upcoming sessions run August 20-21, 2019. Visit the City of Diego website about the Nonprofit Academy for more information.

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The San Diego Women’s Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for its upcoming grant cycle focused on programs and projects that support refugees, asylees and asylum seekers. Programs should provide services that bridge the gap between a refugee, asylum seeker or asylee’s arrival in the U.S. and a point of self-sufficiency and stability. Deadline: September 9, 2019.

Other Funding Opportunities

  • The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education is accepting applications for programs that promote humane education through animal-assisted activities where both animals and people benefit. Deadline: July 26, 2019
  • S. Bank’s Community Possible Grant Program-Home pillar application is now open for submissions from programs that assist people in developing stability in their lives through access to safe, sustainable and accessible homes. Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • The C.J. Stafford and Dot Stafford Memorial Trust is accepting grant applications for organizations serving residents of San Diego County and focused on program areas such as arts, culture and humanities, education, health and human services. Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • The Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation has a call for applications from organizations that provide care and support for handicap assistance animals and/or focus on wildlife conservation. Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • The Nordson Foundation is accepting applications for nonprofit programs that directly or indirectly seek to maximize success before, during and beyond the traditional classroom years. Deadline: August 15, 2019
  • The Glide Foundation is accepting grant applications from animal protection organizations, land and wildlife conservancy groups, as well as projects focused on agricultural purposes, preservation of land and arts and civic initiatives. Priority is given to organizations based in Deadline: August 15, 2019
  • The Henry T. Nicholas, III Foundation is funding organizations dedicated to improving lives through investment in education, youth sports, technology, science, medical research, victim’s rights and national defense. Deadline: Rolling
  • The Foundation for Contemporary Art is accepting applications from visual and performing artists presented with a sudden, unanticipated opportunity to present their work to the public or who have an unexpected project expense. Deadline: Rolling


  • Nonprofit organizations can utilize our Community Engagement Space for conference and meeting rooms at no charge. Learn more >
  • Through a partnership with The San Diego Foundation, Nonprofit Management Solutions offers access to a free resource library for management and fundraising information.