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

  • Join the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation, KPBS and the National Conflict Resolution Center on March 22 at 6pm, as they honor Community Hero Steve Binder, a deputy public defender and Co-Founder of the Homeless Court Program. Learn More>
  • Nonprofit Academy has partnered with The University of San Diego to offer a webinar, and a series of signature workshops (see below) at the Weingart Library in City Heights. Learn More>
    • Nonprofit Financial Management, April 12, 2018
    • Program Planning & Grant Proposal Writing, April 20, 2018
    • Marketing Fundamentals & Storytelling Strategies, April 20, 2018
Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities?
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Funding Opportunities

  • The Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego (HBS) is accepting applications for nonprofit management. HBS is offering a fully paid scholarship to attend a one-week Executive Education Program entitled, “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management” (SPNM). The course will be held July 15-21, 2018 at the Harvard Business School in Boston. Deadline: March 30
  • The National Endowment for the Arts is seeking applications from small and midsize nonprofit organizations to its Challenge America Fast-Track grants program. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Deadline: April 12
  • The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation is accepting applications for K-12 classroom strategies. Grants are awarded to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. The Teacher Development Grant provides K – 12 teachers a chance to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry, and provide opportunities to observe their effects on students. Deadline: April 15
  • The William T. Grant Foundation is requesting letters of inquiry for inequality research. The grant awards up to $600,000 in support of research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes for youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality related to economic, racial/ethnic, and language background, but research that explores other areas will also be considered based on a compelling case for its impact. Deadline: May 2


  • 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

Know of other upcoming events or grant opportunities? Share them with San Diego’s nonprofit community in the comments below!