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

  • Creative Catalyst artist, Thelma Virata de Castro will be having her final performance of The Fire in Me at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library on March 16, 2019. The Fire In Me is a theatrical exploration of domestic violence in San Diego’s Filipino community. Thelma is working in collaboration with Asian Story Theater and Access Inc. The performance is free and open to the public. Due to mature content, The Fire In Me is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up.
  • The Nonprofit Institute and the City of San Diego are presenting a series of free workshops to assist nonprofits in understanding marketing fundamentals, governance and effective management. These workshops are free and open to any nonprofit serving the City of San Diego. Workshop dates vary and begin as early as March 28, 2019.
  • Join KPBS, National Conflict Resolution Center and The San Diego Foundation on March 25, 2019 for the next Community Heroes Conversation focused on Veterans’ Health. The event will feature an in-person interview with Community Hero Nico Marcolongo of Operation Rebound at the Challenged Athletes Foundation and a facilitated conversation about veterans’ health in San Diego.
  • The Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego is offering a fully paid scholarship to attend the one-week Executive Education Program, “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management” from July 14-20, 2019 at Harvard Business School. Interested individuals should e-mail for consideration. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Applications are open for the Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program. This program strives to empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life through inclusion, access, independence, opportunities for community engagement, and other life-enhancing endeavors. Deadline: March 19, 2019
  • The Doris Day Animal Foundation is accepting LOIs. Grants are focused on assisting senior companion animals, whether it be assisting with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption. Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International is accepting grant applications for ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. Learn More> Deadline: April 3, 201
  • The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam initiative is granting to programs that allow high school students and nonprofit educational organizations to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that are eligible for up to $10,000 in grants to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Deadline: April 9, 2019
  • The Harpo Foundation is accepting LOIs for their New Work Project Grant. This grant supports new work by under recognized artists 21 years and over. The Foundation considers proposals that directly support visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency or exhibition. Deadline: April 12, 2019
  • Sycuan Casino is accepting charitable donation requests by mail for nonprofit events, programs and initiatives. Deadline: Rolling
  • Barona Resort and Casio is accepting charitable donation requests from nonprofit organizations primarily focused on education, preserving the environment or enhancing community wellness. Deadline: Rolling
  • Viejas Casino is accepting charitable donation requests from nonprofit organizations that are addressing at least one of five areas of focus – diversity, environment, youth and seniors, education and cultural preservation. 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.