Nonprofit Update March 2021: Events & Funding Opportunities

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.


Four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will provide $2.075 billion for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the pandemic. The new package also includes a $50 million allocation for nonprofit cultural institutions.

Four competitive funding rounds will be conducted by California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate selected intermediary, Lendistry. Additional information can be found at and below:

Round 3 (waitlisted applicants from Rounds 1 and 2): Friday, March 5th through Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Round 5: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st

Round 6: Date to be announced soon

Application Support

The San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC), San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and The San Diego Foundation have partnered to help business owners and nonprofit leaders access state and federal funding.

SBDC is committed to assisting applicants with this grant opportunity. It will help nonprofits and businesses prepare for the application and ensure you have all the needed documentation to be successful in the process.

COVID 19 Resources

Upcoming Events & Development Opportunities

Funding Opportunities at the Foundation

Other Funding Opportunities


Career opportunities at The San Diego Foundation

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