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 Nonprofit Academy, a partnership between the City of San Diego and The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego, is offering a free, two-day training program on May 31 – June 1, designed to strengthen the effective management and organizational capacity of nonprofits in San Diego. Learn More >
  • Learn how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit organization. This free seminar, Creating Sustainable Funding from Individual Donors: A Proven Model, will be presented by Benevon on June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at The San Diego Foundation. Learn More >
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Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) is requesting proposals from nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community. RCF intends to award between $30,000 to $40,000 in grants with funding levels between $1,500 to $5,000. The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Ramona a great place in which to live, work and play. Desirable projects will inspire community pride and revitalization and increase quality of life. Deadline June 4

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Creative Capital is accepting applications for writers in contemporary visual art. Grants of up to $50,000 in four categories — articles, blogs, books, and short-form writing — will support projects that address both general and specialized art audiences. Applicants must be individuals who write about contemporary visual art, or art historians, artists, critics, curators, journalists, or practitioners in an outside field who strongly engage with the contemporary visual arts. Deadline May 21
  • Russell Sage Foundation is seeking Letters of Inquiry for its Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration. Grants of up to $150,000 over one or two years will be awarded in support of innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Deadline (LOI) May 24
  • Ascena Foundation is requesting nominations for women advocates. The program chooses a single Grand Prize winner to receive $100,000 and two runners-up to receive $25,000 based on work that empowers women and girls in health, education, social reform, or esteem. Now in its third year, the program has issued a call for anyone to nominate themselves or a peer at any eligible organization for a chance to win the 2018 Jaffe Award. Deadline May 24
  • The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are accepting applications to support low-income communities. The Communities Thrive Challenge is a $10 million funding opportunity to find and support successful community-driven approaches to expand economic opportunities for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the United States. Each grantee will receive a $1 million grant, technical assistance tailored to their needs, and an opportunity to share their stories with the country. Deadline June 12


  • 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!