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 30-31 designed to educate local nonprofit leaders in ways to maximize their operational efficiency, better compete for grant funding and potentially partner with the City of San Diego in its ongoing programming targeting residents and neighborhoods most in need. Learn More>
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership and the San Diego Community College District are putting out a call for artists to showcase their art. The goal is to create an art exhibit in the space based on the theme “work.” Learn more> Deadline for concept papers: May 20 at 11:59pm.

Funding Opportunities at The Foundation

  • The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation is in its 31st grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Rancho Bernardo to submit applications directed toward investing in community enhancement and music. Deadline: May 20, 2019 at 5:00PM
  • The Ramona Community Foundation is in its 8th grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Ramona to submit applications directed toward investing in community enhancement, tourism and learning. RCF seeks to build a more vibrant and civically- engaged community through programs that make Ramona a great place in which to live, work and play. Deadline: June 3, 2019 at 5:00PM

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Latino Public Broadcasting is accepting applications for two funding initiatives: the Public Media Content Fund and the Current Issues Fund. This is an open invitation to independent producers to submit between $40,000 and $100,000, exploring a range of topics on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans. Deadline: June 3, 2019
  • Headlands Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for their Artist in Residence program. Residencies last four to ten weeks and include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living stipends. Artists from all stages and various media are encouraged to apply. Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • The Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation is accepting LOIs from nonprofits whose programs make valuable contributions in environment and health, music or education. Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund is accepting ongoing applications for organizations on the frontlines, defending the most vulnerable communities, with an emphasis on funding in states and communities where women of color, transgender people of color, and low-income women and trans people-led organizing is under-resourced. Deadline: The 15th of every month
  • Still We Rise is accepting ongoing applications from membership-led, community-based organizations working on social, racial, economic, and environmental justice initiatives in the rapidly changing conditions in the current political climate. Learn more> Deadline: First Monday of every month
  • The California Wellness Foundation is accepting LOIs for several initiatives: Health Care, Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods, Education and Employment, and Health Policy and Strengthening the Sector. Learn more> Deadline: Rolling
  • Rescue Bank is accepting ongoing applications from the animal rescue community in the form of donated pet food, delivered through their network of regional affiliates. Pet food grants allow rescue organizations to transfer part of their food budget to much-needed services such as spay/neuter, vet services, facility maintenance or improvement, and adoption events. 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.