Nonprofit Update November 2021: Events & Funding Opportunities

Nonprofit Update

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • In advance of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) deadline for the Sustainable & Community-Centered Solutions to Alleviate Food Insecurity Grant, SDWF invites and encourages all prospective applicants to attend their Cycle 22 Grantseekers Forum to learn about their current funding priority, the grants selection process, and how to apply. Date and Time: November 18, 2021, 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • The 2021 Live Well Advance conference brings together thousands of partners and stakeholders to network and learn about new tools and best practices in breakout sessions. The event provides a place where Live Well San Diego Partners can share ideas, collaborate, innovate, and create a stronger foundation to continue community improvement efforts throughout the year. Date: November 17 and November 18, 2021.
  • The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture is accepting applications for their FY23 application review panelists pool. They are looking for artists, cultural practitioners, and arts field professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds. Deadline: November 21, 2021
  • The 13th annual BlueTech Week is being held November 15-18, 2021. The Blue Economy Workforce of Tomorrow event will be held on November 16, 2021 from 11:30AM-12:30PM and is free and open to the public. You must register to attend.
  • GivingTuesday is on November 30, 2021. Nonprofits can leverage the energy of GivingTuesday to tell their stories, engage lifelong advocates and build a movement for their organizations – and that’s way more powerful than just collecting donors. Download your toolkit .
  • To help raise awareness of charitable causes and encourage donors’ generosity, Meta will match $8 million USD in qualifying donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday. Download the 2021 Giving Season Playbook that includes messaging templates that can be repurposed.
  • Nonprofit Management Solutions holds a series of live, virtual Workshops for nonprofits and individuals throughout the year and provides access to Foundation Directory Online Professional, a fully searchable database of more than 100,000 foundation and corporate grantmakers.

TSDF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • The 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation is accepting proposals for high impact programs which will support youth in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline: December 20, 2021, 5:00PM
  • The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for projects that provide opportunities to invest, celebrate, and enhance the Carlsbad community. Their primary areas of impact are health and human services, arts and culture, youth and educational programs, and environmental sustainability. Deadline: December 1, 2021, 5:00PM
  • The Oceanside Community Foundation is seeking applications for academic and social development and enrichment programs that help students living in Oceanside in grades K-12 make up for lost time due to being at home for many months during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Deadline: December 3, 2021, 5:00PM
  • The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working towards long-term, sustainable, and community-centered solutions to alleviate food insecurity in areas with low-access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food. SDWF will prioritize organizations that bring community voices to this work and encourages coordinated and collaborative efforts across organizations. Deadline: December 17, 2021, 5:00PM

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • The California Wellness Foundation accepts Letters of Interest on an ongoing basis from organizations in California working to prevent health problems that result from inequities related to the social determinants of health. Priority funding areas include bridging the gaps in access and quality care, expanding education and employment pathway, promoting health and safe neighborhoods, and increasing nonprofit opportunity. Deadline: Letters of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis
  • The Waitt Foundation is accepting applications for their Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and ocean protection. Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a monthly rolling basis
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development (The Department) is accepting applications for funds from the CalHome program. The Department is making approximately $57 million available to fund Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Corporations, and Federally Recognized and Special Government Entities, for activities within the CalHome program. Deadline: November 22, 2021, 5:00PM
  • The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is seeking request for proposals for their Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Program. The purpose of the Program is to prevent intimate partner violence, including teen dating violence, prioritize underserved populations within communities, and build the capacity of local organizations to do this work. Deadline: November 23, 2021, 5:00PM
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications to support locally focused environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. Deadline: December 6, 2021
  • The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is accepting applications to the Edible Food Recovery program. This program is intended to provide opportunities for the support of new and expanded edible food recovery and food waste prevention projects (food recovered for people or source reduction) in California. Projects must reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills, thereby helping to achieve the state’s short-term climate pollutant goals. Deadline: December 16, 2021
  • The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) iCommute program is accepting applications for programs that educate, promote, and encourage biking as a viable transportation choice. A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available. Grant money can be used for an event, a campaign, or even a piece of a larger effort you’re already working on. Deadline: January 11, 2022, 5:00PM
  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications to the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). The purpose of the program is to incentivize California farmers to implement irrigation systems that conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from irrigation water pumping. Applicants may request funds for irrigation-related, on-farm improvements that will result in water savings and GHG emission reductions. Deadline: January 18, 2022

RESOURCES

  • Through a partnership with The San Diego Foundation, Nonprofit Management Solutions offers access to a free resource library for management and fundraising information.

TSDF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Staff at The San Diego Foundation address the region’s most pressing challenges and identify opportunities by working with donors and partners to improve quality of life for all San Diegans. The San Diego Foundation was awarded a 2020 Top Places to Work award by The San Diego Union-Tribune. We are currently seeking applicants for a Climate Equity Intern, Database Manager, Regional Affiliates Specialist, and Controller for the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center.