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January 25, 2024 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Foundation announced today it has launched the San Diego Flood Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources into the community and support organizations responding to this week’s unprecedented flooding in San Diego County. Donations can be made online at

“This week’s 1,000-Year Flood left many residents without homes, clothing or food,” said Mark Stuart, President and CEO of San Diego Foundation. “San Diegans care about each other. In times of great need, they step up to give a hand to their neighbors and their community. We urge all San Diegans to donate so we can quickly get funds to the nonprofit organizations helping those with urgent needs.”

The fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit service organizations engaged in disaster response and relief. San Diego Foundation will match donations up to $100,000. One hundred percent of donations to the San Diego Flood Response Fund will go towards nonprofits helping San Diegans impacted by the flood. The San Diego Flood Response Fund does not grant directly to individuals or families, but to the nonprofit organizations that serve individuals and families.

The City and County of San Diego, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, have declared a state of emergency regarding this week’s flooding. Damages are estimated at millions of dollars and potentially hundreds of San Diegans are without homes. Some of the most acute flooding and damage occurred in Southeast San Diego communities, including Mountain View, Southcrest, Logan Heights and Encanto.

About San Diego Foundation

San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. Crisis Philanthropy is dedicated to quickly mobilizing local leaders, donors and partners to provide critical services and assistance when San Diegans are in need. For more than 48 years, SDF and its donors have granted $1.7 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at 


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