San Diego Women’s Foundation Announces Largest Grantmaking in its History

I am proud to announce that on June 5, the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) will award $243,000 in new grant funding to five nonprofits working to combat human trafficking in San Diego County – this will be the largest total grants awards in our 19-year history.

Human trafficking is more dangerous and prevalent than many of us realize. According to a University of San Diego study, an estimated 3,000 – 8,000 individuals in San Diego are victims of sex trafficking each year, with recruitment happening on middle and high school campuses across the county.

Our grants will save lives and help to change those statistics.

SDWF’s grants selection process is thoughtful and thorough, involving three stages of review by teams of SDWF members. After careful review, SDWF members have decided to award grants to the following nonprofits:

These exceptional organizations are doing critically important work to address urgent needs in our community. As an SDWF member myself, I am deeply proud to support these life-changing programs. I am extremely grateful to all of our SDWF members for providing the funding, experience and insight that allow us to make these impactful grants.

All are welcome at our 19th Annual Grants Celebration on June 5 – if you’d like to join us to celebrate community change and the power of women in philanthropy, register here. This event WILL sell out, so don’t wait!

And if you’d like to join with us in philanthropy as a member, or to learn more about SDWF’s work, please feel free to contact me at

Register for the Annual Grants Celebration

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