April 12, 2016 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced an open call for grant applications through the Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund. Applications will be accepted for projects focusing on research that enhances our understanding of how to address climate change in the San Diego region. Eligible projects will support innovative scientific projects or research, and fit within the Blasker-Rose-Miah 2016 grant guidelines.

“Since 1999, the Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundation has provided an opportunity for San Diego’s leading experts to address some of the region’s most pressing challenges,” explained Dr. Emily Young, Vice President of Community Impact at The San Diego Foundation. “This year, we are excited to continue these efforts and focus on climate change to ensure the health, security and well-being of our local communities.”

The Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundation has granted over $7.3 million to more than 150 early career scientists and engineers from premier research institutions such as UC San Diego, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, J. Craig Venter Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego State University, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego Natural History Museum and more.

Established by former local aeronautical engineer Samuel L. Blasker to foster scientific innovation, The Fund nurtures and develops unique and innovative discoveries through science and technology research to support San Diego’s innovation economy, and through environmental research and protection to improve our quality of life today and for future generations.

For more information about the Blasker-Rose-Miah Fund, visit SDFoundation.org/Blasker. To apply for one of the available grants, visit SDFoundation.org/Grants.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation promotes and increases effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $629 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $964 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org