Studies & Reports

Before we act, we must understand. The San Diego Foundation helps community members better understand challenges and opportunities in our region by collaborating with strategic partners to publish a wide range of studies, reports and publications.

Featured Reports

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San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund: 45 Days of Impact (2020)
Launched on March 16, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund was created to mobilize charitable dollars and rapidly deploy resources to nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in San Diego County. With the needs of communities continuing to grow and evolve, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund is the region’s leading charitable resource for San Diegans affected by the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.

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Workforce + Child Care (2020)
In this report, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and The San Diego Foundation establish the link between child care and economic development. The report shows that employers, policymakers and funders want change and identifies opportunities for local action. The report outlines how the optimal child care and workforce system requires the county and city governments, school districts, employers, funders, parents, and nonprofits to join efforts in six local actions:

  1. Expand the supply of child care
  2. Make more jobs family friendly
  3. Leave no state or federal money on the table
  4. Modify approaches for prenatal to third grade (P-3)
  5. Serve and support whole families (2Gen)
  6. Spark innovation in the child care sector

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Supporting Working Families (2020)
In this report, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce uncovers San Diego County employer perceptions about benefits provided to support working families. According to the report, employers offer a range of benefits, including parental leave, lactation rooms, child care and subsidies, and scheduling opportunities. By offering these benefits, employers gain a competitive edge when it comes to candidate recruitment, team retention, and increased productivity. The survey analysis offers seven high-level considerations for employers to support working families and recommends these three low- and no-cost ways employers can get started:

  1. Let employees use pre-tax dollars to pay for childcare
  2. Create a peer group for parents
  3. Establish clear boundaries between work and home

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