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.

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San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund Impact Report (2021)
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. As we mark one-year since the launch of the fund, this Impact Report to our community outlines philanthropy’s role in addressing the crisis.

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Workforce, Childcare & Change (2022)
As we recover from the pandemic, understanding the needs of children, working parents and care providers is essential to constructing a more resilient future. This report aims to provide a regionalized picture of the current perspectives of working parents, capacity of the childcare provider industry, and the role that access to quality, affordable care plays in ensuring parents can remain engaged in the workforce.

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San Diego County Childcare Landscape (2022)
Drawing on secondary data on the supply and demand for childcare, as well as 2022 survey data from 900 childcare providers in San Diego County, this report documents the most up-todate information available on the childcare landscape in San Diego County. The findings reveal a sector in crisis. At the same time that there is insufficient childcare to meet the demand, families are not utilizing the available licensed childcare to its full capacity because they are not finding the current system adequately meets their needs. Access to high-quality childcare is an essential component in ensuring families can maintain stable employment and children arrive at elementary school prepared. A substantial investment and rethinking of the system are needed to transform the way families access and utilize childcare.

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