This page provides San Diego nonprofit organizations with information about the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, as well as helpful resources to support your organization while navigating this public health and economic crisis. To view this content in Spanish or other languages, please use the translation tool located at the bottom of this page.

A Fund for Nonprofits & Our Community

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund was created to rapidly deploy resources to nonprofit organizations that are supporting low-income workers, families and vulnerable communities impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations supporting San Diegans, particularly communities in our region that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.

Grant funding will focus on these critical areas: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, and rent and utility payment support, as well as low-to-no interest loans for nonprofit organizations. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the coronavirus outbreak and its recovery phases.


In order to move resources quickly without further burdening organizations providing critical services and support, we have established a streamlined grant application process.

Nonprofit Loans

Low-to-no interest loans are offered to San Diego nonprofit organizations through the San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Loan Program (SBNLP).

For questions about the forms, please contact us at To view a list of the latest grant recipients and learn more about the fund, visit

Ongoing Grant Agreements

Community foundations are established to take care of our community in times of crisis, and we recognize the importance of nonprofit partnerships in helping to fulfill that purpose. In addition to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, The San Diego Foundation has signed the Council on Foundations Pledge to give nonprofits more flexibility to use funding where it’s needed most. If you have questions about what this means for your organization, (particularly if you are a current grant recipient of The San Diego Foundation or have a fund at The San Diego Foundation) please contact

Useful Resources

Fundraising Toolkit

General Resources

Public Health Guidelines

Federal Relief & Stimulus Information for Nonprofits

San Diego County Relief and Funding Support

Staffing and Human Resources