Emerging, Important Needs

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Hosted and administered by The San Diego Foundation in collaboration with County Board of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the co-chair of the County’s COVID-19 subcommittee, and seeded with $1 million from San Diego Gas & Electric and $300,000 from The San Diego Foundation, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.

Grant funding will focus on three critical areas: food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or gap funding. The coalition is working in close collaboration with local government, health agencies, nonprofits, businesses and other community partners to identify regional needs and assess potential grant recipients.

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Making A Difference

Bob Wilson Camp Fire
Bob Wilson, longtime donor with the Escondido Charitable Foundation and The San Diego Foundation, wanted to bring some positivity to the individuals whose lives were impacted by the Camp Fire.

Whether you’re donating $100 or choose to make an impact through a large gift like Bob Wilson’s 2018 inspirational $1.1 million gift for California wildfire survivors — your philanthropy can make a difference. 

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