Corporate Giving Stories

Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy

There is a tremendous opportunity for San Diego companies to help our community through philanthropy. Custom Corporate Giving program benefits include:

  • Cost-effective and efficient: No startup costs or additional legal, CPA or administrative costs.
  • Employee empowerment: High employee engagement, employee retention and the ability to attract top talent.
  • Access to experts: Rely on our Giving Team’s expertise for community knowledge and meeting urgent needs.
  • Administrative support: Compliance with IRS requirements and fiduciary responsibility without required tax filings.
  • Brand building: Enhance your public image, brand integrity, business development and government relations.
  • Grantmaking services: Recommend a grant. We’ll handle the rest, reducing the burden for your Finance, Community Relations and HR teams.
  • Anonymity: Opt for privacy and protection if you don’t want to be identified publicly.
  • Protected funds: Budget for philanthropy held securely at a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
  • Managed charitable assets: Sophisticated investment options and financial management to grow your charitable giving.

Corporate Giving Partners

Join a growing list of San Diego companies that
work with us to create Custom Corporate Giving programs.

How to Get Started

Contribute a tax-deductible donation of cash, stock, or other assets to open your corporate-advised fund and receive one tax receipt.

Your charitable assets are invested to maximize your return and strengthen your grantmaking and social good power over time.

When your team is ready, recommend a grant through our donor portal to support your favorite community initiatives, nonprofit organizations or employee programs.

Get Started

“San Diego Foundation has been instrumental in helping us identify our giving priorities. As a company that values giving back, we wanted to create a program that had measurable impact and reflected our values. The result was an impactful and mission-focused giving program.”

Mariel León
Chair, Community Involvement Committee
WD-40 Company

Custom Corporate Giving Guide

Our Custom Corporate Giving Guide will teach you the basics of building and sustaining a successful corporate giving program that unlocks benefits for your employees and your brand.

Download our Custom Corporate Giving Guide

Corporate-Advised Fund Fees

Fees from corporate-advised funds at SDF fund our nonprofit operations and are re-invested into communities through grantmaking, programs, and initiatives that support urgent regional needs.

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Connect with our Giving Team

Since 1975, San Diego Foundation has been a trusted advisor for corporate giving and a partner in philanthropy, enabling San Diego companies to outsource part or all of their back-office charitable giving needs.

Interested in learning how our Custom Corporate Giving solutions could benefit your business?

Contact Director of Development & Stewardship Cami Mattson at (619) 814-1385, email us or submit a Contact Form.

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