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2022 Contribution Deadlines

We understand giving comes in all shapes and sizes. This November and December, it’s important to remember SDF accepts gifts of many types of assets, including cash, stocks and more.
Refer to the critical dates below to ensure that contributions and grant recommendations are received and processed by December 31, the IRS deadline for yearly tax deduction eligibility. For some assets, these dates fall in November.
Contribution Type Action Needed Timing
Mutual Fund Call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 or email DonorServices@sdfoundation.org. Mutual fund donations must arrive to SDF by November 23.
Stock Submit a Stock Contribution Form or call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 or email DonorServices@sdfoundation.org. Stock donations must arrive to SDF brokerage accounts by December 29 at 1:00pm.
Credit Card Log in to your MySDF account.
Click on “Give to My Fund” and follow instructions.

Or

Call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 to contribute to your fund with your credit card. Credit card processing fees will apply.
Credit card donations must be processed by SDF by December 30 at 12:00pm.
Check Mail to:
Attn: Donations
San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106

Please write your fund name and number in the memo field of your check. Make the check payable to San Diego Foundation. (For Endowment funds, please indicate whether the gift should be applied to the principal or distributable portion of the fund.)
Mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Post Office by December 31.
Electronic Bank Transfer Log in to your MySDF account.

Click on “Give to My Fund” and follow instructions.

Or

Call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 to set up an electronic bank transfer to your fund.
Funds must be received by December 30.
Wire Transfer Call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 or email DonorServices@sdfoundation.org. Funds must be received by December 30.
IRA

Includes Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) and Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
Deadlines and actions needed are dependent on IRA contribution type and custodian.
Grantmaking
Grants Log in to your MySDF account.

Click on “Recommend Grant” and follow instructions.

Or

Call Donor Services at (619) 814-1332 or email DonorServices@sdfoundation.org.
Grants guaranteed to be postmarked before December 31 must be received by December 22 at 12:00pm.

Giving Season Resources

Here to Support Your Giving

Your philanthropy is personal. Our Donor Services Team is here to help you this Giving Season by delivering world-class service and promptly responding to your needs.

We can support your giving and philanthropic goals in many ways, including:

  • Helping you make grants that will meet our community’s greatest needs
  • Sharing our expertise in the urgent issues facing our community
  • Providing research into nonprofits or issues to support your philanthropy
  • Connecting you to nonprofits, causes and other funders that align with your interests
  • Assisting you in making donations of any kind and opening new funds
  • Helping you navigate and use the MySDF Donor Portal

Contact us at (619) 814-1332 or DonorServices@sdfoundation.org to help you manage your funds and give confidently this Giving Season.