The San Diego Foundation (CA)

The San Diego Foundation is San Diego's leading resource for information about charitable giving and community needs. The foundation encourages and supports meaningful dialogue on issues affecting each of its communities and work with philanthropists to develop creative solutions to meet critical community needs.

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$539,428,000 - 2007-06-30


$46,848,000 - 2007-06-30
$46,848,000 - 2007-06-30

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from San Diego Foundation

COVID-19 Fund Donates $150000 to Urban Corps for Wildland Fire Abatement Jobs
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The COVID-19 fund awards grants to local nonprofits that are supporting low-income workers, families and vulnerable communities most affected...more

Southwestern College awarded grants to help students during pandemic
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The grants awarded by the San Diego Foundation will allow the college to purchase and distribute computers and wifi hotspots, in addition to...more

Commentary: How your donation can help San Diego arts survive the pandemic
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

Hall, chair of The San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program, asks patrons to help keep local arts alive. (Sean M. Haffey). By JILL G. HALL....more

San Diego Rescue Mission's COVID-19 response fund grants help to close digital divide for San ...
Foundation: Blue Shield of California Foundation, San Diego Foundation

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Rescue Mission has received a $60,000 grant from the San Diego COVID-19 community response fund to...more

San Diego Arts + Culture Challenge Fund launching with $1.25 million to aid coronavirus ...
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

In a move to help creative artists and nonprofit arts organizations across the county deal with critical financial needs during the coronavirus...more

ECF to light Charity Arch in honor of first responders
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The Escondido Community Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced that it will quietly light the 40-foot by...more

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund update
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

... players, launched the San Diego COVID-19 Community Fund Monday and asked the public to donate to the philanthropic disaster-response...more

Commentary: How philanthropy can meet immediate needs in the COVID-19 era
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

San Diego's two largest philanthropic funders, the Jewish Community Foundation and the San Diego Foundation, have both established funds...more

Owners of Del Mar restaurant Ranch 45 makes creative changes to accommodate new restrictions
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

— All public schools must cancel all classes, gatherings and events. — Nonessential personnel are prohibited from entering hospitals and...more

Region's leaders, San Diego Foundation, SDG&E launch virus response fund with $1.3 million
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The grants will focus on three critical areas: food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or “gap” funding. Funds will be...more

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San Diego County, CA

Community Vital Signs for San Diego, CA

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Increasing the Diversity of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Increasing the diversity of social entrepreneurs in the U.S.

One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.

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