San Diego Gives
Early bird registration is February 1-28, 2023!
Regular registration is from March 1 - April 30, 2023.
We’re honored to partner with San Diego Gives, a dedicated day of giving to make an impact across San Diego County on September 7, 2023. Nonprofits can benefit from a wave of support throughout that day and access months of training in fundraising, donor stewardship, and communications before the event. We encourage 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving the greater San Diego area to join the movement.
- Federal Grants: Check department websites for upcoming grants, e.g., Dept. of Health and Human Services; Office of Refugee Resettlement; National Endowment for the Arts, etc. All federal grants are submitted through https://www.grants.gov
- State of California grants are submitted through the individual departments. State of California website: http://www.ca.gov/
- AmeriCorps is the only federal agency for community service and volunteerism. Multiple funding opportunities are listed on their website: https://americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities
- California Arts Council: http://cac.ca.gov/
- California Council for the Humanities: http://www.calhum.org/
- City of San Diego: https://www.sandiego.gov/cdbg
- Coastal Community Foundation: http://coastalfoundation.org/grants/
- Community Development Block Grants: Check County and Individual cities. County of San Diego: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/sdhcd/community-development/cdbg.html.
- Rancho Santa Fe Foundation http://rsffoundation.org/grants/
- Rancho Santa Fe Womens Fund https://rsfwomensfund.org/Grants
- San Diego County grants are posted on BuyNet at: https://buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov/
- San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture: https://www.sandiego.gov/arts-culture/
- The San Diego Foundation www.sdfoundation.org
- San Diego Grants sandiegogrants.org
- San Diego County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program www.sandiegocounty.gov/auditor/nrp.html
- San Diego Women's Foundation www.sdwomensfoundation.org
- San Diego Workforce Partnership http://workforce.org/
- Susan G. Koman https://www.komensandiego.org/applyforagrant/
- Women Give San Diego womengivesd.org/grant
City of Escondido Nonprofit Relief Fund
The City of Escondido Nonprofit Relief Fund is now accepting online applications at sdivsbdc.org/grant-for-escondido-nonprofits. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., August 11.
To apply, nonprofits must be located in or serve the city of Escondido. Priority consideration will be given to:
- Nonprofits serving or located in the city’s Opportunity Zone
- Nonprofits that focus on the performing arts, music and culture; early childhood education; senior services; and, organizations involved in health, nutrition and well-being will have first priority; however, all non-profits that suffered losses during the pandemic are strongly encouraged to apply
- Nonprofits that did not receive allocations through such programs as the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, California Relief Grant and/or the City’s Small Business Relief Fund
The Escondido Community Foundation will review applications after the submission period closes on August 11; grant recipients will be notified in late September. Technical assistance, including two recorded Q&A webinars and office hours, will be provided by the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center. For application assistance and/or additional details about eligibility and required documents, visit sdivsbdc.org/grant-for-escondido-nonprofits.
NBC Project Innovation Grant
Strengthening communities through innovative solutions. In 2022, Project Innovation will award nearly $3.5 million to non-profit organizations in 11 NBC and Telemundo owned television station markets that are tackling everyday problems through innovative solutions. Due March 25, 2022.
AARP Community Challenge
The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. This year, applications will be accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation and civic engagement; support diversity, equity and inclusion; build engagement for programs under new federal laws; and pursue innovative ideas that support people age 50 or older. Applications due March 22, 2022 at 5:00pm.
The Sundt Foundation RFP
The Sundt Foundation is 50-percent funded by contributions from Sundt employee-owners. Every dollar is matched by the company and then distributed through quarterly grants to qualified 501c3 nonprofits in their eleven giving areas. The Foundation considers a broad range of social issues but gives special focus to under-served children and teens, domestic violence victims, and military veterans and their families. The deadlines to apply for grants are March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.
Coastal Community Foundation / Hand to Hand
The mission of Hand to Hand is to make an impact on the lives of women and girls in San Diego County by directing resources to programs that empower change and self-sufficiency. Deadline is May 16, 2022.
Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation
Umpqua Bank, through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, continues to believe in the power of partnership by leading with a Community Giving Strategy and Community Grants program that reflects a deep commitment to improving economic prosperity for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. $5000 - $10000 awarded to around 175 orgs annually. Summer cycle due June 3, 2022 at 5:00pm.
Coastal Community Foundation / Betty Scalice Foundation
Nonprofit and school-based music-related / music appreciation programs serving San Diego County are eligible to apply. Preference is given to programs serving North County San Diego. Grant application deadline is rolling. Applications will be accepted through September 2022.
Network for Good's Project Grow Your Good
Enter to win a $5,000 donation for your nonprofit organization! The goal at Network for Good is to help small and growing nonprofits expand their impact on communities. Each month, Project Grow Your Good's donation giveaway helps empower organizations creating positive change. www.networkforgood.com/grow-your-good
Energy Solutions Partner Network
SDG&E outreach team works with over 200 non-profit organizations throughout the SDG&E territory. The Energy Solutions Partner Network is a partnership with non-profit organizations and SDG&E working together to get valuable programs and tools information to the community. Participating Agencies receive a grant for their collaboration.
If you are interested in learning more please email Mquintero@sdge.com.
SVP San Diego Funding Cycle
Take your organization to the next level by applying to be one of SVP's next Investees. Selected nonprofits will receive $25,000 and two years of highly skilled support delivered in deep partnership.
For the first time this year, we will accept applicants in all issue areas.
Please contact COO Erica Halpern with any questions. Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022 at 5:00pm.
Conrad Prebys Foundation
The Conrad Prebys Foundation has two grant cycles annually and accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from San Diego-based nonprofit organizations seeking funding in the areas of medical research, healthcare, higher education, visual and performing arts, and youth development. The 2022 Summer Cycle deadline is Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5pm. Review the guidelines here: www.conradprebysfoundation.org
Women Give San Diego is a non-profit organization that funds programs that help women and girls of San Diego achieve economic self-sufficiency. In 2022, WGSD expects to make approximately four grants totaling $100,000.
The deadline for this LOI is January 26, 2022 at 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific time.
Submit completed form to email@example.com
California Venue Program | Grants for venues in CA (cavenuesgrant.com)
California Venues Program is now open through November 19, 2021.
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to eligible performing arts venues – including nonprofits -- through The California Office of the Small Business Advocate. The short application window for the California Venues Grant Program will be open October 29 to November 19. The program is designed to assist venues in California impacted by COVID-19 closures.
Californians for the Arts will be hosting webinars to answer your questions about eligibility, information required to apply, and how to complete the online application, with an emphasis on how nonprofits qualify for the program.
If your organization meets the eligibility criteria, you can still receive a grant even if you already received a California Relief Grant, a federal Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, or other federal support such as PPP or EIDL. Unlike the CA Relief Grant, there is no maximum revenue cap to qualify.
Californians for the Arts is partnering with Lendistry to provide technical assistance and advocacy to help nonprofit organizations access the California Venues Grant Program for businesses and nonprofits. For more information, visit www.californiansforthearts.org or Lendistry at cavenuesgrant.com to begin an application and for assistance in languages other than English. For technical assistance, contact Tara Graviss White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-905-5397, or Lendistry at 888-984-1173.
San Marcos COVID-19 Community Grants Program
To address community needs due to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, the City of San Marcos has created the San Marcos COVID-19 Community Grants Program, a $3,000,000 effort. Funds will be distributed to nonprofit organizations for the sole benefit of San Marcos residents. The granting process and award decisions are the responsibility of the Fund’s program administrators, staff and volunteer leadership from Coastal Community Foundation, Impact Cubed, and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.
Learn more in a Webinar. Ask questions to our staff directly in a Zoom call! Webinars will be offered at 1-2pm on November 18, 2021. Register here.
The City of San Diego Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund The deadline to apply is Friday, September 24, 2021 by 5 p.m. PDT.
California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Grants and Local Services
The California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) is pleased to inform you that the final Application Guide and Application Workshop Webinars are now available for the Outdoor Equity Grants Program. The Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) will provide program operation funding for outdoor access, including day or overnight trips from underserved communities to regional, state, national parks, tribal land, and other natural areas within California. OEP will fund program operating and transportation costs but will not fund capital projects. Please visit parks.ca.gov/oep to access a RSVP Link for participation in an Application Workshop and to access the final Application Guide. Applicants will receive approximately four months to plan their outdoor program. Applications are due by or before October 8, 2021.
Grant requests will be considered in the following categories: Civic improvement and historical restoration Community and social services Culture and the arts Education Environmental planning and preservation Rehabilitation and health service Transportation and planning Youth and elderly. Cycle Two Period Opens: July 1, 2021 Application Deadline: August 27, 2021.
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Learn more and fill out the application. Next deadline Sept 3, 2021.
Women's Sport Foundation
Wellness for All, a Power of She Fund grant, supports women of color entrepreneurs and organizations committed to making wellness and fitness more accessible and inclusive to female BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.