Grant Opportunities

Grant OpportunitiesOur program grants are driven by The Foundation’s mission, values, and focus on results that will bring lasting benefits to each community in our region. In 2011, The Foundation granted program grants of $1.2 million to our communities, in addition to the over $60 million in Donor Advised Fund Grants.

Program are distributed through a competitive process across specific subject areas, each headed by Working Groups of committed volunteers. Subject areas include arts and culture, the environment, health & human services, and science & technology.

Unsolicited grant requests for program grants are not considered. To review available opportunities, please check our website and Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please contact Kerri Favela, Community Grants Administrator, at Kerri@sdfoundation.org or 619-235-2300.

Current grant opportunities are listed below. Please note that available grants, applications and deadlines change throughout the year. We encourage you to revisit our site frequently for active opportunities. During periods where no grants are posted, we encourage you to return periodically for new announcements.

Blasker Environment Grant Cycle

The San Diego Foundation invites local researchers to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for the 2014 Blasker Environment grant cycle. The Foundation will accept LOIs for projects from researchers at institutions conducting research that enhances our understanding of how to address climate change in the San Diego region. The San Diego Foundation is particularly interested in projects that focus on 1) the potential impacts of climate change on the region (i.e., in areas such as public and ecosystem health), and 2) ways to reduce our local greenhouse gas emissions and minimize climate change impacts in the San Diego region.

Letters of Inquiry must be submitted via email to emilyg@sdfoundation.org no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. Please review the Request for Letters of Intent for full guidelines and instructions. Learn more about the Environment Blasker Grant program and past grantees.


The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation's 2014-2015 Grant Application

Environment

The foundation is in its fifth grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Chula Vista to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for 2015‐2016 grants. The foundation will be accepting LOI’s for creative environmental projects that promote the rich natural resources and open spaces throughout Chula Vista. This grant cycle is committed to the financial support of projects and programs that make the biggest impact in the lives of people who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of Chula Vista.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two‐step application process which will facilitate the allocation of up to $40,000 in funding for Chula Vista‐centered projects. The application will open on Tuesday, September 16th. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. Organizations that are short‐listed through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application.

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

The project cycle is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant funding must be expended during this time.

For technical questions about the application, please contact Cassie Edmonds at cassie@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1381.


The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation's 2014-2015 Grant Application

The Great Outdoors

The foundation in its eighth grant cycle invites nonprofits serving Carlsbad to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for CCF’s 2015-2016 grants cycle on the theme of The Great Outdoors. CCF wants to advance the community aspect of living in Carlsbad. We are making a call to action to neighborhoods, nonprofits and community leaders to come up with creative solutions that engage people in addressing Carlsbad issues. During this grant cycle, the CCF will make grants that support programs or projects which promote healthy lifestyles, and connect, protect, or increase access to nature in Carlsbad.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process which enables the allocation of approximately $100,000 (To Be Determined) in funding for Carlsbad-centered projects. The application will open on Tuesday, September 16th. The minimum grant award will be $7,500. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submissions and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. Organizations that are approved through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application.

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, on Monday, October 20, 2014

For technical questions about the application, please contact Cassie Edmonds at cassie@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1381.