EIN 95-2942582

The San Diego Foundation

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To improve The quality of life in all of our communities by providing leadership for effective philanthropy that builds enduring assets and by promoting community solutions through research, convenings and actions that advance The common good. The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve The quality of life in our region. The San Diego Foundation improves the quality of life within all of our communities. San Diego Foundation improves The quality of life within all of our communities.
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Program areas at The San Diego Foundation

See schedule o.since 1975, The San Diego Foundation has provided a permanent and growing source of funding to nonprofits serving The San Diego region. Thanks to The generosity of donors, The Foundation grants millions of dollars annually to nonprofit organizations addressing The challenges and needs in The San Diego region by using The highest level of philanthropic and investment expertise to provide maximum impact.the San Diego Foundation maximizes The impact of charitable giving to enact positive social change in our region. We mobilize resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement though effective, responsible, and innovative philanthropy. Our 45-year history is filled with inspiring stories of donors who give generously, and nonprofits that create positive change. We manage more than $1 billion in assets and have granted more than $1.2 billion back to The community since 1975.we manage charitable funds for hundreds of individuals, families, and corporations. A gift to The San Diego Foundation provides maximum tax deductions, outstanding investment management and low administrative costs. With more than 44 years serving The community and hundreds of active partnerships with leaders and organizations, we are able to assess changing regional needs and take action on San Diego's most pressing challenges. We gather this information and create an ongoing understanding of San Diego's needs so that we can pair it with our understanding of our donors' passions, values and interest areas and connect them with nonprofit organizations that offer solutions to grow a vibrant region.the Foundation allows individuals and families to establish customized charitable funds without The burden of tax liabilities and administrative tasks associated with setting up a private Foundation. Our board of governors, comprised of professional experts and community leaders, and our knowledgeable staff provide keen oversight and an unwavering commitment to honoring The wishes of each donor.the San Diego Foundation's program areas are guided by our organizational values. We value all people, all partners, and our region. We act with integrity and respect for one another and The communities we serve, we engage diverse perspectives to foster collaboration and innovative solutions, and we strive for an inclusive community where everyone has equitable access to opportunity.grant opportunities are offered by The San Diego Foundation, The San Diego women's Foundation, and our eight regional affiliate foundations (4sranch-del sur, carlsbad, chula vista, escondido, la jolla, oceanside, ramona, and rancho bernardo).

Grants made by The San Diego Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Ymca of San Diego CountyFor Covid Response for Childcare, Day Camp, and Other Services$5,941,207
Child Development AssociatesFor Covid Response for Childcare, Food and Supplies Per Grant Agreement Letter$5,050,000
Uc San Diego FoundationTo Support the Ucsd Student Foundation Endowment Fund for the Ucsd Student Foundation$3,348,772
...and 775 more grants made totalling $69,735,170

Who funds The San Diego Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable TrustWater Conservation Education and Scholarships$2,343,785
San Diego Charitable Real Estate FoundationFor General Support$1,988,647
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$567,397
...and 67 more grants received totalling $8,901,241

Personnel at The San Diego Foundation

Mark StuartPresident and Chief Executive Officer$248,164
Susan BantzChief Operating Officer$265,740
James HowellVice President , Chief Financial Officer / Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$276,532
Matt FettigVice President , Chief Investment Officer$269,384
Theresa NakataVice President , Chief Marketing and Communications Officer / Vice President , Chief Communications Officer$207,456
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for The San Diego Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$86,134,513
Program services$19,977,620
Investment income and dividends$13,428,193
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$76,190
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$27,493,620
Net income from fundraising events$-1,512
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$231,534
Total revenues$147,340,158

Form 990s for The San Diego Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-11-15990View PDF
2017-062018-12-22990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $94,335 from Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 32 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 31 new grant, including a grant for $2,343,785 from Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 4, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Community improvement
Political advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
2508 Historic Decatur Rd No 200
San Diego, CA 92106
Metro area
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
San Diego County, CA
Website URL
(619) 235-2300
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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