The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation Overview

The San Diego Foundation is located in San Diego, CA. The organization was established in 1975. According to its NTEE Classification (T31) the organization is classified as: Community Foundations, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. As of 06/2020, San Diego Foundation employed 60 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, San Diego Foundation generated $147.3m in total revenue. This organization has experienced exceptional growth, as over the past 5 years, it has increased revenue by an average of 11.5% each year . All expenses for the organization totaled $95.1m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 9.3% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, San Diego Foundation has awarded 4,602 individual grants totaling $319,366,648. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHIN ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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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).


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The San Diego Foundation Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Moss Adams Llp
Accounting Services
$144,482
62above
Advertising Consultant
$142,131
Nygren Consulting
Strategic Planning Consultant
$164,239
Verus
Investment Consultant
$341,519
Alvaka Networks
It Consultant
$136,554
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$24,000
Related organizations$2,018,647
Government grants $12,735,260
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$71,356,606
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $6,187,965
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$86,134,513
Total Program Service Revenue$19,977,620
Investment income $13,428,193
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $76,190
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $27,493,620
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$1,512
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $147,340,158

The San Diego Foundation Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, The San Diego Foundation has awarded $73,995,303 in support to 828 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

YMCA OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Org PageRecipient Profile

San Diego, CA

PURPOSE: FOR COVID RESPONSE FOR CHILDCARE, DAY CAMP, AND OTHER SERVICES

$5,941,207

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Bonita, CA

PURPOSE: FOR COVID RESPONSE FOR CHILDCARE, FOOD AND SUPPLIES PER GRANT AGREEMENT LETTER

$5,050,000

UC SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

La Jolla, CA

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT THE UCSD STUDENT FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE UCSD STUDENT FOUNDATION

$3,348,772

SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Org PageRecipient Profile

San Diego, CA

PURPOSE: FOR GENERAL SUPPORT

$3,331,296

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE

PURPOSE: FOR THE DREDGING OF BATIQUITOS LAGOON

$1,587,920

MISSION EDGE SAN DIEGO

Org PageRecipient Profile

San Diego, CA

PURPOSE: TO SUPPORT THE MISSION EDGE IMPACT LAB

$1,535,117
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The San Diego Foundation Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 25 grants that The San Diego Foundation has recieved totaling $1,442,501.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Fermanian Family Foundation

La Jolla, CA

PURPOSE: CHARITY

$369,361
California Physicians Service Foundation

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: RAPID RESPONSE FUNDING ADDRESSING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN SUPPORT OF HEALTHY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA

$250,000
Lundbeck Us Charitable Fund

Deerfield, IL

PURPOSE: PROGRAM DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH AND VITALITY OF THE COMMUNITY.

$200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$187,265
League Of California Community Foundations

Sonora, CA

PURPOSE: SUPPORT IMPACTS OF COVID-19

$94,335
League Of California Community Foundations

Sonora, CA

PURPOSE: SUPPORT IMPACTS OF COVID-19

$94,335
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$531,411,766
Earnings$10,582,218
Admin Expense$4,286,303
Net Contributions$17,856,613
Other Expense$3,015,532
Grants$9,646,166
Ending Balance$542,902,596

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