San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The San Diego Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: San Diego County, California

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: In order to move resources quickly, we are not hosting a formal application process at this time. You may email us at [email protected] to make sure we are aware of your needs and can keep them in mind as the granting process progresses and needs become clearer.

About the San Diego Covid-19 Community Response Fund

Hosted and administered by The San Diego Foundation in collaboration with County Board of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the co-chair of the County’s COVID-19 subcommittee, and seeded with $1 million from San Diego Gas & Electric and $300,000 from The San Diego Foundation, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations that have deep roots and strong experience supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.

Grant funding will focus on three critical areas: food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or gap funding. The coalition is working in close collaboration with local government, health agencies, nonprofits, businesses and other community partners to identify regional needs and assess potential grant recipients.

The Fund expects to move an initial round of grants within the next few weeks with funds released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues through outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

One hundred percent of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the health crisis. The fund will complement the work of public health officials and help expand nonprofit capacity.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide resources to nonprofit organizations with deep roots in supporting vulnerable communities across San Diego County.


  • The fund is not able to provide direct grants to individuals