San Diego Foundation, International Community Foundation Offer $500K for Cross-Border Climate Projects
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by SDF
1w ago
February 12, 2024 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Foundation (SDF) and International Community Foundation (ICF) announced today that $500,000 in grants are available for the Binational Resilience Initiative, a climate resilience program that places geographic focus on the Cali-Baja coastline from Oceanside in North San Diego County to Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. San Diego Foundation manages the Binational Resilience Initiative in partnership with the International Community Foundation, which works directly with Mexico-based grantees to administer funding and coordinate projects. “The Bina ..read more
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Reimagining the Future of Food: Scaling Up Local, Equitable and Sustainable Food Supply Chains
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
1w ago
This blog post is part of a series related to the Community Food Grant Program, a $5.6 million grant program to support food security and food sovereignty for low-income communities and those with limited access to healthy foods. Your food doesn’t just arrive magically on your table – it travels from the farm or ocean to a processor or manufacturer before appearing at a grocery store, cafeteria, restaurant or home kitchen. These food supply chains can be global, traveling thousands of miles to feed millions of people, with the dominant food chains controlled by a select few international corpo ..read more
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San Diego Women’s Foundation, San Diego Foundation & Avila Fund Award $60,000 in Grants to Help Local Tribes Build Stronger Food Systems
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by SDF
1w ago
February 8, 2024 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Foundation (SDF), the San Diego Women’s Foundation and the Avila Fund announced today four $15,000 grants, totaling $60,000, to organizations supporting local tribal communities in building healthy, sustainable and culturally relevant food systems. “San Diego County has the largest number of tribal governments and reservations in the United States with 18 tribal reservations and four tribal nations – the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla – represented across the region,” said Pamela Gray Payton, VP, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer of SDF ..read more
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Empowering San Diego’s Central Historic Barrios
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
2w ago
Despite being perceived as affluent and prosperous, San Diego County faces significant economic difficulties. Imagine a program that could help fund community-led development and infrastructure projects, bringing significant environmental, health and economic benefits to California’s most disadvantaged areas. Fortunately, such a program exists, and it’s called Transformative Climate Communities (TCC). What is Transformative Climate Communities? TCC is an initiative by the Strategic Growth Council, with the California Department of Conservation. The program funds community-led development and i ..read more
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Investing in Community Health and Environmental Sustainability
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by SDF
3w ago
Happy New Year from San Diego Foundation (SDF)! We are full of intention and energy to continue building resilient San Diego communities in 2024. What a gift then, to start the year celebrating the $22 million Transformative Climate Communities grant we and our partners received from the California Strategic Growth Council in mid-December. Together with our partners – Environmental Health Coalition and 11 other nonprofit organizations – we now start the process of strategizing how to turn those dollars into positive community impact. This unprecedented investment in San Diego’s central histori ..read more
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Celebrating a Year of the Binational Resilience Initiative
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
1M ago
The sounds of waves crashing, families laughing and the sun setting beyond the ocean horizon help paint the canvas for our communities’ coastlines. These are some of the most special parts of what makes our coastlines great and demonstrate why preserving them is a priority. In 2022, the Binational Resilience Initiative (BRI) was created to improve coastal resiliency, reduce pollution impacts and champion local leadership through key collaboration among several nonprofit agencies. Since then, BRI has awarded over $1 million in grants to local nonprofits with the same mission and values in mind ..read more
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Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego Foundation to Receive $22M Grant for Climate Projects in Central Historic Barrios
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by SDF
2M ago
December 18, 2023 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Foundation and Environmental Health Coalition announced today that they have been awarded $22 million by the California Strategic Growth Council for their Transformative Climate Communities application to help fund climate-resilient projects that will preserve, protect and strengthen San Diego’s central historic barrios. “Along with our partners, we produced a unique application with a community-informed process led by a collective of regional nonprofits that included participation and feedback from 400-plus community members,” said Mark Stuart, Pr ..read more
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SDF Partner Helps San Diegans ‘Thrive Outside’ in October
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
3M ago
For the third consecutive year, the Outdoor Foundation celebrated its national network of Thrive Outside Communities and collective work to address equity barriers and help make the outdoors accessible for all. National Thrive Outside Day took place on Oct. 7 and kicked off a month of nationwide outdoor celebrations. As an initiative of the Outdoor Foundation, National Thrive Outside Day is connected to the organization’s Thrive Outside Initiative that is focused on reversing the declining trend of outdoor engagement by working with local partners to empower communities to make outdoor re ..read more
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Reimagining the Future of Food in our Region
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
3M ago
In July 2023, San Diego Foundation announced 43 grantees for the Community Food Grant Program totaling $5.5 million in awards supporting community food security and food sovereignty for low-income communities and communities with limited access. Over the grant period, SDF will highlight the impact of these projects aligned with the San Diego County Food Vision 2030. San Diego County Food Vision 2030 is a plan and movement for transforming our region’s food system over the next 10 years. With three goals, 10 objectives, and several strategies to inform planning, policy, program, and investment ..read more
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City Heights CDC Pedals Towards Inclusive Beach Access
San Diego Foundation » Environment
by SDF
4M ago
Nothing captures the essence of San Diego quite like its beautiful beaches. It’s a main reason why many locals have lived here for decades, new people move to San Diego, and tourists flock each year. However, beach time isn’t a part of everyday life for everyone in the region. For communities with limited financial resources, getting to and from the beach isn’t easy. Breaking the Cycle: Increasing Beach Access “In a place like City Heights, even for not only myself, but people that I grew up with, many of the youth live their entire lives in San Diego without ever actually being at the beach ..read more
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