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The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
October 18, 2019

Mama’s Kitchen Delivers its 9 Millionth Meal

Plus fundraisers for The Clearity Foundation, Just in Time for Foster Youth, and kids and veterans charities bring in big bucks
October 7, 2019

Volunteers of America Southwest Raises Over $140,000 at its Celebrity Golf Classic

Plus more good news from The San Diego Foundation and the Midway Museum
September 30, 2019

Mama’s Kitchen’s Diabetes Program Gets a $50k Boost

Plus more good news from Classy, the Living Coast Discovery Center, the San Diego Rescue Mission, and McAlister Institute
September 23, 2019

How Nonprofits Are Crunched For Data

To get the big bucks and support, organizations have to prove their worth with in-depth data like never before
September 17, 2019

San Ysidro Health Raises $670,000 While Celebrating 50 Years

Plus Sharp HospiceCare holds a winning regatta, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center works it at a fashion show, and more
September 16, 2019

Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

How San Diego is—and is not—meeting the needs of a growing population
September 3, 2019

Chefs Cook for a Cause at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Plus Promises2Kids reunites siblings in foster care at fun summer camp
September 2, 2019

The Volunteer Diaries

Three locals describe their work and how it enriches lives in the San Diego community
August 20, 2019

The San Diego Foundation Receives $500,000 for its Community Scholars Initiative

Plus Feeding San Diego awards $25,000 in grants and an OLP student wins an international title
August 12, 2019

A Barbecue Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Plus local restaurants step up for foster kids and a baby wipes business backs events for NICU families
July 29, 2019

Companies That Give Back Do Better

Local executive John Asdell explains why corporate social responsibility is a win-win
July 22, 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Names Its Pacific Military Youth of the Year

Plus Jewish Family Service receives the 2019 Light of Pride Award, and Wounded Warrior Homes gets a boost
July 22, 2019

Three Animal Nonprofits on a Mission to Help Dogs and People

How dog rescue organizations are also helping out inmates, veterans, the homeless and more, as told through the eyes of the beneficiaries
July 2, 2019

Promises2Kids’ Private Concert Brings in $1.25 Million

Plus Meals on Wheels’ fiesta-themed gala, the San Diego Women’s Foundation fights human trafficking, and the Mid-City CAN youth council unveils its new mural
July 1, 2019

Seeing Red: Ronald McDonald House's Red Shoe Day and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Raise Big Bucks

Plus Promises2Kids brings home $1.25 million during its concert gala
June 24, 2019

Getting Involved As a Group

Pick a cause, any cause! Here are seven ways to give back with coworkers or pals
June 18, 2019

Cox Charities Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

Plus shoes for foster advocates, homes for Wounded Warriors, and a 5K for NICU babies
June 17, 2019

Four Unique Ways Local Nonprofits Are Supporting Kids

Unscripted Learning, San Diego Padres, Outdoor Outreach, and Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation are giving back to the youngest generation
June 4, 2019

Chicano Foundation of San Diego County Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Plus a boost for civility, training for foster youth advocates, and support for the families of hospitalized kids
June 3, 2019

An East County Farm Animal Rescue Offers Sweet Sanctuary

Farm Animal Refuge is giving abused, neglected farm animals a second chance
May 21, 2019

The San Diego Center for Children Raises $400,000

Plus the San Diego Foundation celebrates local philanthropists and receives a grant through a nationwide initiative
May 20, 2019

A Half-Million Dollar Boost for the Local Red Cross

Plus St. Madeline Sophie Center’s big brunch and the Oceanside Charitable Foundation’s youth development grants
May 13, 2019

EIS Promotes Science for All

In Southeast San Diego, science and innovation were an important part of the curriculum long before STEM
May 7, 2019

Monarch School Raises $1.9 Million at Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Plus Home Start’s 47th annual Blue Ribbon Gala raises $120,000
May 6, 2019

Fostering Hope Golf Classic Raises $250,000 for Voices for Children's CASA Program

And more green raised on the greens: Farmers Insurance Open swings for the San Diego Fire Rescue and San Diego Police Foundations
April 29, 2019

ABC Youth Foundation Is In Their Corner

The foundation, which stands for Any Body Can, puts out a heavyweight effort for local kids
April 22, 2019

Jewish Family Service’s Record-Setting Gala

Plus nonprofits raise money for cancer research, collect toys for Tijuana kids, and building homes for Wounded Warriors
April 22, 2019

National Conflict Resolution Center's Peacemaker Awards Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million

Plus La Jolla Playhouse's annual Gala and the Globe Guilders Celebrating Couture each a glamorous success
April 15, 2019

Options for All Wines and Dines for a Good Cause

Plus more good news from the Seany Foundation, Girls on the Run San Diego, and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
April 8, 2019

Jewish Family Service of San Diego Receives a $100,000 Grant

Plus the American Heart Association, Just in Time, and the San Diego History Center get some love
April 1, 2019

Black & White Ball Raises $70k for South Bay Kids

Plus good news for the San Diego Zoo and Miracle Babies
March 18, 2019

The New Children’s Museum Commissions Interactive Art with NEA Grant

Plus Just in Time for Foster Youth’s special guest, the San Diego Rescue Mission gets a boost, and save the date for three upcoming events
March 4, 2019

BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Recognizes Upstanding Local Companies and Kids

Plus San Diego County Credit Union donates toys to Rady Children's Hospital and Kids' Turn San Diego concludes a successful fundraising campaign
January 28, 2019

Giving Green (Space)

Philanthropist Patty Brutten is the brains behind the open-space finder GetOutsideSanDiego.org
January 3, 2019

Bodhi Tree Concerts Perform Musical Acts of Kindness

For the founders of the music-oriented nonprofit, philanthropy is a way of life
January 3, 2019

How to Throw a "Non-Gala Gala"

Monarch School was able to raise $1.1 million without serving dinner or holding an auction
January 3, 2019

Project Homeless Connect—East County Gets Welcome Funding

Plus good news for San Diego police and shelter pets
October 15, 2018

Volunteers of America Southwest Raises $115,000 for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities

Plus the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, New Children’s Museum, and the Burn Institute receive grants
October 8, 2018

8 Ways to Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego

Cycling, rowing and beer fundraisers, plus free mammograms and educational events
October 5, 2018

Ninth Annual Forte for Children Gala Brings in Over $448,000

Plus good news for the ovarian cancer community, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, and more
October 1, 2018

The San Diego Foundation Increases Access to Early Childhood Education with a $13.8 Million Mega-Gift

Plus Alliance Healthcare Foundation starts an innovation fund, Mission Fed and SD Humane Society "Clear the Shelters," and more
September 24, 2018

'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom, Jr. Brings the House Down at The Salk Institute’s Symphony Gala

Plus Sharp HospiceCare’s annual regatta brings in $400,000, local foster kids get a back-to-school boost, and more
September 17, 2018

La Jolla Music Society Scores $360,000 for its Artistic and Education Outreach Programs

Plus: Seacrest Foundation, The San Diego Women’s Foundation, and San Diego Social Venture Partners celebrate funding good causes
September 10, 2018

Serving Seniors Serves Its Milestone 12-Millionth Meal

Plus a new program for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a $2 million boost for The Salk Institute’s Conquering Cancer Initiative
August 27, 2018

Living Coast Discovery Center’s Farm to Bay Culinary Event Breaks a Fundraising Record

Plus Promises2Kids welcomes its largest class of Guardian Scholars ever and the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic brings in $140,000
August 20, 2018

The San Diego Symphony Notables Raises $75,000 for Music Education

Plus the San Diego Center for Children receives an award for its Successful Transitions Program and more
August 13, 2018

The Cushman Foundation Kick-Starts the Burn Institute’s Intervention Program for Young Firebugs

Plus San Diego Gas & Electric bolsters the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s charter school climate-science curriculum
July 30, 2018

Promises2Kids Raises $1 Million for Local Foster Kids

Plus St. Germaine Children’s Charity’s pledge to help homeless mothers and children, and grants promote access to nature in underserved communities
July 23, 2018

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Raises $225,000 on Red Shoe Day

Plus USO San Diego, Sycuan, and Promises2Kids help local families
July 16, 2018

How Briddie’s Floret Grew into a Nonprofit

Each of Bridget McKenna’s bouquets benefits a social cause
June 26, 2018

Costumed Characters and Charitable Donors Turn Out for Meals on Wheels’ Over the Rainbow Gala

Plus Jewish Family Service of San Diego ups the ante on its Centennial Countdown Campaign, and Bank of America’s push to end homelessness
June 25, 2018

USO San Diego Raises Over $1 Million to Support Military Members

Plus the Monarch School’s annual fundraiser brings in $1.1 million for homeless students and Voices for Children hosts its seventh annual Wine Women & Shoes event
June 18, 2018

Feeding SD’s Fuel for Summer Campaign Provides Free Meals to Food-Insecure Youth

Plus, veterans learn to create well-balanced meals with Wounded Warrior Project, and upcoming events for your calendar
June 4, 2018

The San Diego History Center Raises $115,000 at Its 90th Anniversary Gala

Plus nearly 100 TVs are donated to South Bay schools, and the Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation raises money for families in West Africa and its local animal sanctuary
May 28, 2018

Alexander and Eva Nemeth Foundation Gives $5 million to Sharp Mary Birch to Improve the Lives of At-Risk Infants

Plus: Jewish Family Service of San Diego raises $1.25 million at its centennial gala, and the James M. Cox Foundation funds a tech center for the National City Boys & Girls Club
May 14, 2018

David C. Copley Foundation Pledges $100,000 to Help Students in City Heights and Lemon Grove

Plus the FACE Foundation saves its 2,000th pet, and Park Hyatt Aviara’s support for the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
May 7, 2018

The San Diego Foundation Helps Even More Kids Go to College

Plus an update on Serving Seniors’ affordable housing efforts and Episcopal Community Services’ Water to Wine Gala
April 30, 2018

Big Win for the Kids: Cool Campaigns through Autism Speaks, Cars 4 Classrooms, and Build a Miracle

Good works happening in the mega-region
April 16, 2018

A Whole Lotta Giving! Spring Round-Up

Good news about charities in San Diego
April 10, 2018

Turning Lives Around with One Act of Kindness San Diego

How local nonprofits are helping transition San Diego’s homeless
February 27, 2018

3 San Diego Nonprofits Celebrate Anniversaries

Feeding San Diego, Stand Down, and the Jewish Community Foundation all celebrated milestones in 2017
January 3, 2018

Oasis Receives Parker Foundation Grant

San Diego Charity News for December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017

7 Ways to Give Back in a Group

Own a business? Why not combine team building with volunteerism? Here are seven ways you and your employees can work together to give back to the community.
December 19, 2017

4 San Diego Sports Teams Step up to the Plate for a Good Cause

Whether in or out of uniform, San Diego’s sports pros give back to the community year-round
December 18, 2017

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Announces 2018 Honorees

San Diego Charity News for December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

The San Diego Foundation Is Getting Kids Outside

More kids can explore and enjoy nature thanks to the foundation’s 2017 Opening the Outdoors program
December 15, 2017

Cygnet Theatre Celebrates Its 15th Season in 2018

The local theatre presents 100 shows and counting
December 14, 2017

Saved in America Fights Sex Trafficking in San Diego

Thousands of people fall victim to sex trafficking in San Diego County. This nonprofit is working to change that, one child at a time.
December 11, 2017

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns Celebrates $1 Million Gift

San Diego Charity News for December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017

4 San Diego Changemakers in Education

Local organizations know that learning changes lives
December 8, 2017

6 San Diegans on Why They Give

When it comes to giving back, these locals donate, raise money, and volunteer
December 7, 2017

San Diego Companies Give Back in Unconventional Ways

Local corporate philanthropy goes beyond matching funds and walkathons
December 6, 2017

San Diego-Based Classy Is Solving a Global Problem

The software company's new fundraising tool, Passport, is revolutionizing the way nonprofit organizations do business around the world
December 5, 2017

San Diego Leads the Nation in Philanthropy

Douglas “Papa Doug” Manchester and his wife, Geniya, are among San Diego's most generous philanthropists
December 4, 2017

USD Founders Gala Raises $1.3 Million

San Diego Charity News for December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

United Through Reading Held Its 9th Annual Storybook Ball

San Diego Charity News for November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017

Junior Achievement Presented Hall of Fame Laureates

San Diego Charity News for November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

Project Concern International Honors Molly Eldredge

San Diego Charity News for November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017

City Ballet Celebrates 25 Years at Its Silver Jubilee Gala

San Diego Charity News for November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017
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