San Diego Women's Foundation

The San Diego Women’s Foundation connects, educates and inspires women to come together in collective philanthropy

We are a membership organization, founded in the year 2000 with a vision of elevating women in philanthropy. Together, our 200+ members have made significant changes in the community through our annual grantmaking process. 

Together, we can make an impact. Join us!

The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) Collaboration Committee, Avila Fund, and San Diego Foundation (SDF) Environment Initiative have partnered together to award four $15,000 grants, totaling $60,000, to organizations dedicated to fostering healthy, sustainable, and culturally relevant food systems within local Tribal communities.

With your support, we aim to increase our impact by raising funds for a second round of grants for these and additional organizations advancing Tribal food sovereignty efforts. Click here to learn more.

SDWF is accepting applications for Cohort 9 of the SDWF Philanthropy Fellowship Program, till March 27!

Individuals interested in applying for the fellowship program are strongly encouraged to watch the Philanthropy Fellowship Forum recording before applying. (Passcode: m*c2DkSU)

SDWF is currently reviewing proposals from nonprofit organizations working to address the youth mental health crisis in San Diego County

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San Diego Women's Foundation

Questions regarding the SDWF grants process? Contact Angela at

In June, 2023 SDWF members granted over $273K to seven organizations working to address the widening inequities in pre-kindergarten education for children from under-resourced communities.

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SDWF is Grateful for the Support of our Corporate Partners

San Diego Women's Foundation

Join the San Diego Women’s Foundation

Inspired to make a difference in the local community through strategic grantmaking? Turn your passion into action through the power of collective philanthropy. Make your giving count with the San Diego Women’s Foundation. Learn more about SDWF. Together, we can – and do – change lives.