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!

SDWF is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from nonprofit organizations working to address the youth mental health crisis in San Diego County

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The LOI submission deadline is 5:00 PM on 11/30/2023.

Click the button below for more information about this stage of our grants cycle and to view our guidelines.

The recording of the SDWF Cycle 24 Grantseekers Forum is now available. All grantseekers are strongly encouraged to review the material presented prior to submitting a Letter of Inquiry. Click here to access the recording (passcode: W3i28?Av).

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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

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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.