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Advantages of working with San Diego Human Dignity FoundationThe Foundation works with donors of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations, and walks of life. Here’s why they like partnering with the Foundation for giving:

  • Experience: Established in 1996, we’re now the 3rd largest LGBT-focused community foundation in the U.S.

  • Simplicity: Very little paperwork and no administrative hassle means you can focus on the meaningful parts of giving.

  • One-Stop Shopping: All your giving can be done in one place, LGBT and non-LGBT, San Diego and nationally. Any area of interest, for now and for the future.

  • Governance: Our board and committees operate according to best practices of governance in terms of transparency, financial management, and ethics.

  • Community Knowledge: At the Foundation, your interests come first.  We know the needs in San Diego and beyond and can help connect you to quality programs to leverage your impact.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Our charitable giving options provide maximum tax benefits at a very low cost. A donor-advised fund is far less expensive to create and operate than is a private foundation, and it offers greater tax benefits.

  • Expertise: We are the experts in creating a meaningful, strategic giving plan whether you’re looking for strategies to involve your family in giving, choosing the best charitable vehicle, or identifying top programs in a particular interest area.

  • Permanence: We’re here for many generations to come. We take our responsibility as stewards of funds very seriously, realizing they will long outlast their donors. We will be here, ensuring that your wishes continue to be met far into the future.

  • Partnership: We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.

  • Leadership: We are community leaders, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.


News and Events

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Announces New Grant Programs!

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s board of directors is proud to announce the star of two new grant opportunites to benefit San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community starting this year. In one program SDHDF will designate up to $50,000 to match qualifying donations to participating LGBT non-profit organizations for the time period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Certian qualifying restrictions will apply. In the second program, the SDHDF Board of Directors has designated up to $100,000 from its general endowment to be expended in a direct grant program for the upcoming year.  Grants of up to $10,000 may be awarded to qualifying organizations that deliver strong programs and services to the LGBT community.


Click here to read more about our new grant programs!




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