The inherent diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community translates into a wide variety of needs. SDHDF houses all types of charitable funds in order to address these needs appropriately. Each fund makes a visible difference in the lives of many and helps us build stronger a stronger community.
Some of the funds are endowments or permanent sources of income where the principle gift is preserved in perpetuity. Only the income produced by careful investment of the principle is used for grants. Endowment funds are a powerful way to leave a lasting legacy that will support causes indefinitely into the future.
In contrast, some funds have been created with plans to eventually grant the entire fund over a period of time. This might be a fund that addresses a need that is acute now or in the near future.
Whether your goals are to address a specific need or broader quality of life issues, we can help you find the right fund to support them.
Where does the money come from?
All funds are supported by individuals or groups with solid philanthropic ideals. Gifts to establish or provide continued support to funds comes from donors in a variety of ways. Some donors simply write a check for a one-time donation. Others make a series of contributions to help build a fund. One of the best ways to make an impact on your favorite cause is to make a planned estate gift that preserves your wealth and provides for future income to support the cause.
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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!