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Helping local organizations sustain and grow.

You name a particular charity or charities to benefit from the fund. Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization - a senior center, museum, your church, or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. The designated charity benefits from the Foundation's pooled investment management capabilities and you have the assurance of knowing that if the organization ceases to exist, the Foundation's board of directors will preserve your intent by redirecting the fund to the closest similar use.

Nonprofit organizations can also establish a Designated Fund or agency endowment at the community foundation. It's a simple and efficient way to build an endowment - and help create sustainability - for your nonprofit organization. The community foundation's experienced staff can also help your organization develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details.

Many local nonprofit organizations choose to invest their endowments through SDHDF. Donors may also establish funds to benefit a designated organization. In each case SDHDF provides independent investment management and oversight of the fund according to the terms under which the fund is established.

When nonprofits invest through SDHDF, they gain access to highly professional investment mangers and services that might not otherwise be available to them. In addition, SDHDF handles all investment management and the administrative responsibilities related to endowment, so that staff and volunteers can concentrate on fulfilling the organization's mission.

For more information about nonprofit funds, contact SDHDF at 619-291-3383 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our designated funds:

  • San Diego LGBT Community Center Endowment Fund

  • San Diego LGBT Pride Fund

  • Stepping Stone of San Diego Endowment

  • Lambda Archives of San Diego Endowment


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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