County Resources (SD)

  1. General resources:
    1. For the most up-to-date information, see: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Chambers_of_Commerce_and_Businesses.html.
  2. Financial resources:
    1. Visit San Diego Business Relief and Support for the most up-to-date information on grants and programs: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/resources/relief.
    2. The San Diego Foundation has established grant programs to assist 501(c)(3) organizations, black communities, and other minority communities impacted by COVID-19 See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/ and https://www.sdfoundation.org/grantseekers/.
    3. The City of San Diego has launched the CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund to provide local businesses with loans ranging from $25,000 to $95,000. See: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/business/financing/caresact.
    4. The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. Financial assistance will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses and nonprofit entities with final award recommendations made by individual district offices based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Check your eligibility and submit your application here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/stimulusgrant/smallbusinessgrantelgibility.html.
    5. Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Grants assist small businesses with adapting operations amid COVID-19. Businesses located in the City of San Diego can apply to receive $3,000 to construct or modify outdoor decks and platforms to bring them in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As much as an additional $2,000—for a maximum grant of $5,000—will be available for businesses located in low- and moderate-income areas (LMA) or owned by a sole proprietor or majority group who meets federal low- and moderate-income (LMI) requirements. See: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/business/tobogrant.
    6. The San Diego Foundation’s Regional Affiliate Program and Women’s Foundation are starting a new cycle by providing funds for nonprofit organizations: https://www.sdfoundation.org/grantseekers/apply-for-assistance/.
      1. The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) will accept proposals for high impact programs which will support the youth in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. See: http://www.sdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/4scf_20222023_grantguidelines.pdf.
      2. The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF): to improve and preserve the quality of life in Carlsbad by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; providing funds annually to Carlsbad projects and programs; building a Carlsbad community endowment; and giving the Carlsbad community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that benefit Carlsbad now and forever. The minimum funding range is $5,000 to an excess of $50,000 available. CCF will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ccf_20222023_loiguidelines.pdf.
      3. The Escondido Community Foundation (ECF): to improve and preserve the quality of life in Escondido by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; providing funds annually to Carlsbad projects and programs; building a Escondido community endowment; and giving the Escondido community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that benefit Escondido now and forever. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000. ECF will evaluate all LOI submissions and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ecf_20222023_loiguidelines.pdf.
      4. The Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF): seeking grant applications for academic and social development and enrichment programs that help students living in Oceanside in grades K-12 make up for lost time. See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ocf_20222023_grantguidelines.pdf.
      5. The San Diego Women’s Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations working towards long-term, sustainable, and community-centered solutions to alleviate food insecurity in areas with low-access to fresh, healthy, and culturally-appropriate food. We will prioritize organizations that bring community voices to this work and we encourage coordinated and collaborative efforts across organizations. See: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/77284-San-Diego-Womens-Foundation?mc_cid=4e0029e046&mc_eid=UNIQID.

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