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The San Diego Foundation

Growing a vibrant region

three stars

86.93

2508 Historic Decatur Road Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 235-2300   Web Site
EIN: 95-2942582

Board Leadership
Constance Carroll
Chair

CEO
Connie Matsui
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.93 three stars
  Financial 81.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region.

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region.

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Financial

three stars

81.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.36
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Diego Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Diego Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The San Diego Foundation (CA) 86.93 three stars
Seattle Foundation (WA) 94.51 four stars
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 93.35 four stars
Hawaii Community Foundation (HI) 92.81 four stars
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 92.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $53,228,112
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $18,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $719,064
Total Contributions $53,965,476
   Program Service Revenue $9,933,016
Total Primary Revenue $63,898,492
   Other Revenue $22,216,233
TOTAL REVENUE $86,114,725
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $53,082,967
   Administrative Expenses $7,794,984
   Fundraising Expenses $1,872,214
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $62,750,165
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $23,364,560
   
Net Assets $635,949,625

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants for San Diego Nonprofits $47,841,804 90.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 04/01/2019 86.93 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.72 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 91.22 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 88.60 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.25 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.13 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 89.08 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.26 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.98 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 84.21 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.72 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.60 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 93.03 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 91.89 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 92.42 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 87.77 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 84.68 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 99.35 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-2942582
Name in IRS Master File THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(903) Community trust or component
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$397,197 0.63% Kathlyn Mead President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The San Diego Foundation (CA) 86.93 three stars
The Community Foundation of Louisville (KY) 96.46 four stars
Community Foundation of Western Nevada (NV) 98.02 four stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (VA) 92.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
tel: (619) 235-2300
fax: (619) 239-1710
EIN: 95-2942582

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Board Leadership

Constance Carroll
Chair

CEO

Connie Matsui
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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