San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation Opening the Outdoors program connects, protects and increases access to nature across the county, especially for San Diegans in underserved and park-poor communities.

The San Diego Foundation is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations working to protect and connect outdoor spaces and improve outdoor access, especially for our most park-poor and underserved communities. Specifically, partnerships of two or more nonprofits may apply for $25,000 to $50,000 for projects/programs that contribute to two or more of the goals listed below:

  • Increase access/connectivity to trails, parks, and natural amenities in neighborhoods where resources are deficient (access can include transportation and/or activities that make the outdoors more culturally relevant to typically park-poor neighborhoods).
  • Connect and protect nature through conservation/restoration/acquisition of key lands.
  • Encourage kids from park-poor communities to safely engage with the natural environment through physical or educational activities.
  • Build community support for relevant public policies or funding.

Information Sessions will be held: January 26th 9:30-10:30. Appointment office hours are also available January 18th, February 1st, and February 14th.

Applications are due March 1, 2017 by 12pm.

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Event Dates

Starts: January 11, 2017 0:00am

Ends: March 01, 2017 12:00pm