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San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Loan Program









In addition to our Advance Strategy and Custom Solutions investments, we also supported nonprofits in San Diego County impacted by COVID-19 with 0% interest loans through the San Diego County Small Business and Nonprofit Loan Program, seeded in part and administered by The San Diego Foundation.

Here are the 25 nonprofit programs supported by this program:

Angel Foster Family Network connects children in foster care with loving families.

Anza-Borrego Foundation protects and preserves the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Bayside Community Center provides critical services to vulnerable Linda Vista residents.

Be There San Diego / San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative is a coalition of patients, communities, and healthcare systems working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Fred Finch CARES provides services for children living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Gold Youth Arts Organization prepares students with the skills necessary to succeed.

Harmonium promotes well-being and self-sufficiency in children, youth, and their families.

Mainly Mozart creates an environment for artists to share their musical talents and creativity.

The Multicultural Health Foundation brings health justice and wellness to the multicultural communities of San Diego County.

The National Foundation for Autism Research prepares young adults with autism for the workforce.

The New Children’s Museum engages children and families with contemporary art.

Rise Up Industries offers job training and professional development to people who used to be involved with gangs.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity increases homeownership for families across the county. 

San Diego Health Connect enables healthcare stakeholders to share important health information.

The San Diego River Park Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future for the San Diego River and the communities through which it traverses.

SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) San Diego offers social services catering to the needs of infants, youth, and families.

Somali Family Service of San Diego provides culturally appropriate services to refugees and immigrants.

Tree San Diego is the leading urban forestry nonprofit for San Diego County.

Via International fosters community initiatives that support community members to become agents of change.

The Water Conservation Garden conserves and maintains its space in order to educate and connect the community to nature.

Dreams for Change serves the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness and other low-income individuals.

Mindset Charter Schools (through its School for Entrepreneurship & Technology) prepares students to thrive in a global, tech-driven society.

Space 4 Art establishes a dynamic creative center where artists live, work, mentor youth, and interact with the community in an innovative and educational environment.

Think Dignity works to advance basic dignity for people experiencing homelessness through advocacy and innovation.

Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy bridges the gap in traditional education by introducing at-risk and underprivileged youth to the benefits of music and dance education.

Impact Segment

COVID-19 economic recovery

Impact Vehicle

San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Loan Program (nonprofit loan pool)

Investment Details

Nearly $5 million in 0% interest loans since September 2020

Impact Geography

San Diego County