Many hands make for lighter work...and greater impact. That's why we help funders work together and with other stakeholders to address important community issues. Whether these groups are engaged in shared learning or combining resources for action, SDG provides the support and facilitation necessary to make collaborative work possible.

Follow the links below to learn more about SDG's current learning communities and collaborations and how to get involved.

Early Childhood Funders

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD)

Military Family Support Working Group (MFSWG) 

STEAM Funders

San Diego Food Funders (SDFF)


You can also contact us to learn more about the newly-formed Binational Migration Funders; join a learning community related to our work with the 2020 Census; or contribute to the Social Equity Collaborative Fund to support grassroots racial justice efforts in the San Diego region. Megan Thomas, Vice President of Collaborations & Special Initiatives, would be happy to help (just click here).

Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy

Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy

Our Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy describes how we help members efficiently and effectively form and sustain collaborations. It is based on best practices identified from published research as well as interviews with members, regional associations of grantmakers, foundations, and consultants across the nation, and is divided into two distinct sections:

A Framework that outlines our approach to collaboration along a Learn-Plan-Act Continuum as well as the levels of service we provide and the responsibilities of members involve

A Toolkit of proposals, forms, principles, and other materials for practical application (linked below).