Who We Are

Women Give San Diego is a non-profit organization with 140 members. We fund programs that help women and girls of San Diego achieve economic self-sufficiency. Through our 8 working committees, we work to identify and assist our grant partners, educate and advocate for women’s issues, and mentor each other to create close working and personal relationships.

Our Mission


The well being and success of San Diego depends on the economic self-sufficiency and security of all women and girls. Women Give San Diego advocates for the economic self-sufficiency and security of low-income women and girls in San Diego County. As a Giving Circle of the Women’s Foundation of California, we are a 501(c)3 charitable foundation.

Women Helping Women

Of the 1.6 million women who live in San Diego...

  • 270,000 live in poverty
  • 80,000 are single mothers

Our Impact

In the past 6 years, Women Give San Diego has granted almost $500,000 to 20 organizations in San Diego, funding programs which promote economic self-sufficiency for women and girls.

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Our Areas of Focus


  • Low-income and working poor women, including transition age youth, pregnant & parenting teens
  • Immigrant, undocumented, unauthorized immigrant & refugee women
  • Victims of domestic violence, sexual exploitation & human trafficking
  • Elderly women in economic crisis
  • Military women & wives
  • Connector.

    Why Women?

    Women are more likely to share their economic gains with their families and communities at large – thus potentially making investment in women and girls a leveraged granting opportunity, no matter what your specific giving area focus. A woman’s economic autonomy is impacted by her level of education and conditions in the workforce, such as availability of health insurance, pension plans, family friendly work environments and flextime.

  • Connector.

    How We Help

    Women Give San Diego funds organizations who elevate the economic status of women by providing access to or direct education, job training, supportive networks and availability of needed resources. We believe that when women thrive, their communities, state, nation and world also thrive.

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Get involved!

Become a member – join a leadership team – come to our next event.   Help us make a difference!

The Benefits of Membership

Connect…

Build relationships and collaborate with other like-minded women:

  • Work together to make a difference in our community and change the lives of low income women and girls in San Diego.
  • Become true partners with the organizations and programs we support with our grants.
  • Learn about our vulnerable populations through panel discussions with experts

Lead…

Women Give San Diego encourages members to get involved to help make our impact on the local community so much stronger:

  • Join one or more of our Leadership Teams to deepen relationships, share time, talent and passion.
  • Share your skills in one of our mentorship programs.

Celebrate!!

Help celebrate our success through:

  • Bi-monthly programs
  • Casual program socials
  • Mentorship dinners
  • Annual grants celebration
  • Annual holiday party

Building Bridges to Economic Self-Sufficiency

Every year Women Give San Diego funds programs for women which target several of our key focus areas. This year’s focus areas are highlighted in the boxes below.

Financial and Asset Development

Developing skills to improve financial literacy and poverty prevention

Financial Growth and Capacity

Preparing women for first time employment or jobs in higher paying fields

Independence for Women Aged 65 +

Maintaining Independence, Social Welfare and Economic Security for Senior Women

Meet our Grantees from 2017

Elder Help

Our grant supports the Concierge Club which, through dedicated community volunteers, provides medical advocacy by degreed social workers, transportation, grocery shopping help, and a regular friendly visitor to ward off loneliness for older adults in San Diego.

National Association of Women in Construction

Our grant supports the annual volunteer-led camp that teaches fundamental skills within the construction field as well as excites young women about a profession that likely felt inaccessible to them previously.

Promises 2 Kids

Women Give is supporting the creation of the Women’s Leadership Learning Group, developed to specifically meet young women’s needs in aspiring to new career ambitions that have not been modeled previously.

Workshops for Warriors

Our grant will support the Advanced Manufacturing Training for Young Female Veterans, intensive training, career placement and mentorship towards machining or welding, graduating students into living wage and fast rising careers.

Grant History

Apply for a grant from Women Give San Diego

The 2017 grant application deadline has now passed, but we hope to see you for the next cycle! You can still follow the link below to learn about our grant process, our funding areas, and our grant criteria.

Learn about our grant process

We're So Glad You Want to Help!

By becoming a member or simply donating to Women Give San Diego, your contribution will help women and girls of San Diego achieve success in their own right. 100% of our membership contributions go directly to our grant program. Together, we can make a difference!

Event Calendar

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Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunities 8:00 am
Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunities
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am
Our Community Engagement team has prepared a wonderful summary of ways to engage with our grant partners in June! Please click link below for volunteer and donation opportunities. June 2017 Women Give Engagement Opportunities
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Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program 8:30 am
Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program @ University of San Diego
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Just in Time is looking for Directional Volunteers so youth attending do not get lost (6 in total needed) plus one photographer
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Community Engagement Opportunities 8:00 am
Community Engagement Opportunities
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am
Our Community Engagement team has prepared a wonderful summary of ways to engage with our grant partners! Please click link below for volunteer and donation opportunities. Women Give Engagement Opportunities
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Grants Celebration 6:00 pm
Grants Celebration @ Jewish Family Services
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Grants Celebration is the culmination of our year at Women Give San Diego – if you make only one event, it should be this one! Through your membership contributions, we will be granting $100,000 to 4 San Diego nonprofits that play a critical role in the lives of strong women and girls who are working towards economic self-sufficiency. Come ...
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Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program 8:30 am
Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program @ Walmart- Kearney Mesa
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:45 am
Volunteer Registration (1 needed)
Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program 12:15 pm
Volunteer Opportunity- Just In Time College Bound Program @ Walmart- Kearney Mesa
Jun 17 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Directional Volunteers needed at WalMart so youth shopping do not get lost.
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Recent Events

2017 Grants Celebration

Women Give San Diego celebrated its sixth year of giving on June 14th, 2017 by awarding $100,000 to four very deserving non-profit organizations in San Diego County. Their focus aligns with WGSD by encouraging economic self-sufficiency in the lives of women and children.
After months of understanding the current nonprofit landscape serving women and girls in SD County, reviewing proposals, site visits, and focused meetings, the Grants Team made their final decision, and could not be more pleased. The non profit organizations selected were: Elder Help, NAWIC, Promises 2 Kids, and Workshop for Warriors.

Our first grant was awarded to Elder Help toward The Concierge Club. Services include: medical advocacy by degreed social workers, transportation, grocery shopping help, and a regular friendly visitor to ward off loneliness. Elder Help leverages volunteers to scale their services through a cost effective model.

We also awarded a grant to National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC), an organization dedicated to educating youth about career opportunities in the construction industry and encouraging them to pursue careers in this field. The grant will allow 150 girls to attend a week long camp that introduces young women to foundational skills in the construction industry. This organization is 100% volunteer lead.

Promises 2 Kids received a grant for their Women’s Leadership Learning Group. This is a new initiative developed to specifically meet young women’s needs in aspiring to new career ambitions that have not been modeled previously. The girls who participate are in the foster care system or aging out.

Our final grant was awarded to Workshop for Warriors, which will support the Advanced Manufacturing Training for Young Female Veterans. This includes 6 semesters of education and training offering two educational tracks (machining or welding), career services and job placement assistance and a fully established outreach committee designed to support additional participation from veteran women in need.
The Grants Celebration is the culmination of the Women Give year in celebration of our mission actualized and embodied by the participants our support will serve.

We want to recognize and thank the 142 members whose membership contributions made this year’s grants possible.

Past Events

6th Annual Grants Ceremony
June 14, 2017


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