San Diego County Charity & Non Profit

Find San Diego County California charities and nonprofits. Charities and nonprofits provide information on charitable donations, jobs, volunteering, and events.


AAA Action Donation Services 9149 Harness Street Spring Valley CA 91977 619-464-2885


Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange 7242 La Jolla Boulevard San Diego CA 92037 858-455-0302

Ackerman Foundation 4655 Executive Drive San Diego CA 92121 619-741-0113

Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services 10054 Prospect Avenue Santee CA 92071 619-448-0636

Advancing Compassion Project 3525 Del Mar Heights Road San Diego CA 92130 858-848-1003

Afe Foundation 1611 South Melrose Drive Vista CA 92081 619-820-3383

Ahmadiyya Center 7576 Trade Street San Diego CA 92121 858-653-3686

Alzheimers Association 6632 Convoy Court San Diego CA 92111 800-272-3900

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers 3500 Fifth Avenue San Diego CA 92103 619-209-3775

American Cancer Society 3609 Midway Drive San Diego CA 92110 619-224-4336

American Cancer Society 702 Ash Street San Diego CA 92101 619-682-7410

American Lung Association 2750 Fourth Avenue San Diego CA 92103 619-297-3901

American Society of Dowsers 3030 Suncrest Drive San Diego CA 92116 619-563-9782

Anthony Robbins Foundation 9672 Via Excelencia San Diego CA 92126 858-444-3080

Anza Borrego Desert National History Association 652 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs CA 92004 760-767-3052

Anza Borrego Foundation 587 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs CA 92004 760-767-0446

Art & Craft Center 251 North City Drive San Marcos CA 92078 760-591-3010

Arthritis Foundation 9089 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego CA 92123 858-492-1090

Asian Business Association of San Diego 7675 Dagget Street San Diego CA 92111 858-277-2822

Austim Tree Project Foundation 2845 Nimitz Boulevard San Diego CA 92106 619-222-4465

About San Diego County Charities & Non-Profits

San Diego County Charities are not-for-profit organizations that have a philanthropic goal in San Diego County, CA. The mission of a San Diego County Charity is to benefit the general public through its work, which is often educational, religious, or organized around public interest activities. Charities can include San Diego County churches, educational organizations, hospitals or medical research organizations, or organizations tied to public universities.

You may contact Non-Profit Charitable organizations for questions about:
  • San Diego County nonprofit organizations
  • Making donations and volunteering
  • San Diego County 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations
  • Donation and contribution tax deductions
  • San Diego County Charity ratings and rankings
Types of San Diego County Charities

There are many types of San Diego County Charities that focus on benefiting society and the general public. Some Charities are structured to help animals, either through supporting animal welfare, wildlife conservation, or in zoos and aquariums. Other San Diego County charitable organizations prioritize environmental causes or health issues such as medical research, public health risks, or treating the sick and disabled. San Diego County nonprofits can also have educational missions, including serving as educational institutions or supporting students through funding.

International NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are typically classified as Charities. They are organized around providing international development aid, disaster relief and humanitarian aid, or human rights advocacy and aid for children. Another major category of Charities in San Diego County, California is organized around arts and culture, such as museums and art galleries, performing arts organizations, libraries, and public broadcasting organizations. These San Diego County nonprofits preserve artistic and cultural heritage and also serve an educational mission.

Fundraising Programs

San Diego County nonprofits have fundraising programs and receive contributions from many different sources. Funding can come from the general public, the San Diego County government, private corporations and foundations, or other Charities. At least a third of a Charity's financial support must come from the general public. This funding is used by the Charity to advance its goals. Charities can also raise money through events, product or membership sales, or grants. San Diego County grants can come from the government, foundations, or individuals, and they typically require an application process.

501(c)3 Tax Exemption

Charities are exempt from paying certain taxes because of the contributions they make to the public. As Non-Profit organizations, Charities in California do not declare a profit and instead use their revenue and fundraising to run the Charity and benefit the public interest. Legally, Charities can be organized in a number of ways to maintain their tax-exempt status. Contributions made to certain Charities, known as San Diego County 501(c)(3) groups, are tax-deductible for the donors, while other Charities are exempt from taxes but donations are still taxed.