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You value our inclusive, innovative and flourishing community in San Diego just as much as we do.  Unfortunately, there are still gaps in knowledge, training, connections and resources among community leaders and organizations, making them less effective and competitive, leaving the community with gaps in service.

The Nonprofit Institute Can Lead the Way for Future Generations


Through our education, training, and research, we continue to strengthen the organizations that help meet community needs.  Together, we can lead the way to protect our quality of life and continue to promote thriving communities by educating and engaging leaders, creating smart connections and providing diverse solutions to our region for all future generations.  

NPI is dedicated to social impact in our community and confident in our ability to make change happen.  Please consider giving in one of these ways:

The Nonprofit Institute

A donation to The Nonprofit Institute helps support all of our programs and events.  Our dedicated staff and the community appreciate it.  We are in the process of updating our donation page.  In the interim, please designate "The Nonprofit Institute" in the text box after selecting 'Other' in SOLES General Funds. Invest in the Nonprofit Institute Now.


Our Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management students rely on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide scholarships for students who are employed by nonprofit organizations. While each scholarship awarded is for $1,000 or, $2,000 per year, we value contributions in any amount. Please click here to contribute to our scholarship fund.

"The scholarship I receive from USD has made the difference in my being able to attend this amazing program." Adolfo Ventura, alumni, class of 2007


Many sponsors are enthusiastically supporting the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research by providing grants which enable us to undertake important research on the sector. To become a research contributor, please click here.

Event Sponsorship

Local companies enjoy the opportunity to sponsor Nonprofit Program Events which are held throughout the year and reach hundreds of local organizations. For more information on how to sponsor an event, please contact Kimberly Fields at or (619) 260-7443 and view more event sponsorship details.