USD’s Nonprofit Institute Releases Report on the State of Nonprofits & Philanthropy in the San Diego Region, Outlining an Uncertain future

Contact: Lissette Martinez

(619) 260-4659 Office

SAN DIEGO – Following a record setting 418-billion-dollar year for the nonprofit sector in the U.S., 2018 brings new challenges and fears. 

The Nonprofit Institute at USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences will host its annual Summit, where hundreds of nonprofit organizations come together to discuss the future.

Who:              School of Leadership and Education Sciences – The Nonprofit Institute

What:                         2018 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit

Where:                                               Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

                                                             5998 Alcala Park

                                                          San Diego, CA 92110

When:                                    October 19, 2018 - 8:30am-5:30pm

The purpose of the Summit is to highlight the current state of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy that supports it, as well as key trends that affect how these organizations are able to operate, fulfill their mission and meet critical needs in the community.

Among the topics to be discussed this year will be:

  • Concerns over how the new tax bill will affect charitable giving.
    1. One recent analysis from the Tax Policy Center, estimates that the number of households who claim a deduction for charitable donations will decline by 21%.
  • Nonprofit finances and demand for services.
    1. 76% of nonprofits in the San Diego region report the demand for services has increased while only 21% have been able to meet the increase in demand.

To learn more and to register, visit The Nonprofit Institute’s website.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Lissette Martinez
(619) 260-4659