Funding Guidelines

The Safe Communities Fund (SCF) is collaboration between The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office (SDCDA) and The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) to support local public safety initiatives and victims of crime.

Organizations meeting the eligibility requirements of the SCF may submit an online application to request funding consideration. An advisory board to the SCF will accept applications from non-profit organizations to provide funding in support of four specific initiative areas. Approved funding will be considered on the basis of application content, availability of charitable funds, and other internal and external factors. The initiative areas follow:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Human Trafficking
  • Victim Services
  • Reentry Services

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-profit organizations with valid tax identification as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Applicants must provide a list of their Board of Directors
  • Applicants must agree to provide a year-end report on the community impact associated with funding upon request.
  • Applicants must provide an organizational or event-based budget for funding consideration

Please ensure that you have a valid non-profit Tax ID number before beginning the application, as it will be validated through the IRS database. Additionally, please ensure the address submitted with your application matches the address on file with the IRS.