Will you join us and
help build a stronger San Diego?
With our community expected to boom over the
next 40 years, we face a number of unique
challenges on how to deal with the associated
growth pressures. The response began with Our
Greater San Diego Vision (the Vision) and continues
through the initiatives of The Malin Burnham San
Diego Center for Civic Engagement (the Center).
The Civic Leadership Fund (CLF) helps facilitate the
Vision by bringing together people that share our
passion for a vibrant and prosperous future for the
region and whose contributions enable the Center
to achieve its bold targets in education, the
environment, jobs, and the arts.
The Vision & CCE
As we see the cost of living increase year after year,
how will future generations of San Diegans afford to live
30-50 years from now? What if the qualities that
make San Diego a great place to live are
threatened by a failure to plan for the future?
A massive effort spanning three years began with an in-
depth study to determine our collective hopes and dreams,
our worries, fears, and values. 30,000 local residents voiced
their opinions on what this might look like and
The San Diego Foundation listened.
From here, together, we must act.
The Center will steward the Vision and help move
the region forward by convening stakeholders,
informing decisions, engaging people, and impacting
the evolution of this paradise we call home.
The Center is the
culmination of work
that will create and
for our region by
pursuing 2 strategies.
7 specific goals
Nature is Accessible
The Vision identified
four core values:
TSDF embarked on
effort to identify
Our Greater San
The Evolution of the Center
In 2011, The Foundation unveiled the Malin Burnham San Diego Center for Civic
Engagement demonstrating its commitment to the work that will create a better future.
The Center’s Strategies:
Through effective strategies,
serve as a leader, supporter,
and ambassador to
implement the Vision.
opportunities for people to
get involved in improving
Set the Table for
Jobs, Housing, &
Create sub-regional plans
consistent with the Vision
Create meaningful opportunities
for people to get involved in
improving their communities
Ensure access to nature
in park-poor communities
Prepare children and young
adults to learn and succeed
Continue plans to reduce
emissions and avoid the
most harmful impacts
from climate change
The Civic Leadership Fund helps facilitate the Vision by
bringing together like-minded people from all walks of life that
share our passion for a vibrant and prosperous future and
whose contributions will enable the Center to achieve its bold
targets in education, the environment, jobs, and the arts.
This is an exciting new chapter for our region, and we
encourage you to show your support, pride, and passion for
our community by standing together with The San Diego
Foundation and investing in the Civic Leadership Fund.
We all know that the Vision is big. Really BIG.
And as such, the Center will rely on additional support
to take action. We are up to this challenge, but
we cannot do it without your support.
Will You Help Build a Stronger San Diego?
Civic Leadership Fund
Help build a stronger San Diego
Sign up today to join a community of civically engaged citizens
who aspire to preserve and protect the San Diego region and
are willing to address tough issues for future generations.
Membership Level Individual Corporate
Community Ambassador ($5-$99)
Community Leader ($100-$499)
Regional Leader ($500-$999)
Civic Leader ($1,000-$4,999)
Civic Philanthropist ($5,000+)