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Leading Climate & Environmental Action in the San Diego Region presents the state of environment-focused nonprofits in the San Diego region and their legacies that position them to continue impactful climate action. Findings in this report are synthesized from quarterly public opinion pollings (San Diego Residents Survey), surveys of 30 local environmental nonprofit leaders (Nonprofit Leaders Survey), the latest nonprofit data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and data on foundation grants awarded to local nonprofits (Candid). The environmental nonprofit sector in the San Diego region is relatively small, but it has worked on the frontlines for many years to strengthen the region’s resilience to climate change through various programmatic focuses. The ongoing climatic threats to the region’s environment and vulnerable populations, concerns of the community, and insights from environmental nonprofit leaders highlight a crucial gap in funding and capacity-building that must be addressed in order to better position the region to meet community needs and protect the quality of life of the San Diego region.

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research, nonprofits, environment, climate change, San Diego, San Diego region


Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Education | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Nonprofit Administration and Management

Leading Climate & Environmental Action in the San Diego Region