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2016 Annual Report: State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy - In San Diego

July 6, 2016

The 2016 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy report analyzes the health of San Diego's nonprofit sector, identifies important trends, and reports on leadership perspectives. In addition to an annual summary of the Caster Center's State of Nonprofits Quarterly Index (SONP Index) this report draws on the most recently available data about nonprofits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD). These data are synthesized with feedback from Trend Reporters along with the 2016 Nonprofit Leader Survey sent to executive level management in San Diego County to provide the most comprehensive picture of San Diego's nonprofit and philanthropic sector available.

The Promise of a New Day: Support for Service Members Transitioning to Civilian Life in San Diego

May 1, 2016

This report highlights the first year program evaluation of zero8hundred, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to proactively link transitioning military families to a broad range of resources, helping them successfully transition to civilian life in San Diego County.

Process and Grantee Satisfaction Evaluation

October 1, 2014

This report provides findings from a program evaluation of Weingart Foundation's 2014 Small Grants Program in San Diego County. The 2014 grant cycle was the fourth overall and the first cycle where funds were distributed through collaboration with the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) in a new re-granting relationship called the JCF-Weingart Grant Program. The evaluation included an assessment of the grantmaking approach, applicants' perceptions of the current operating environment and future trends, and feedback from program officers about the process of transitioning and operating the program under this new collaboration.

Causes Count: The Economic Power of California's Nonprofit Sector

July 19, 2014

This report describes, in economic terms, the stunning size, variety, activities and impact of California's large and diverse nonprofit sector. The research was conducted by The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at the University of San Diego and was guided by an advisory panel of more than 30 leaders throughout California.This study synthesizes multiple sources of data to generate the most complete picture of the power of California's nonprofit sector to date. The research identifies and documents trends in the financial health of nonprofits, employment, volunteerism, foundation grantmaking, and civic engagement, as well as provides insight into what may be in store for California's nonprofit sector in the future. Select demographic data are also presented to provide context and assess regional differences.In addition to economic impact, this report also presents data about the more difficult to measure social impact of nonprofits, and documents the numerous ways California nonprofits express the deeply held values of our communities and engage people in our democracy.

Study on Children of Seriously Wounded Service Members

March 18, 2014

This study was conducted to better understand the needs of children of service members who have been seriously wounded in combat, as well as the programs and services that support these children and families.