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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” - Mahatma Gandhi, founder of the Indian Independence Movement, worldwide political and spiritual leader

Civil RightsAchieving equal treatment and securing our civil rights is the paramount issue facing San Diego’s LGBT community. This is the most dynamic frontier of human rights activism, and a wide spectrum of political, legal, social justice, and religious organizations are mobilized here in San Diego, and around the state and nation.

In 2008, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s Board authorized grant monies from our endowment to be used for the first time in the political arena to oppose Proposition 8. San Diego Human Dignity Foundation remains your steadfast partner in the struggle for LGBT equality in all spheres – economic, legal, political, medical, religious, and social.

One reason why we are particularly interested in strengthening civil rights advocacy and education in our local community is because the Gill Foundation recently concluded that, outside of a few urbanized areas, cities like San Diego “lack a strong, viable LGBT civil rights infrastructure." * Whether at the ballot box, the Legislature, the workplace, in schools, social clubs or places of worship, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation provides financial support to organizations promoting LGBT tolerance and equal treatment.

Over the years, San Diego Human Dignity Foundation has invested resources and made grants to a number of organizations working in this area.

Community Profiles on Civil Rights

Sun & Moon Vision Productions
Lambda Archives
Center Advocacy Project

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation is ready to connect you wtih causes and programs that promote LGBT equal treatment and civil rights. Together will make change happen.


* “An Exploratory Look at the Financial State of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Movement,” Gill Foundation (2005).


News and Events

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Announces New Grant Programs!

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s board of directors is proud to announce the star of two new grant opportunites to benefit San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community starting this year. In one program SDHDF will designate up to $50,000 to match qualifying donations to participating LGBT non-profit organizations for the time period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Certian qualifying restrictions will apply. In the second program, the SDHDF Board of Directors has designated up to $100,000 from its general endowment to be expended in a direct grant program for the upcoming year.  Grants of up to $10,000 may be awarded to qualifying organizations that deliver strong programs and services to the LGBT community.


Click here to read more about our new grant programs!




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