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“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

Our Mission

365 Connect is a 501c3 whose mission is to connect donors with nonprofit organizations and create a shared sense of purpose. Through relationship building, innovative leadership and strategic grantmaking, we work together to strengthen and build a strong philanthropic community.

Our Vision

To contribute to the collective success of the community through philanthropic actions

Our Values

Our Core values are principles that guide our actions—from our beliefs and our passion to help others:

Collaboration

  • We encourage strategic collaboration by working closely with both donors and grant recipients to bring  solutions that strengthen the fabric of our communities.

Leadership

  • We create your vision and inspire others in order to advance the mission of your organization.

Integrity

  • We remain true to our mission and work hard to provide exceptional service and leadership to our partners and maximize the support of our donors. We take pride in everything fair and honest.

Teamwork

  • We cooperate and work together for the common good of the organizations we serve.

Passion for Service

  • We show compassion for the people we serve and celebrate when their needs are met.

Our Services

Grant Writing and Fund Support

  • Research, draft, and submit proposals that help organizations receive grant funding that aligns with the grant’s specifications and the organization’s mission.

Fiscal Sponsorship

  • Provide management and administrative services to help build the capacity of your charitable projects.

Community Liaison

  • Encourage and help facilitate interaction among community leaders and members, resulting in the foundation of a successful community.

Funding / Grant Opportunities

For Donors

  • We can help you support your community in an impactful way, whether you are interested in investing in a specific program or a cause that you or your company is passionate about. We can help you create and write a custom grant to help fund your charitable goals.
  • For a business (invest in your local community)
  • For an event (grant sponsorship)
  • For a cause (support that aligns with your passion)

For Nonprofits

  • Applying for a grant and utilizing us as your fiscal sponsor
  • Grant writing services
  • Research and information services

The State of Nonprofits in San Diego

According to USD’s 2021 State of Nonprofits report, there are over 11,000 registered nonprofits in San Diego County. Here are some other pertinent facts:

  • 86% of San Diegans express a high confidence in the nonprofit sector in our community
  • 74% of San Diegans believe that nonprofits promote positive social change
  • 80% of San Diegans believe that nonprofits provide quality services. Individual charitable giving was up 13% from the previous year.
  • 88% of nonprofits are now making new grants as unrestricted as possible.
  • 84% of nonprofits provide multi-year support

Sectors of Support

365 Connect provides research, planning and grant writing for causes you believe in.

  • Disaster relief
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Kids and Youth
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Military and Veterans
  • Arts and Culture
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Health 
  • Education
  • STEM
  • Environmental issues
  • Animal Welfare

Leadership

Teresa Miller

  • Co-Founder, 365 Events San Diego

Carlen Haag

  • Co-Founder, 365 Events San Diego

As co-founders, we understand the unique needs—and philanthropic potential of—the San Diego community. We believe in the collective effort and responsibility of giving back to aid in the critical needs of the community. We help San Diego organizations connect with companies and donors—including events that engage and empower employees to give back, philanthropic giving, grant making, and grant writing. We believe that collaboration makes us stronger when building a better tomorrow and achieving common goals that lead to a brighter future for all.

Board of Directors

Randy Everett, Board Chair

  • CEO, Everett Digital Solutions; CEO, DMarketingU.com (Digital Marketing University)

Lori Boody

  • Executive Director, Veterans Association of North County

Gina Petty

  • Paralegal, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Meghan Dambacher

  • Assistant Director of Residential Operations, San Diego Center for Children; Co-Founder and President, Rerip, Surfboard Recycling

David Miller

  • CEO and President, ISM Sports, Inc.

365 Connect, Inc. — San Diego, CA 92130 — Tax ID 87-1718325 — Contact: info@365-connect.org