Funding Sources

Funding for all Fire Safe Council of San Diego County programs is derived from various sources, such as agency, foundation, and corporate grants. Our current funders include:

US Forest Service
Significant funding for our no-cost chipping program is provided by the US Forest Service, through their National Fire Plan grants. These programs are managed by the California Fire Safe Council Grants Clearinghouse.
tsdf_fullcolorlogo_webres The San Diego Foundation
We received funding from the San Diego Foundation through its Building Regional Resilience grant program. Using their San Diego, 2050 Is Calling, How Will We Answer? report as our foundation, we used these funds to strengthen San Diego County’s network of community Fire Safe Councils.
This grant was made possible by the Climate Initiative.
SDGE logo SDG&E / Sempra Energy
Grant money from SDG&E / Sempra Energy has allowed us to continue our Defensible Space Assistance Program (DSAP), which helps low income senior citizens and disabled residents in high wildfire areas create defensible space around their homes.
The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County
The RCD manages the programs and the funds for the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, offering in-kind support through staff time.



Donations are accepted from private individuals.  The FSCSDC is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt and all contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.  Thank-you letters are mailed to all donors, and may be used as a receipt for tax purposes.