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:

  San Diego River Conservancy
Significant funding provided by the San Diego River Conservancy supports us to administer our fuels reduction programs, attend outreach events, host educational workshops, and supply educational materials.

United States Forest Service

Funding from the United States Forest Service and a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire program of the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council was awarded to us to host educational workshops, support our county’s network of fire safe councils, develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans, and more. 

SDGE logo SDG&E / Sempra Energy
Funding from SDG&E / Sempra Energy has allowed us to continue our fuels reduction programs. Our Defensible Space Assistance Program (DSAP) and No-Cost Chipping Program provide important wildfire prevention services in San Diego County.
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.