Grantmaking

Since 1997, the Sahm Family Foundation has granted nearly $10 million to dozens of charitable organizations throughout Southern California. Our focus is on programs and projects that benefit the visual and performing arts, the welfare of children and the welfare of seniors. The Sahm Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests or proposals.

Past grant recipients include:

  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • Boys & Girls Club San Dieguito/Solana Beach
  • Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad
  • Boys and Girls Club of Vista
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Pasadena
  • Camp Kesem Dartmouth College Chapter
  • Camp Kesem Princeton University Chapter
  • Carlsbad Music Festival
  • Cathy Hopper Senior Center
  • Children of the Night
  • Coast Guard Foundation
  • Discovery Art
  • East County Youth Symphony
  • Elder Law and Advocacy
  • ElderHelp
  • Emily K Center
  • Encinitas Senior Center
  • Escondido Senior Center
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Fresno Rescue Mission
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Idaho Base Camp
  • Impact Network
  • Imperial Beach Senior Center
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • International Community Foundation
  • Journey Out
  • La Jolla Senior Center
  • LGBT Community Center
  • Lux Art Institute
  • Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • Meals on Wheels – Greater San Diego
  • MOPA
  • Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  • New Village Arts
  • Ocean Institute
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Pasadena Conservatory of Music
  • Patrick Henry High School Athletics Golf Program
  • PEN America
  • Peninsula Shepherd Center
  • Piedmont Family YMCA
  • Pro Kids Golf & Learning Center
  • Ramona Senior Center
  • Rancho Bernardo Senior Center
  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
  • San Diego Seniors Community Foundation
  • San Diego Symphony
  • San Diego Symphony – Transformational Grant
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • San Marcos Senior Center
  • Serving Seniors
  • Soka University
  • Southern Caregiver Resource Center
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • Swiftsure Ranch
  • The Challenge Center
  • The First Tee of Fresno
  • The Huntington
  • The Old Globe
  • The Senior Connection–Hailey,ID Senior Center
  • Verdi Chorus
  • Vista Senior Center
  • Voices For Children
  • YMCA of San Diego County