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Leaders in Belonging

Celebrating fierce community advocates, collaborators, and connectors who work to eliminate social barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable San Diego

About the Initiative

Leaders in Belonging Awards provide $100,000 in unrestricted funding to people working to identify, transform, and eliminate barriers to inclusion, justice, and sustainability in San Diego. This annual award is designed to provide leaders with vital support that will allow them to continue their work and help them build movements for change. 


​The Conrad Prebys Foundation believes that the future of San Diego – and, for that matter, of our country and planet – hinges on our collective capacity to create a community and world in which all of us are genuinely valued, needed, and affirmed. 


​The Leaders In Belonging Initiative will lift up dedicated but often undercelebrated leaders who exist all across the greater San Diego region. The Foundation will award $100,000 to five individuals, for a total of $500,000 annually. The awards are meant to be as flexible as possible and can be made to individuals or 501c3 organizations. The grants are unrestricted, and recipients can use the funds in any way they choose.

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