OPENING DAY
JANUARY 25-28, 2018

Support Our San Diego

Support our San Diego (S.O.S.D.) is administered by The Century Club of San Diego, the host organization of the Farmers Insurance Open. The program works to provide San Diego 501(c)(3) charities, schools and school support organizations with tools to raise funds that will fill budget gaps to get the things they need to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

The Century Club will only consider requests from the following types of organizations and activities:

  • San Diego County schools, preschool through college
  • San Diego County school support organizations including Booster Clubs, PTA/PTOs, athletic teams, bands, performing arts groups, school foundations, etc.
  • 501(c)(3) charities with a business address in San Diego County (see restrictions below)

Proceeds of S.O.S.D. must benefit programs and projects that will be implemented in San Diego County. For organizations that service multiple counties, including San Diego, please include this information in the notes section of your application, along with the percentage of your programs and/or budget that benefits San Diego County annually.

RESTRICTIONS

Generally, The Century Club will not consider requests from the following entities, organizations or activities:

  1. 501(c)(3) sports clubs/organizations whose programs focus solely on providing sports opportunities AND are not affiliated with a San Diego County school (i.e. club soccer/baseball where most participants pay team dues)
  2. Individuals
  3. Endowment funds or for-profit organizations
  4. Groups that practice discrimination based on ideology, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry
  5. Sectarian or denominational religious groups, except for programs that are broadly promoted, available to anyone, and free from religious orientation
  6. Political parties, candidates or partisan-political groups
  7. Political, labor or fraternal organizations
  8. Organizations based in San Diego whose beneficiaries live outside of San Diego County
  9. Organizations that do not complete the form as directed or do not submit the request in the required time frame

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Applicants must be able to provide documentation as proof of their eligibility as outlined below:

Organization Type Required Documentation
School Support Organizations (PTA, Sports Teams, etc.) Form W9 (IRS Tax Document – can often be acquired from school accounting department)
School Foundations IRS Determination Letter (IRS Document received when organization incorporated as a nonprofit)
501(c)(3) Charities IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter

If your organization meets these guidelines, please complete the application at the bottom of this page. All applications must be submitted through the online form provided. Phone, fax and email requests will NOT be accepted.

Applications will be evaluated on the completeness of responses and alignment with program purpose and eligibility guidelines and restrictions

The Century Club of San Diego will carefully review all S.O.S.D. applications.  Final determination regarding such applications shall be at the sole discretion of the Century Club of San Diego.  Each applicant will receive notification regarding its Program admission status in a timely manner.  Participation in the S.O.S.D. Program is conditional upon compliance with all Program rules and procedures.  Both denial of an application as well as removal from the Program may occur at any time, and for any reason, with such decisions made at the sole discretion of the Century Club of San Diego.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10, 2017

TICKET REQUEST GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS

  • The minimum ticket request for any organization is 50 tickets
  • Returning organizations may only initially request 50 more tickets than the amount the organization sold the previous year, i.e if your organization sold 100 tickets last year, you may only initially request up to 150 this year. If the organization sells through those initial tickets, it may pick up an additional allotment of tickets by the second allotment deadline
  • New organizations (defined as those that did not participate in the previous program year) may only initially request up to 200 tickets. If the organization sells those initial tickets, it may pick up an additional allotment of tickets by the second allotment deadline.