One of the primary ways that the SDTMD works to bring visitors to San Diego, and increase room night stays, is through the direct funding of contractors for various events and programs. Funding is requested through the annual application process. For FY 2023, SDTMD grants will support the following contractors:

Entity/Program

Event Date

Funding

On-going

$34,968,000

Sports San Diego

On-going

$840,000

San Diego Diplomacy Council

On-going

$45,000

California State Games — Summer 

July 14-17, 2022

$100,000

Billy Jean King Girls National Tennis Championship

August 6-14, 2022

$50,000

Zero Emissions Summit & Expo

September 6-9, 2022

$171,875

San Diego Bayfair / Thunderboats

September 15-19, 2022

$120,000

San Diego Tennis Open

October 10-13, 2022

$74,000

San Diego Bay Food + Wine Festival

November 9-13, 2022

$74,500

Wonderfront

November 18-20, 2022

$250,000

Old Town Luche Libre Festival

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2022

$25,710

Surf College Cup

December 2-4, 2022

$55,000

Winter Gold Squash Tournament

December 16-18, 2022

$30,000

San Diego Bowl Game Association – Holiday Bowl

December 2022

$435,000

Legit Rare Football All American Championships

December 2022

$74,500

Surf Cup Challenge

January 13-16, 2023

$55,000

California State Games — Winter

February-March 2023

$60,000

San Diego Crew Classic

April 1-3, 2023

$125,500

U.S. Police and Fire Championships

June 2023

$70,000

World Lacrosse Championships

June 21-July 1, 2023

$130,000

SDTMD is proud to have helped fund many of San Diego’s signature events and programs over the years.