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 2025, SDTMD grants will support the following contractors:

Entity/Program

Event Date

Funding

On-going

$47,631,976

Sports San Diego / Sports Commission

On-going

$1,170,000

SDDC International Visitors Day

On-going

$39,606

Sports San Diego / California State Games

July 12-21, 2024

$220,000

Southern California Tennis Association Foundation / San Diego Open

July 27-28, 2024

$163,200

Youth Tennis San Diego / USTA Adult National Championship

July 27-29, 2024

$39,760

Southern California Tennis Association / USTA Billie Jean King Girls National Championships

August 3-11, 2024

$65,000

San Diego Bayfair

September 13-15, 2024

$200,000

Mission Bayfest

September 27-29, 2024

$122,500

Del Mar Food and Wine Festival

October 5-6, 2024

$74,500

Day of the Dead Festival

November 2-3, 2024

$69,250

Fast Forward Futures / San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

November 3-10, 2024

$74,500

Sports San Diego / Rady Children’s Invitational

November 28-29, 2024

$50,000

Sports San Diego / Holiday Bowl

December 2024

$400,000

San Diego Crew Classic

March 28-30, 2025

$156,500

La Jolla Historical Society / The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

April 25-27, 2025

$74,500

California Police Athletic Federation / U.S. Police And Fire Championships

June 2025

$71,000

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