Redefining What It Means to be America's Finest City


Home to more than 10,000 nonprofits, San Diego is the country’s most giving community. And yet many struggle with sustainability.


Today’s employees and customers seek out businesses whose values align with their own. Social responsibility has become a success imperative.


Social services and public education face tightening budgets in San Diego, as health and human welfare strains the City’s resources. 

Fourth Sector

We are committed to advancing our community holistically in a new Fourth Sector to serve people and planet, purpose and profit.

We Empower the
Fourth Sector

The Fourth Sector is the place where distinctions between private, public and nonprofit sectors blur and the potential for economic, social and environmental benefits emerge. The Chamber of Purpose exists to activate the Fourth Sector in San Diego.


We provide a venue for meaningful exchange and relationship-building that fosters community for newcomers, advocates and practitioners.


We provide a selection of resources and a clear path for learning and application.


We recognize and advocate the advancement and achievement of purpose-driven initiatives.

A Coalition of
Purposeful Enterprise​

Great work by people like you has made San Diego America’s Most Charitable City, and is propping up our social sector, improving educational outcomes and advancing accessibility for our entire community. There’s a purpose movement happening, and San Diego is leading the way. 

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

Mahatma Gandhi

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