Give Back

each polo match benefits a local non-profit

About Our Partnerships

The San Diego Polo Club researches and partners with outstanding non-profits every season, donating a portion of ticket sales to charity, as well as providing multiple fundraising opportunities. Each year, we choose to highlight a different charity each week of our polo season. In 2014, we helped raise over $1 million for our partners.

In keeping with San Diego Polo Club’s giving guidelines, our events specifically support programs focusing on children, animals, education and health and human services. The San Diego Polo Club is committed to supporting charitable and community activities surrounding the San Diego area.

Becoming One of Our Charity Partners

The San Diego Polo Club welcomes an average of 1200 affluent Rancho Santa Fe luminaries to each polo match. Depending on the size of your charity, we can contour a partnership package that highlights your strengths and captures our audiences attention. Our goal is to provide your non-profit with optimal exposure to our clientele, raise funds for your program and open our events to the general public.

Initial Criteria

  • Organizations must establish IRS 501(c)(3) status.
  • We seek organizations that deliver effective programs with measurable outcomes in response to community needs, receive and provide strong leadership, collaborate to maximize effectiveness and involve constituents in planning.
  • We seek organizations that are running a program at a significant scale, meaning organizations that have spent over $100,000 on their programs in the last calendar year and anticipate maintaining this level of spending.
  • Charities that apply should be willing to share meaningful information about its activities, fundraising plan and programs.

Benefits of Partnership

  • Introduction to San Diego Polo Club Members & Partners
  • Vendor Space & Silent/Live Auction Opportunities
  • Portion of ticket sales donated to Charity (included in all partnerships)
  • Official Introduction to Charity before Opening Ceremony
  • Intermission Exhibition Highlighting Charity
  • First-ball throw-in Opportunities
  • Inclusion in Season/Event promotion and SDPC Magazine
  • Article in SDPC Magazine
  • Event Listing on SDPC Website, Magazine, & Calendar
  • Social Photographer to capture key brand images for internal marketing purposes
  • Mention in e-newsletter, reaching over 8,000 subscribers
  • Pre and post coverage on Facebook & Twitter, reaching over 15,000 users
  • Photos published in 2016 San Diego Polo Magazine, reaching 45,000 readers
Number of Charity Partners
Million Dollars Raised

Contact Us

Lindsey Chronert
Director of Marketing & Club Development

Previous & Current Charity Partnerships

Adopt A Block | All Hallows Academy | American Cancer Society   | American Heart Association | American Red Cross | Art for Barks |  Big Brothers and SistersBoys and Girls Club of EncinitasBoys and Girls Clubs of San DiegoCalifornia State University San Marcos  |  Canine Companions for Independence | CANTER  | CERFChild Abuse Prevention FoundationChildrens’ Hospital | Challenged Athletes Foundation | Community Campership CouncilCrime Victims Fund | Cystic Fibrosis FoundationEncinitas Community Resource Center | Foundation for the Children of the Californias  | Fresh Start Surgical Gifts  Free Wheelchair MissionGillespie School | Grossmont Hospital Foundation | Habitat for Humanity  | Hands Across the Border   | Heal the Bay | Helen Woodward Animal Center | High Tech HighHome of Guilding Hands  | Home Start – Child Abuse Prevention | Hospital Infantil de Las Californias | Inner-City Games | John Wayne Cancer Institute  | Junior Seau Foundation  | Kids At Heart Kids KorpsLa Jolla Country Day School | Las Damas de San Diego | Liam FoundationMake a Wish Foundation | March of Dimes | Miracle Babies | National Kidney FoundationNaval Special Warfare Family Foundation | Nine-Eleven Relief Fund | Palomar College Foundation | PEERS Network | Project Concern International Rotaract | San Diego Brain Injury Foundation | San Diego Opera   San Diego Senior’s Center   San Diego Symphony  | San Diego VeteransSan Dieguito Academy   Saving Horses, Inc.  | Scripps Breast Cancer CenterScripps Foundation for Medicine & Science | SD Breakfast Rotary | SDSU Recreational Polo Lesson Program  Sentebale | SERVE San Diego | Solutions for Change | Spots “n Stripes RanchStella Maris Academy   Stevens/Scripps Cancer CenterSunset View Foundation  | Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce | TERI Inc.The Bishop’s School   The Child’s Primary SchoolThe Rhoades SchoolThousand Smiles FoundationTijuana Home Building | TROTT | UCSD Recreational Polo Lesson Program | UCSD Regional Burn CenterUnion of Pan Asian Communities | United Pegasus Foundation | Veterans Research Alliance | Vistas for Blind Children   Voices for Children | WiLDCOAST  | Women for Women International | World Wildlife | Wounded Warriors | Wounded Warrior Homes | YMCA