To support the public, civic leaders and policymakers with independent research on economic and quality-of-life issues impacting taxpayers and ratepayers countywide.

About Us

Founded in 1987, the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation is the research arm of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. As such, the research is released by the Taxpayers Association to bring attention to the issues that impact taxpayers and often informs the Taxpayers Association’s advocacy efforts. The Educational Foundation’s research efforts continue to spark change at government agencies throughout the county.


Internship Program

The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation is proud to provide internship opportunities to local students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interns are supported by senior SDCTA staff and contribute to influential research that identifies and frames issues for the region. Interns gain firsthand knowledge of public policy issues and watch their work receive media attention and influence public policy in San Diego.