August 2015 Grants

Access Inc.
A general operating grant for Access Inc., headquartered in San Diego, to support the Violence Against Women Act legal program. The program specializes in serving the immigrant and refugee population. Access Inc. also operates youth empowerment programs, immigration services, micro-enterprise development and other self-sufficiency programs.

Elementary Institute of Science
Elementary Institute of Science nurtures the intellectual curiosity of youth living in a low income area of San Diego through hands on experience in a state of the art facility in the disciplines of science and technology. A general operations grant will support the organization’s mission to prepare students for success in education and career.

Feeding America and San Diego Food Bank
The second year of a two year matching grant to Feeding America San Diego and Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to improve food distribution in San Diego County. The pilot project has three main objectives: 1. improve the experience for clients receiving the food; 2. increase the percentage of fresh produce distributed to at least 50% of the overall total; 3. increase the capacity of food distributors in City Heights.

Home Start
A general operations grant will support Home Start, a non-profit committed to child abuse prevention and treatment in San Diego. The organization offers a full range of prevention and intervention services including a maternity shelter program for women and their dependent children.

San Diego Blood Bank Foundation
The Blood Bank operates six full-service regional centers and 12 fully equipped mobile units to collect annual blood donations of more than 100,000 pints. The Blood Bank supplies hospitals in four counties: San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, and Imperial. A general operations grant supports this work.

San Diego Family Care
A capital grant for the purchase of new pediatric and dental equipment for San Diego Family Care’s Linda Vista Health Care Center expansion. The expansion will allow the clinic to serve an additional 12,000 children and 4,000 dental patients per year.

San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Inc.
A general operations grant will support the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc. The Center works to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the LGBT community including housing for the homeless and the operation of two youth programs.

San Diego Opera
A general operations grant for the San Diego Opera. The Opera has hosted internationally renowned artists for more than 50 years, bringing vocal arts and live performances to numerous locations throughout the San Diego community.