The Price Family Charitable Fund approved the following grants in December:
Ibarra Elementary School
The grant will support three components to improving student achievement and welfare at this City Heights elementary school:
- A volunteer coordinator to recruit and coordinate parent volunteers on campus
- After school support to improve math and literacy skills
- Noon duty to supervise the playground and ensure student safety
Rowan Elementary School
The grant will support teacher collaborative planning and time outside the classroom to implement key strategies from “High performance in high poverty schools: 90/90/90 and beyond,” a system to improve student achievement. During the time teachers are out of the classroom training, students will be working with teaching artists from the Young Audiences San Diego.
Camp Pendleton YMCA
The Fund approved a general operating expenses grant to support the Camp Pendleton based YMCA that serves active military personnel and their families.
North County Community Services Food Distribution
The grant will reimburse a portion of North County Community Services’ fuel costs to deliver approximately 2,000,000 pounds of food to 112 partner agencies throughout northern San Diego County. Last year meals were served to more than 200,000 people through the partner agencies.
San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile
A grant will support the purchase of a new “bloodmobile” as part of a program to replace an aging fleet of buses converted into mobile blood collecting vehicles. Currently the San Diego Blood Bank owns and operates nine bloodmobiles, which collect an average of 200 units of blood daily, about half the Bank’s total daily collection. The San Diego Blood Bank supplies blood and blood components to 175 Southern California hospitals.
Walden Family Services Foster Care Support
The grant will support the Walden Family Services Fostering Promising Futures program. There is a gap between government funding and the actual cost of providing treatment for abused and neglected children under foster care. The Fostering Promising Futures program provides extra services for foster families caring for children with special needs and disabilities.
Mira Costa College GEAR UP Program
GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. The program prepares low income middle and high school students for college by providing tutors, mentors, counselors, after school programs, and college visits. The Fund grant will provide scholarships to GEAR UP participants gaining admission to Mira Costa College.