The Price Philanthropies grant screening committee approved the following grants in July:
San Diego Youth Symphony
A grant to the San Diego Youth Symphony will bolster capacity to provide music programs at Rosa Parks Elementary, Monroe Clark Middle, and Hoover High, all located in City Heights.
A grant will support the ACLU’s efforts to educate the immigrant community in City Heights on their constitutional and other legal rights, with an emphasis on immigration law.
California Food Policy Advocates
A general operations grant to support the California Food Policy Advocates efforts to improve the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.
San Diego State University Research Foundation
A grant will support the expansion of Project CHATTER (Child Assessment, Treatment, Training, Education and Early Referral) at Rosa Parks Elementary Preschool. The program is administered by San Diego State University operating a language focused curriculum in all five morning preschool classrooms. The previous three years have shown significant gains in language acquisition skills for children enrolled in classrooms offering the Integrative Preschool model.
Old Globe Theater
A general operations grant to the Old Globe Theater in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The internationally acclaimed Theater produces about 15 plays and musicals annually.
George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center
A general operations grant will support the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center’s Charity Care program, which provides respite support for caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers.
A general operations grant for Hannah’s House, a non-profit organization that provides child friendly supervised visitation for families in conflict due to domestic violence, child abuse, and/or substance abuse.
A grant to support the Family Connections Program, which improves family connections through reading. The program video records incarcerated parents in detention facilities reading children’s books aloud. The book and DVD is sent to the incarcerated parent’s child, who reads along using the same book while viewing the DVD in their home. The goal of the program is to build stronger family relationships, a love of reading, and help parents be positive role models.
A grant to the Dean’s International Travel Scholarship Fund for social work students in the College of Health and Human Services to travel to Costa Rica as part of the study abroad program.
Workshop for Warriors
A grant to support the Workshop for Warriors organization, a nonprofit that trains, certifies, and places Veterans and Wounded Warriors in advanced manufacturing careers. The organization has maintained a 100% placement and retention rate since 2011 and has been recognized as a model for training veterans by the U.S. President.
New Children’s Museum
A general operations grant to support the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego. The Museum hosts more than 800,000 visitors per year providing critical thinking activities, hands on art making, and workshops.
A grant to the Conservation Fund will support an assessment of vacant and underutilized land in San Diego County for possible use by the International Rescue Committee and families looking for additional farming opportunities.
San Diego Opera
A grant will provide transportation for San Diego public school students and teachers to attend San Diego Opera dress rehearsal performances during the year.