June 2012 Grants

The Price Family Fund Board of Directors Screening Committee approved grants for the following non-profit organizations and activities:

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) is a San Diego based non-profit working to connect families, schools and community as partners to advance the education of every child through parent engagement. The grant will be used for general operating expenses  to help sustain PIQE’s work in City Heights.

Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Committee on Conscience is a standing committee of the Museum’s Council. The committee’s mandate is to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or relates crimes against humanity. The grant will be used for general operating support.

Azalea Park and Recreation Center
Grant will help support community events at the Azalea Park and Recreation Center and a new club to promote youth involvement in stewardship of their new water conservation garden.

Counseling Services at Adams, Franklin, and Central Elementary Schools
The grant provides funding for Marriage and Family Counselors (MFT) at Adams, Franklin, and Central Elementary Schools in City Heights. The counselors collaborate with parents and teachers to address emotional and social concerns that get in the way of a child’s ability to learn. The goals are to improve student attendance, behavior, and achievement. The counselors are supervised by the MFT Department at San Diego State University.

Rainforest Art Project
A grant will help Euclid Elementary in City Heights continue The Rainforest Art Project. Euclid has a focus to increase student exposure to art as a way to transform the spirit. The project involves all 5th grade students, with help from parents and community members to create a mural at the entrance of the school.

Engineers for a Sustainable World
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a student organization at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The student engineers are working to bring communities together to develop, implement, and share sustainable technologies and practices worldwide. The Price Family Charitable Fund grant will help ESW begin a Tool Library which will be used by project members to construct and complete current and future projects.

Urban Corps of San Diego
A grant will provide funding for a front desk manager position at the Urban Corps of San Diego. Urban Corps provides a high school education and green job training to youth 18-25 who did not succeed in a traditional high school setting.