March 2013 Grants

Grants to the following organizations, to be matched by CRI (a San Diego non-profit), were approved by the Price Family Charitable Fund at its March meeting: Alpha Project San Diego, Community Resource Center, Info Line of San Diego County, International Relief Teams, San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Humane Society, SAY San Diego, Special Delivery San Diego, and Voices for Children.

Family Reunification Services
The Vista Hill Incredible Families program serves foster children in the process of reuniting with their families. A Price Family Charitable Fund grant will support the shared dinner program which brings together the foster child and his/her parents in a supported community setting, sharing a meal before the parents engage in counseling and parent skills training. The 15 week program serves 100 foster children in Central San Diego.

Counseling at Normal Heights Elementary
A grant doubles the number of days the school counselor is on site from two to four days per week. The counselor provides comprehensive services including individual and group guidance sessions for students, consultations with parents, facilitation of assemblies, strategies for improved student attendance and student interventions.

Therapists at Adams, Franklin, and Central Elementary Schools
The San Diego State University Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program provides therapeutic counseling support to children and their families at Adams, Franklin, and Central Elementary Schools through a Price Family Charitable Fund grant. The program is in its eleventh year and helps address emotional, social, and behavioral concerns of children to improve their academic achievement.

Voice of San Diego
A Fund grant will support a website redesign to create a platform for civic engagement. The new website will be optimized for mobile devices, search engines, and interactive tools. Voice of San Diego is a nonprofit, online, public interest news agency focusing on investigative journalism, government, education, and other civic issues.

Girl Scouts
The Girls Scouts San Diego Imperial Council’s Outreach Program was approved for a general support grant. The Outreach Program serves girls ages 5-17 from low-income families in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The program develops and promotes the strengths of the whole girl, physically and intellectually.

The Fund approved a grant to support the FACELIFT 2013 project. FACELIFT is a neighborhood improvement project that utilizes volunteers and donations to improve the landscaping and facades of neglected homes in selected City Heights neighborhoods.

Outdoor Outreach
A grant will support the purchase of a transportation van for the Outdoor Outreach program. The San Diego based nonprofit serves at risk youth by empowering them through outdoor activities such as rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding. A high percentage of the program’s participants graduate high school and attend college.

Joan Kroc Center
A general support grant was approved for the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center located in the Rolando neighborhood in east San Diego. The Center provides youth and family activities to facilitate personal development. The Center contains an aquatic center, ice arena, gymnasium, computer center, athletic field, skate park, and performing arts center.

Police Bicycles
Through a Fund grant, the San Diego Mid City Police Division will purchase four police bicycles to create a bike patrol in City Heights. The bike patrol will increase officer/resident contact in a community that has the highest population density in the county.