November 2015 Grants

AjA Project’s Photo City
A grant was awarded to support the AjA Project’s PhotoCity after school program at Hoover High School. PhotoCity uses photography to teach youth to turn the lens outward to examine community issues such as safety and violence. The project also serves as a platform for cooperative solutions between youth, school administrators, community organizations and policy makers.

California Food Policy Advocates
A grant will fund a pilot project in City Heights to test a science-based nutrition standards policy for food served in family child care home settings. The long term vision is for a state-wide implemented food policy in child care to improve the children’s lives and elevate the quality of care, without negatively impacting the viability of the family child care home workforce. This change in legislation would positively impact over 335,000 children.

California State University, San Marcos
A grant was awarded to support CSU San Marcos’ Alliance for Excellence in Education. The Alliance guarantees admission to CSU San Marcos to students in partnering school districts who meet specific admissions criteria.

Campanile Foundation
A grant was awarded to support a new cohort of Price Community Scholars in 2016. Price Community Scholars is a four year program that matches high-achieving incoming freshmen at SDSU with 7th grade mentees from Wilson and Clark middle schools. Mentors and mentees meet regularly for tutoring, community service and other activities designed to build a sense of community and a college-going culture among the mentees. All of the mentors are residents of City Heights. Mentors receive scholarships for their participation.

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs
A general operating grant was awarded to support the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs, an afterschool program teaching youth self-reliance, leadership skills, collaboration, and community involvement by studying Cesar Chavez’s Ten Core Values. The program serves more than 1,600 youth at 20 schools.

Cincinnati Music Foundation, Inc.
A grant was awarded to support the purchase of a sound system and music stands.

La Jolla Playhouse
A grant was awarded to the La Jolla Playhouse in support of education and outreach programs.

La Jolla Symphony
A grant was awarded to support the City Heights Music School Program.

Rady Children’s Hospital
A general operating grant was awarded to support Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Reading Legacies
A grant was awarded to support the Family Connections Program, which serves children who have incarcerated family members. This program provides an opportunity for incarcerated parents to re-focus on family and continue a parenting process with their children at home through reading.

San Diego Symphony
A general operating grant was awarded to support the San Diego Symphony.

San Diego Youth Symphony
A general operating grant was awarded to support the San Diego Youth Symphony.

Scripps Health Foundation
A general operating grant was awarded to support Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

Support the Enlisted Project, Inc.
A grant was awarded to support the Emergency Financial Assistance program, which helps military families and transitioning veterans during times of financial crisis.

Volunteers in Probation
A general operating grant was awarded to support Volunteers in Probation. This organization assists low income probationers to become law abiding citizens. Assistance may include bus passes to go to school and/or work, clothes for job interviews, glasses, educational scholarships, and other temporary assistance.