September 2015 Grants

The Grant Screening Committee approved general operations grants in September for the following organizations:

  • Access Youth Academy – transforms the lives of underserved youth through education and the game of squash
  • Alpha Project for the Homeless – provides the homeless with the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency
  • Angels Foster Family Network – recruits and trains exceptionally qualified foster parents to care for abused and neglected infants and toddlers
  • Anti-Defamation League Foundation – defends democratic ideals and fights for civil rights and fair treatment for all
  • Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton – enhances the lives of service members and their families though programs and services unique to military life
  • Girl Scouts of San Diego – builds girls of courage, confidence, and character
  • Horn of Africa – promotes the successful integration of the East African refugee population in San Diego
  • International Relief Teams – assists victims of disaster, poverty and neglect in the areas of medical education, surgical and clinical outreach, healthy communities, and disaster relief
  • Juma Ventures – helps break the cycle of poverty by ensuring young people complete a four-year college degree
  • Mama’s Kitchen – delivers three meals a day, seven days a week at no charge to people living with AIDS or cancer
  • Neighborhood House Association – helps underserved individuals and families through food distribution, education, healthcare, employment services, youth programs and senior services
  • Old Globe Theatre – is a Tony Award-winning regional theatre producing year-round season of 15 plays and musicals on three stages
  • Pro Kids Golf Academy – challenges underserved youth to excel through education and golf
  • Promises2kids – exists to better the lives of children who are in foster care as a result of abuse or neglect by providing tools, opportunities and guidance
  • Voice of San Diego – an online, non-profit news gathering organization

Other approved grants include:

Hoover High School
A grant to support the Pro Active Academic Student Support Consultant at Hoover High School. The consultant will help implement a comprehensive intervention plan to coordinate school services for incoming 9th graders with the goal of increasing student retention and graduation rates.

Reality Changers
Reality Changers provides underserved youth with academic support, financial assistance and leadership training to become first generation college students. The College Town program serves more than 300 youth at 80 San Diego County high schools through mentoring and tutoring. A grant will support both general operations and the College Apps Academy, specifically geared to help students apply to colleges and scholarships.

San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation
A grant will support free swim lessons at the City Heights Recreation Center Pool and scholarships to pay for City Heights youth to attend the San Diego Junior Lifeguard program. The program has operated since 1954 to teach youth, ages 9 through 17, life, leadership, and water skills.

UC San Diego Foundation
A grant will support the EyeMobile/Save Our Children’s Sight program at the Shiley Eye Center. The EyeMobile travels to schools to screen youth for eye diseases and impairments and provides free glasses to those who qualify.