September 2014 Grants

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County
A grant to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County.

Casa Cornelia Law Center
A matching grant to fund the Capacity Improvement Project. Casa Cornelia is a public interest law firm providing legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. The grant will help fund management of pro bono legal services.

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs
A general operating grant will support the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs, an afterschool program teaching youth self-reliance, leadership skills, collaboration, and community involvement by studying Cesar Chavez’s 10 core values. The program serves close to 1,000 youth from third through 12th grades. Nine of the 17 schools served are in City Heights.

Children’s Hospital Costa Rica Foundation
A grant to help fund a specialized medicine unit and a recreational therapy unit at the Children’s Hospital in Costa Rica.

Community Resource Center
A matching grant to help provide food programs for North Coastal San Diego’s low income, food insecure, individuals and families.

Foundation for the Children of the Californias
A grant to purchase equipment for ophthalmology surgeries at the “Hospital Infantil de las Californias” in Tijuana, Mexico. The children’s hospital recently added a third operating room to meet the increased demands for pediatric care. The hospital anticipates performing more than 10,000 surgeries in 2014. An estimated 60% of the hospital’s staff donate their time.

Fundación Éxito
In recognition of PriceSmart opening three new clubs in Colombian cities at the end of this year, a grant was approved to go to the Childhood Malnutrition program of Fundación Éxito, a non-profit foundation operating in Colombia. The foundation’s main focus is early childhood nutrition and health services for pregnant or nursing women.

Neighborhood House
A general operations grant to Neighborhood House for the Head Start program. Head Start provides federally funded child development programs for children ages three to five years old. Neighborhood House operates two Head Start programs in City Heights.

St. Vincent de Paul Village
A grant will support the Therapeutic Childcare program at St. Vincent de Paul in downtown San Diego. The Village provides housing and supportive services to impoverished and homeless residents. The Therapeutic Childcare program focuses on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of homeless children so they are prepared to be successful in both academics and life.

UCSD Shiley Eye Center
A matching grant will support the UCSD EyeMobile for Children. The mobile unit provides free of charge eye screenings, exams, and glasses, when necessary, to all students attending Hoover High feeder pattern elementary schools in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grades. Lack of vision care has been identified as a major obstacle to school readiness for low income children. Last year the program provided more than 2,500 screenings in City Heights and fitted 250 with glasses.