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Grants

We make grants primarily to San Diego non-profits, with a special focus on organizations and programs that serve the community of City Heights.

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Focus Areas

Our grantmaking includes general operating support, capital grants and strategic programs and initiatives. In addition, we support a select group of organizations that research and recommend better state and national public policies for low income families.

We rarely fund outside of San Diego County and PriceSmart communities.

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Student at Rosa Parks Elementary School

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Student at Birch Aquarium education program

Grant Requests

We ask that all applicants first submit a brief Letter of Inquiry (LOI). All LOIs will be reviewed within four months. The LOI must include the following:

  • YOUR ORGANIZATION’S BACKGROUND
  • AMOUNT REQUESTED
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC PROJECTS FOR WHICH FUNDING IS DESIRED
  • SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF HOW THIS GRANT SEEKS TO IMPROVE LIFE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES
  • ORGANIZATION ANNUAL BUDGET
  • PROGRAM OR PROJECT BUDGET
  • CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PERSON WHO SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING THIS REQUEST
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • 501(C)(3) DETERMINATION LETTER

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a comprehensive grant application. All LOIs and grant applications must be submitted through our online system. Once you have created a user account, you will be prompted for all required documents and information. You can save and return to the application as needed.


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