May 2016 Grants

ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
A five-year grant will support the ACLU’s Border Litigation Project. The Border Litigation Project aims to improve the policies, practices, and precedent of border law enforcement agencies.

College Scholarships
Price Philanthropies provides two college scholarship opportunities for Hoover High graduating seniors. The Stephen Effron Scholarship Program provides scholarships for up to five years at community colleges, universities and vocational schools to any selected student with a financial need. The Jesus “Chuy” Morales Memorial Scholarship Program provides one-time scholarship disbursements to selected students attending community college or four year universities.

College Avenue Compact
College Avenue Compact is a collaboration between Price Philanthropies, San Diego State University, and San Diego Unified School District serving students attending Hoover High School, Wilson Middle School, and Monroe Clark Middle School. The goal is to provide academic interventions and supports that improve achievement and readiness for college. Through this initiative, students who attend Hoover for four years (9-12th grade) and meet specific criteria are guaranteed admission to San Diego State University upon graduation.

Foundation for the Children of the Americas – Dental Clinic at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias
The Foundation for the Children of the Californias works to raise funding and awareness to support the Hospital Infantil de las Californias in Tijuana. The hospital aims to improve the health and nutrition for the children of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico through a pediatric medical specialty and education complex. Price awarded a challenge grant to support the purchase of equipment for a new pediatric dental clinic.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The Museum of Contemporary Art received a grant to support the Extended School Partnership program. This educational program empowers teachers in grades 6-12 to use the Museum as an extension of the classroom and inspires lifelong connections between students and the arts.

Rady Children’s Hospital
Price Philanthropies is partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital to establish a new Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic in City Heights.  Scheduled to open in September 2016, the clinic will provide emergency psychiatry and psychology services for youth experiencing a mental health crisis or urgent need.  It will also connect youth and their families to existing behavioral health providers for ongoing care.  Walk in services will be available Monday through Friday from 4-8pm, with follow-up services available during the day.  The new clinic will be located within Rady Children’s existing pediatric urgent care facility at 4305 University Avenue.

Salk Institute
Price awarded a grant to the Salk Institute to support educational programming.

San Diego Unified School District – Monroe Clark Expeditionary Learning Program
The Monroe Clark Expeditionary Learning Program is a continuation of the School in the Park experience for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Monroe Clark Middle School. The San Diego Zoo, SALK Institute, Air and Space Museum, Ocean Discovery Institute, and Birch Aquarium visit the school campus and bring their expertise into the classroom as well as an experiential outing where students travel to the respective institution for an in depth inquiry into grade level appropriate standards based content.

San Diego Unified School District – Music Programming
Price believes that music education is important to youth of all ages. In 2016-17, Price will continue to fund enhanced K-12 music programs at Rosa Parks Elementary, Monroe Clark Middle, Wilson Middle, and Hoover High Schools. A grant will employ a full time music teacher at Rosa Parks, music coaches at all four schools, and music supplies and activities.

Somali Family Service
Somali Family Service helps Somali and other African families become independent and contributing members of San Diego through its programs that promote health, educational and economic success, and leadership. Price awarded a grant that will support general operations.

School in the Park
School in the Park is an experiential learning program that shifts the classroom from City Heights to museums and the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park for students at Rosa Parks Elementary and Wilson Middle School, grades three through seven. Students spend between four and eight weeks per year learning in a stimulating environment of museum galleries and Zoo exhibits.  Museum educators work with school teachers to provide instruction by using resources from the various Balboa Park institutions.

Voices for Children
Voices for Children operates the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in San Diego. CASAs act as the eyes and ears for juvenile court judges in the home and support the best interests of the child. A grant will provide support for general operating.

Zoological Society of San Diego
A grant will support educational programming at the San Diego Zoo.