Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

November 15, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 7th grant cycle, CVCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit project proposals that support the physical or mental well-being and educational development of children and youth within Chula Vista.

Proposals can focus on a broad range of programs which meet a timely youth development need for infants to those 20 years of age. Examples of program areas include but are not limited to arts, hunger, early education, healthcare and recreation.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Chula Vista may submit proposals of $5,000 to $50,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines are available here.

The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org.

About the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to create a regional network of affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership, building endowments, increasing impactful philanthropy, and promoting civic engagement. Affiliates reside in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 700 members, established endowments of more than $4 million overall, and granted more than $4.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of charitable giving to enact positive social change in our region. We mobilize resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement though effective, responsible and innovative philanthropy. We are your community foundation committed to arts & culture, civil society, education, environment, health and human services, and youth development to build equity and opportunity for all San Diegans. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. For more information, visit our website and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.

Contacts

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org