Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Announces Grants Available to Address COVID-19 Recovery and Relief

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced a call for grant applications from nonprofit organizations. In its 11th grant cycle, CVCF invites organizations and agencies to submit proposals for programs which support COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Chula Vista may submit proposals for programs up to $60,000. Programs should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame. Grant guidelines are available here.

Chula Vista has been one of the hardest hit regions of the pandemic. According to San Diego County data, Chula Vista has experienced some of the highest rates of infection in the region since March and families continue to face challenges stemming from the crisis. The CVCF grants will play a critical role in addressing the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.

Organizations can access the grant application here. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 2 at 5:00pm. For more information about the Chula Vista online application, visit or contact Estela Mitrani at

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, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $5 million overall, and granted more than $6 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve quality of life in our region. For more than 45 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations and strengthen our San Diego community. Learn more at and consider a donation to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, helping nonprofits and San Diegans affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Foundation also provides helpful COVID-19 resources to support nonprofit organizations through this public health and economic crisis.


Theresa Nakata, The San Diego Foundation,