October 18, 2023 – San Diego, CA – Chula Vista Community Foundation (CVCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, announced the availability of grant funding for projects focused on education.

In the 2024 cycle, CVCF is committed to the financial support of projects and programs that make the biggest impact in the lives of people who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of Chula Vista. CVCF will award $10,000 to $50,000 to education projects that support the Chula Vista community. Projects can include, but are not limited to:

  • Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Literacy
  • Experiences in the arts and culture
  • Apprenticeships, internships, alternative learning or technical training
  • College preparedness
  • Small business training/assistance
  • Increased access and resources for those facing barriers

CVCF is interested in how these projects benefit Chula Vista, if they are new or innovative or expansive in some way, and if they have a positive impact on the community through education. Successful proposals will have a beneficial, positive impact in Chula Vista with ongoing verifiable, measurable and scalable outcomes; maximize the impact of the grant dollars; and/or will be new, innovative or expansive.

“Education is a difference maker,” Lisa Johnson, CVCF board chair. “We want to support projects positioned to increase opportunity, build skill sets, and/or foster creativity and innovation through education.”

For more information about the 2024 CVCF grant cycle, organizations are invited to attend the CVCF Grant Seekers Forum at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, via Zoom. To RSVP, contact Eve Childs at echilds@sdfoundation.org by Monday, Oct. 23, to receive the Zoom credentials. Grant applications for the 2024 CVCF grant cycle are due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.

To apply for a grant, visit SDFoundation.org/apply.

Since 2011, CVCF has granted more than $680,000 to almost 40 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Chula Vista.

To become a CVCF member, visit the website or contact Michael Oliveri at moliveri@sdfoundation.org.

About Chula Vista Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Chula Vista Community Foundation, was established by 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, 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 $8 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About San Diego Foundation

San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 48 years, SDF and its donors have granted $1.7 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.

Contact: Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-814-1365