October 11, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Chula Vista Community Foundation (CVCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, announces the availability of grant funding to programs that address the needs of children and families.

In the 2023 cycle, CVCF invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for Chula Vista with special consideration given to proposals that address mental health and wellness, and physical well-being. Proposals must be submitted online by no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Grant guidelines including directions on how to register and apply can be accessed on the CVCF website.

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 up to $50,000 to programs that support the needs of children and families. Programs can include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Health and well-being
  • Childcare/after school care
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Food insecurity
  • Housing insecurity
  • Domestic violence

CVCF is interested in how these projects and programs benefit Chula Vista, if they are new or innovative or expansive in some way, and have a positive effect to improve the lives of children and families in Chula Vista.

These projects should be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for long-term sustainability.

“Through our current grant cycle, we want to work with local organizations closest to our youth and families to ensure that, as a community, we’re uplifting the mental health and physical well-being of our families and children.” said Lisa Johnson, CVCF board chair.

Since 2011, CVCF has granted more than $600,000 to almost 40 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Chula Vista.

For more information about the 2023 CVCF grant cycle, organizations are invited to attend the CVCF Grant Seekers Forum at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 26, via Zoom. To RSVP, please contact Lesley Hughes at lhughes@sdfoundation.org by Tuesday, Oct. 25, to receive the Zoom credentials.

To become an CVCF member, visit the website or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

About the 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 $6 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 47 years, SDF and its donors have granted more than $1.45 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