May 18, 2023 – San Diego, CA – On Thursday, May 18, Chula Vista Community Foundation (CVCF), an affiliate of San Diego Foundation, held its Annual Grant Awards Celebration and awarded $62,966 to three local nonprofits that provide programs that address the needs of children and families.

“Through this funding, we are able 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 $680,000 to over 40 nonprofit programs that strengthen the quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Chula Vista.

The list of 2023-2024 grantees includes:

  • $22,966 to SDSU Research Foundation for its Conmigo: Better Health Together program with a curriculum that builds connections among families and empowers communities to access community resources.
  • $20,000 to Boys to Men Mentoring Network for its BTM Group Mentoring Program that addresses male teens’ mental health, wellness and physical well-being needs.
  • $20,000 to Tariq Khamisa Foundation for its Restorative Workshop Curriculum, a social-emotional series delivered in grades 6 – 9 that improves outcomes for vulnerable youth by diverting them toward positive pro-social activities and associations.

To become an CVCF member, visit the website or contact Michael Oliveri at

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

Contact: Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation,, 619-814-1365

Event photos can be accessed online.