Take a stroll around the Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods in San Diego, and you’ll quickly pick up on the vibrant culture the area has to offer. A diverse community of predominantly Latino and Black populations – it’s an area locals love to see grow, but often lacks the resources to make it happen.
Among the blocks of colorful street art and storefronts, you’ll find Logan Heights Community Development Corporation (CDC). The nonprofit organization serves a critical role in the community by filling the gaps of those various needs for growth – from the Future Achievers Preschool to monthly food distribution to small business support.
Vision to Reverse Inequities
As part of San Diego Foundation’s (SDF) 2022 Annual Report to Community virtual event, Logan Heights CDC was recognized for the SDF Strategic Plan pillar of advancing racial and social justice. The local nonprofit is incredibly passionate about providing sustainable solutions and services in high demand by the people who call the neighborhood home.
“The vision of Logan Heights CDC is to reverse some of those inequities that has happened for decades,” said Monte Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Logan Heights CDC. “We do that by making our community and the people that live in it more resilient.”
San Diego Foundation has provided Logan Heights CDC with several grants in recent years, varying from the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to mental and behavioral counseling for children and their families, and for a Level Up SD summer camp, the expanded learning partnership between SDF and San Diego Unified School District.
Logan Heights CDC hopes to continue being a champion for its community.
“Our whole purpose is to look along our streets in Logan Heights and see clean streets, affordable housing, (and) thriving businesses,” Jones said. “That’s what makes a community continue to reverse some of those inequities and gives the folks here an opportunity to live, work and play in their community.”
To learn more about San Diego Foundation’s $150.8 million impact last year, read our 2022 Annual Report.