Happy Summer!

As a member of Chula Vista Community Foundation (CVCF), you are impacting our community. One of the many things I find special about a community foundation is the flexibility to be as active as your time permits and make an impact regardless. When my children were small and I was a busy young professional, I had little time to volunteer, other than maybe a parent group at the elementary school. There was not an option to donate to CVCF then, so I donated to other places to feel, even though my time was limited, my small treasure, or donation, was doing some good for others. With children grown and a little more disposable income to share, I love that we have CVCF to give to, so I know our community needs are supported. You make an impact simply by sharing your financial gift.

In philanthropy, one will often hear the phrase, “time, treasure, and talent,” in relation to volunteers. As a member of CVCF, you are sharing your treasure. If you find you also have time to share, I welcome you to become involved in any of our wonderful committees – Membership, Finance, Social Media, Legacy, or Grants. If you enjoy committee work and have a talent for leadership, you may want to join the board. Whatever commitment you choose, our community foundation offers involvement options for all. For more information, please contact our Regional Affiliates Manager Michael Oliveri at moliveri@sdfoundation.org.

With gratitude,
Lisa Johnson
CVCF Board Chair

CVCF 2023-2024 Grantees

CVCF 2023 Grants Celebration

At this year’s Annual Grant Awards Celebration, CVCF awarded $62,966 to three local nonprofits that provide programs that address the needs of children and families. Thank you to our wonderful host and corporate member Seven Mile Casino, and congratulations to our grantees!

$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.