To our CVCF members and friends,

We are excited to share that our request for proposals was sent to Chula Vista nonprofits on Oct. 18. This year, Chula Vista Community Foundation is accepting proposals for education projects supporting 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, technical training, college preparedness, small business training/assistance and/or increased access and resources for those facing barriers.

If you have contacts at local nonprofits, please feel free to share the grant information as well. We thank our grants committee in advance for their thorough and equitable process.

Learn more about our grants.

We are so grateful for your continued support. As we enter the last two months of the year, our goal is to maximize CVCF’s grantmaking impact. Please make sure to renew your membership (if needed), encourage interested prospects to join, and/or invite past members to reengage on or before Dec. 31. All contributions made prior to the new year will help fund the grantees for this cycle’s education focus.

We appreciate your dedication to sustaining our impact in the community we all love and look forward to growing our impact in Chula Vista together.

With gratitude,
Lisa Johnson
CVCF Board Chair

Grantee Update

In 2022, the San Diego Hunger Coalition was granted $10,000 for Hunger Free Kids in Chula Vista to strengthen the referral pathways between food assistance organizations in the school district. This allowed children and their families gain better access to CalFresh and Pandemic EBT benefits.

San Diego Hunger Coalition

The grant from Chula Vista Community Foundation allowed San Diego Hunger Coalition to dedicate the necessary time to develop and nurture the collaboration, develop, and test materials for parents, provide case management support for any CalFresh cases that the County mishandled, and to gather data along the way and at project conclusion. The program was so successful that Sweetwater Union High School District had to bring on a second assisting organization, Chula Vista Community Collaborative, to keep up with the demand.