September 20, 2013- Chula Vista, CA –The Foundation will accept Health and Human Service proposals related to Building Community Leadership.

Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has released its 2014 Letter of Intent guidelines. The foundation is in its fourth grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Chula Vista to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for 2014-2015 grants. The foundation will be accepting LOI’s for projects that build community leadership and involvement, while meeting a timely Health and Human Service need.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process which will facilitate the allocation of up to $35,000 in funding for Chula Vista-centered projects. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. Organizations that are short-listed through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for submitting the LOI is Monday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m.

WHAT: 2014 Letter of Intent Guidelines and Grant Seekers Forum

WHO: Nonprofit organizations serving Chula Vista

WHEN: Grant Seekers Forum
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 and Monday, October 14, 2013
2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m

Application Deadlines
The deadline for submitting the LOI is Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Requests for MyCommunity accounts must be received by Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Chula Vista office of The San Diego Foundation
1555 State St., Chula Vista, CA 91914

HOW: To RSVP, contact Zaneta Salde Encarnacion at or (619) 814-1328 before end-of-day, Monday, October 7, 2013.

Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found at

About the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, is to improve the quality of life within Chula Vista by promoting and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy. The CVCF seeks to increase charitable giving by and for the benefit of all who live and work in Chula Vista, build a Chula Vista endowment to provide for the community in perpetuity and give Chula Vista community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts to benefit Chula Vista now and forever. CVCF members are active participants in deciding how and where to make an impact in their community. Half of all CVCF membership dues go immediately into grantmaking efforts, while the other half goes into a permanent endowment to sustain future efforts for the good of the Chula Vista community. For information on becoming a member, visit or contact Zaneta Salde Encarnacion, through email at or by phone, (619) 814-1328.

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $622 million in assets, almost half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $829 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

Zaneta Salde Encarnacion, (619) 814-1328