From food security to financial support, the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has granted millions of dollars to local nonprofits on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. Our community need throughout San Diego County remains urgent and vast, especially in the area of Education. This fall, relief and recovery grants will focus on bridging the digital divide with computers and internet access, closing the gap on learning loss for Hispanic, Black and low-income students, and providing access to quality, affordable early childhood and developmental care, as well as other emergent needs. Donor-advised fundholders at The San Diego Foundation are some of the most engaged, informed and impactful philanthropists responding to the pandemic in our region.

Childcare
Workforce

Childcare

Boys & Girls Club of North County – $10,000 to provide scholarships for care of children from essential worker families


Child Development Associates, Inc.$16,500,000 to support at-risk populations and essential workers with childcare vouchers and services. To assist childcare providers with staffing, supplies, mortage and rental assistance, business resilience and capital improvements for outdoor areas


Lawrence Family Jewish Community Centers of San Diego County – $25,000 to support COVID-19 compliance of childcare center serving first responders and medical personnel


Logan Heights Community Development Corporation – $27,000 to support for preschool operation and expansion


YMCA of San Diego County – $17,500,000 to support at-risk populations and essential workers with childcare vouchers and services. To assist childcare providers with staffing, supplies, mortage and rental assistance, business resilience and capital improvements for outdoor areas. To provide summer camps for youth from low-income families and camp scholarships

Digital Divide

Barrio Logan College Institute – $24,000 to provide computers and internet access to students & staff to continue classwork


Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos – $25,000 for technology, virtual programming and meal service


Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Inc. – $10,000 for development of virtual training and mentoring services to support at-risk, fatherless and disconnected boys age 12-17


Classroom of the Future$550,000 for high school district distance learning in South, North and East Counties


Computers 2 Kids, San Diego – $175,000 for laptops, tablets and other technology for students


Elementary Institute of Science – $50,000 to provide education interventions for children in the Lincoln cluster


Girls Inc. of San Diego County – $10,000 to provide online access and support for general, STEM and wellness programs


Groundwork San Diego – $40,000 for online supplemental STEM curriculum to overcome learning loss and increase resiliency of middle school students in Encanto


Kumeyaay Community College – $50,000 for technology, online cultural education and assistance with college readiness


National University – $25,000 to provide online learning programs for high school and college students


Parent Institute for Quality Education – $100,000 to provide multi-lingual, digital educational resources for children and families


Reality Changers$75,000 for to provide funding for virtual college readiness curriculum and tutoring


San Diego Community College District – $70,000 to provide computers to District 4 students


San Diego County Community College District Consortium (via San Diego Community College District) – $500,000 for laptops and tablets for use by economically disadvantaged students


San Diego Futures Foundation – $50,000 to supply computers to low-income students


San Diego Oasis – $120,000 for flexible resources to increase online connectivity and wellness activities for isolated seniors


San Diego Public Library Foundation – $20,000 for online programming, resources and e‐books for children and teens


San Diego Unified School District – $700,000 to provide hotspots and internet connectivity for 3,000+ low-income students and their families


Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association – $100,000 to provide hardware and internet for schoolwork, healthcare and employment

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Financial Assistance

Access Youth Academy – $25,000 to provide flexible resources for low-income students and their families


The Alabaster Jar Project – $5,000 to support services for survivors of human trafficking


Alliance for African Assistance – $20,000 for consultation, support and/or assistance with utility bills


Alliance San Diego – $50,000 for flexible resources for immigrants ineligible for government relief programs


Alpha Project for the Homeless$100,000 for emergency assistance with rapid rehousing and supportive housing


American Red Cross – $60,000 for disaster relief and blood supply assistance for local hospitals


Amigas Punto Com – $5,000 to support Hispanic women, youth and families overcoming domestic violence


Asian Business Association of San Diego$25,000 for flexible resources to provide assistance to small businesses


Big Sister League of San Diego – $15,000 to provide flexible resources for safety, food, and trauma-informed care for women in residential facilities


Big Table – $250,000 for food security and financial assistance to laid-off hospitality employees


Casa de Amparo – $60,000 to provide flexible resources for current and former foster youth


Casa Familiar$20,000 for bilingual assistance with unemployment applications, referrals and long-term case management


Center for Community Solutions  – $100,000 for flexible resources for shelter and other essential needs of survivors of relationship and sexual violence


Center on Policy Initiatives – $100,000 to provide flexible resources to serve senior, disabled, indigenous, immunocompromised and undocumented populations in Southeast San Diego and South Bay


Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce – $125,000 to provide flexible resources and assistance to small businesses


Cesar Chavez Service Clubs  – $50,000 for 1:1 match for emergency relief, including financial and food assistance


Chicano Federation – $50,000 to provide services to residents in Chicano Federation-owned facilities


City Heights Community Development Corporation – $100,000 for homelessness prevention


College Futures Foundation – $200,000 to provide emergency assistance for undocumented students and former foster youth


Community HousingWorks  – $100,000 to provide flexible resources for residents of affordable housing


Community Resource Center – $100,000 to provide housing, social services and domestic violence programs for San Diegans experiencing homelessness


Crisis House – $35,000 for homelessness prevention and family stabilization


Emilio Nares Foundation – $25,000 to provide COVID-19 compliant transportation to healthcare for immune-compromised children


Family Health Centers of San Diego – $100,000 for flexible resources for healthcare workers experiencing financial hardship


Father Joe’s Villages – $60,000 for supporting the needs of San Diegans experiencing homelessness


Foundation for Women Warriors – $25,000 for stable housing and childcare for women veterans and their children


Free to Thrive – $100,000 for legal and financial assistance for survivors of human trafficking


GenerateHope – $10,000 for flexible resources for food, hygiene and safety for female survivors of sex trafficking


Habitat for Humanity – $100,000 to provide flexible resources and housing stability for San Diegans experiencing job/income loss


Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy – $7,500 to provide music and dance traning to District 4 youth


Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce$25,000 for flexible resources to provide assistance to small businesses


Home Start – $100,000 for food, healthcare and financial assistance for its county-wide client base


Interfaith Community Services – $100,000 for individualized support, including emergency food packages, shelter, medical services and other critical assistance


Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego – $50,000 to provide flexible resources for housing and safe environments


Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation – $50,000 to provide flexible resources to tribal low-wage individuals, families and communities in financial distress, and to provide students with computers and software


Jewish Family Services – $100,000 for flexible resources to aid immigrants and refugees through the Rapid Response Network


Just in Time for Foster Youth – $50,000 to provide flexible resources for transition age foster youth


Karen Organization – $25,000 to provide flexible resources to aid immigrants and refugees


Labor’s Training & Community Development Alliance (via Employee Rights Center) – $75,000 to provide flexible resources for basic needs and financial assistance for low-income families and immigrants


Labor’s Training & Community Development Alliance (via United Taxi Works of San Diego) – $25,000 for multi-lingual access to emergency relief for African immigrants


License to Freedom – $50,000 for homelessness prevention


MANA de San Diego – $100,000 for flexible resources to assist high school students and families with basic needs and schoolwork


Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee (MAAC) – $100,000 to provide low-income families, seniors and immigrants with food assistance, essential living expenses and support for other emergent needs


Mid-City CAN (via Mission Edge) – $75,000 for flexible resource and community outreach to protect the health and safety of transportaton workers and riders


Monarch School  – $100,000 to provide flexible resources for homeless students


No Silence No Violence – $20,000 to provide flexible resources for women living under the threat of domestic violence


North County LGBTQ Resource Center$75,000 to provide flexible resources for low-income, LGBTQ youth and adults


North County Lifeline – $100,000 for increasing capacity for tele-health support for families and individuals in need and for providing rental and living expenses for vulnerable San Diegans receiving assistance from North County Lifeline


Operation Homefront – $25,000 to provide flexible resources for veteran and military families facing financial hardship


Partnership for Advancement of New Americans – $400,000 for flexible resources to aid refugee families


PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) – $50,000 to provide food assistance for people with chronic medical conditions living in interim housing


Paving Great Futures – $5,000 for operational support


Pillars of the Community – $35,000 to provide flexible resources and referrals for formerly incarcerated San Diegans


Promises 2 Kids – $150,000 to provide flexible resources for current and former foster youth


The Salvation Army – $100,000 for rent, utility and transportation assistance for economically vulnerable San Diegans in North County


San Diego Arts + Culture Challenge Initiative (via Mission Edge San Diego) – $225,000 for flexible resources for individual artists/creative workers in financial distress, including historically marginalized Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists and creatives


San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – $25,000 to provide flexible resources and assistance to small businesses


San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation – $100,000 to support the Right Recovery: Business Assistance/Anchor Institution Collaborative, assisting small businesses and creating long-term resiliency by building sustainable connections to customers and markets


San Diego Rescue Mission – $60,000 to provide shelter, nutrition and wraparound services to hundreds of students and children who are experiencing homelessness


SAY San Diego – $50,000 to provide food security and housing  stability for low‐income families


Second Chance – $100,000 for flexible resources for formerly incarcerated and justice system-involved youth


Solutions For Change – $100,000 for flexible resources to low-wage families for essential needs, safety and counseling


Somali Family Service – $50,000 for flexible resources and referrals for refugees & immigrants from East Africa and the Middle East


South Bay Community Services – $100,000 for computers for San Diego students and support for homebound children living in shelters, transitional housing, and hotels or motels while awaiting permanent placement


Southwestern College Foundation  – $60,000 for flexible resources to meet essential needs of students living in South Bay


STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) – $25,000 for flexible resources and emergency assistance for the San Diego enlisted community


UNITE HERE! Local 30 – $250,000 for food security and financial assistance to laid-off hospitality employees


United Way of San Diego County – $650,000 for safety net funding for low-wage individuals and families impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours through the Worker Assistance Initiative


Urban League San Diego – $50,000 to provide services to 100 re-entry clients from Los Colinas County and Donavan State Prison, including housing assistance, employment training and food assistance


Vista Community Clinic – $50,000 to provide flexible resources for basic needs and emergency assistance due to loss of income


Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation – $50,000 to provide services to 750 low-income, affordable housing residents throughout San Diego County


Walden Family Services – $50,000 for flexible resources to assist vulnerable youth and families


We All We Got San Diego (via Center for Policy Initiatives) – $24,000 to support non-English speaking families and communities underserved by health and social service systems


Wesley House Student Residence Inc. – $20,000 to assist vulnerable college students with technology access, housing security, food and basic needs


Western Service Workers Association via Partnership for Advancement of New Americans – $15,000 to provide weekly food distribution, utility payment advocacy, and medical service referrals to low-income service workers and families


Worker Relief Initiative (via Mission Edge San Diego) – $689,600 for financial assistance to employees affected by layoffs and reduced working hours


YWCA of San Diego County – $150,000 for flexible resources to address basic needs for young mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence


Zero8hundred – $50,000 to support active military members transitioning out of service and veterans with health, wellness, education, employment and basic needs

Food Security

Armed Services YMCA – $50,000 to provide food assistance and safe, social support for junior enlisted military members and families


Bonita Family Resource Center – $20,000 to provide enrollment assistance for Cal Fresh benefits applicants


Borrego Springs Youth & Seniors Center – $14,000 to provide meal delivery for isolated seniors in remote areas of San Diego County


Casa de Amistad – $50,000 for food security, financial and medical assistance, and internet access


Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego – $100,000 for food assistance for low-income families and homebound individuals


Center for Employment Opportunities – $25,000 to provide food assistance and gift cards to formerly incarcerated San Diegans


Dreams for Change – $20,000 to provide food and hygiene assistance for San Diegans living in their vehicles


ElderHelp of San Diego – $100,000 for seniors in need, especially those who are isolated or home bound with limited access to food, medical services and family support


Episcopal Community Services – $135,000 to provide meals for Head Start and Early Head Start families in southern San Diego


Feeding San Diego – $100,000 for hunger relief for seniors, children and low-income families


Feeding San Diego – East County – $ 100,000 to support the mobile pantry program delivering food to rural neighborhoods with high proverty and food deserts, including Alpine, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Campo, Descanso, Fallbrook, Guatay, Jacumba, Julian, Oceanside, Pauma, Potrero, San Marcos, Shelter Valley & Vista


Feeding the Soul Foundation (via O’side Kitchen Collaborative) – $100,000 to assist with meal production for underserved populations and continued employment for out-of-work restaurant workers


Fourth District Seniors Resource Center – $6,000 for food assistance and safe social interaction for seniors


Heaven’s Windows$10,000 for food assistance in lieu of school meals in East County


I Am My Brother’s Keeper – $50,000 to provide food and PPE distribution to low-to-moderate income families


Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation – $47,167 to provide food assistance for farmworkers and other community members in need


Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank – $500,000 for food assistance


Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank – $200,000 for food security for San Diego Unified School District students, AFL-CIO food distribution efforts and the Imperial Valley Food Bank distributions


Jewish Family Service of San Diego – $120,000 for food and employment assistance, including childcare and hygiene, and to provide meal delivery to seniors unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19 related health concerns


Kitchens for Good – $75,000 to increase meal production for food bank and grab & go distribution


Los Angelitos de Encinitas, Inc. – $25,000 for food assistance


Mama’s Kitchen – $75,000 to provide food security for critically ill San Diegans and their children


Meals on Wheels – $150,000 for supporting increased demand for assistance to quarantined seniors


Neighborhood House Association – $125,000 for food security for seniors and Head Start children served at Neighborhood House Association’s designated locations in underserved communities


Ocean Discovery Institute – $100,000 to provide hot meal service, student mentorship and weekly science activities


Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center/International Community Foundation – $30,000 to provide weekly healthy food packages for National City families


Partnership for a Better San Diego – AFL-CIO – $60,000 to purchase storage, refrigeration and other equipment, and transportation to assist with food security


San Diego Fisherman’s Working Group – $55,000 for a pilot program to link sources of fresh seafood and prepared meals to nonprofits and food banks


San Diego Hunger Coalition – $525,000 to support the Hunger Free Kids COVID Response Initiative and increase the capacity and resources available for San Diego County school districts to provide safe, curbside meal assistance to students who, prior to COVID-19, relied on school meal programs for daily meals. To increase the reach and capacity of food distribution systems in SD County


Serving Seniors – $50,000 for expansion of number of meals that are provided to food insecure and quarantined seniors


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – $25,000 for food assistance for Sudanese and Congolese families; and financial and employment assistance


St. Paul’s PACE – $10,000 to provide meal services and all-inclusive healthcare for low-income seniors suffering from chronic medical conditions


Union of Pan Asian Communities – $20,000 for food for families and children in Southeast San Diego and City Heights


United Services Organizations, Inc. – USO San Diego – $150,000 to provide essential food and product support to active duty military family members across San Diego County, including new drive-thru distribution sites


Urban Youth Collaborative – $10,000 to inform and aid students and families with food security


Via International – $29,000 to support food distribution in the District 4 Promise Zone


Vista Community Clinic – $10,000 to provide food and hygiene items for residents of Oceanside and Vista


Voices of Our City$30,000 for food assistance, case management and emergency financial support


Women’s Resource Center – $50,000 to provide food and financial assistance for San Diegans experiencing assault and violence

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Medical Support

Alliance for HOPE International – $17,000 to provide trauma-informed telehealth services for children with high Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores and their caregivers through Camp HOPE program


Camp Laurel – $10,000 to provide online mental health support for children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender-diverse youth


Crossroads Foundation – $50,000 for rapid response capability and safety equipment to protect women suffering from addiction


Elizabeth Hospice – $176,515 for COVID-compliant critical care and grief counseling services including pediatric patients


Foundation for Senior Wellbeing – $8,000 for virtual counseling, wellness checks, and assistance with resources and referrals


Gary & Mary West Senior Dental Center – $46,000 to provide seniors with affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, and clinical and wellness services


Hannah’s House – $50,000 for relationship support and abuse prevention for children involved in Family Court


Indian Health Council – $30,000 to provide safety equipment, PPE and hygiene supplies for tribal members in rural San Diego County


International Community Foundation – $25,000 to support bi-national collaboarative efforts to address COVID-19 risks linked to cross-border medical treatment


La Maestra Family Clinic – $150,000 for COVID‐19 testing, case management and food


Mental Health America of San Diego County – $50,000 to provide mental health services for ethnically diverse, underserved communities with a focus on African Americans


North County Health Project Inc. – $100,000 for COVID-19 testing and health screening, especially for the uninsured


San Diego American Indian Health Center – $75,000 for telehealth services and critical supplies


San Diego Center for Children – $100,000 to provide telehealth therapeutic interventions for youth; and support for students and families


San Diego Regional Fire Foundation – $225,000 to provide PPE and safety equipment for fire personnel serving rural, low-income and underserved communities


San Ysidro Health Center – $100,000 for bilingual telemedicine services, COVID-19 testing and referrals, PPE, and food for children and seniors


Tri-City Hospital Foundation – $100,000 for assistance and emergency supplies

Partner Support

2-1-1 San Diego – $50,000 for resources to the organization and its call center


Center on Policy Initiatives – $20,000 for rapid response technical support for partner organizations to meet emergency needs


International Rescue Committee – $50,000 for referrals for refugees and asylum seekers, and assistance with translation, transportation and schoolwork


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation – $175,000 to provide working capital, resilience training and support for nonprofits in Southeast San Diego


People’s Legal Services – $25,000 to respond to the increased need for low-cost legal services in the areas of landlord tenant, family law, immigration and small claims


San Diego Grantmakers – $15,000 to support management of City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund loan program for small businesses


San Diego Hunger Coalition – $30,000 to support the Hunger Free Kids COVID Response Initiative and increase the capacity and resources available for San Diego County school districts to provide safe, curbside meal assistance to students who, prior to COVID-19, relied on school meal programs for daily meals. To help design, deliver and extend food access and distribution to underserved areas of San Diego


San Diego LGBT Community Center – $200,000 to convert crisis response & counseling to online platform; for ongoing assistance with food, housing and healthcare; for outreach to non-English speaking families and communities who are underserved by health and social services systems


San Diego Organizing Project$50,000 to mobilize 30+ congregations for emergency response, dissemination of information and referrals for members


Voices for Children – $100,000 to provide virtual recruitment and training for new CASA volunteers, and continued service to children and caregivers sheltering in place

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Workforce

Building Skills Partnership – $25,000 to provide financial, employment and training assistance for night-shift janitors and property service workers


National City Chamber Foundation – $100,000 for job creation program and promotion of local employment opportunities and career training for unemployed and underemployed residents in South Bay


Nile Sisters Development Initiative – $120,000 to accelerate healthcare training for state-approved Certified Nursing Assistant training program


Rider Safety Visibility – $200,000 to provide training for opportunity youth to generate and study participation in Pedal Ahead, an e-bike community incubator program for District 4 residents


Rise Up Industries – $50,000 to support re-entry program for formerly gang-involved, formerly incarcerated adults to gain employment at local manufacturing companies


San Diego Workforce Partnership (High Road Kitchens) – $110,000 to increase income for laid off restaurant workers as well as free meals for the public


Urban Corps – $150,000 to provide training for high school students in brush management and defensible space and support to low-income households

*As of August 25, 2020