Purpose and Vision

We’re a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation committed to improving the quality of life within Chula Vista by promoting and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy.

Our purpose is to increase charitable giving by and for the benefit of all who live and work in Chula Vista; build a Chula Vista community endowment to provide funding annually to Chula Vista organizations and causes; and give Chula Vista community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Chula Vista, now and forever.

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When you become a member of the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, you begin to make a difference for the causes you care about in this special community. Half of all 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.

Other member benefits include participating in grantmaking, board and/or committee leadership, attending events, and recognition in promotional materials. All members get one vote each year for the local grant applications they deem most worthy and valuable to Chula Vista.

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I Love A Clean San Diego - CVCF grant recipient


Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Chair Michael Meacham shares recent news, thanks for committee members, a corporate philant...

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Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Grantmaking

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The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF) marked its 2015 grant cycle in conjunction with America’s favorite pastime – bas...

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CVCF Partners with San Diego Padres and AT&T to Offer Big Win to Community

The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF) has partnered with the San Diego Padres and AT&T to host the 2015 Chula Vista Co...

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Grants Awarded

2015 – 2016

In its fifth grant cycle, the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation invited organizations to submit an application for the 2015-2016 CVCF grants on the theme of environment. The CVCF is committed to providing financial support of projects and programs that make the biggest impact in the lives of people who live, work and play with the geographic boundaries of Chula Vista. For the 2015-2016 grant cycle, the CVCF granted $41,375 to organizations whose creative environmental projects promote the rich natural resources and open spaces throughout Chula Vista.

Living Coast Discovery Center

Chula Vista – The Beautiful View
Living Coast Discovery Center
$16,025 Grant

San Diego Audubon Society

San Diego Audubon Society
$5,350 Grant

Chula Vista Public Library

Parking Lot to the Parklet @ Your Library
Chula Vista Public Library
$20,000 Grant

Grants Awarded

2014 – 2015

Grants were awarded to the following organizations and programs:

St. Rose of Lima

Sister Dolores Outreach, Fresh Food to Families
St. Rose of Lima
$12,000 Grant


Time For My Health/Tiempo Por Mi Salud
$15,000 Grant

Board of Directors

Michael Meacham*, Chair
Debra Discar-Espe*, Chair-Elect & Grants Committee Chair
Christopher Redo*, Immediate Past Chair & Legacy Chair
Rick Richardson*, Finance Chair
Michael De La Rosa*, Community Relations Chair
Mora Keller de Murguia*, Membership & Marketing Chair
Mario Fragomeno*
Lisa Johnson*
Douglas Kerner*
Nancy Kerwin*
Lisa Moctezuma*
Susana Villegas*


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Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Estela Mitrani, Chula Vista Affiliate Manager, at estelam@sdfoundation.org or 619-847-7100.

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