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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Board of Directors

Debbie Discar-Espe*, Chair
Lisa Moctezuma*, Grants Chair
Michael Meacham*, Legacy Chair
Rick Richardson*, Finance Committee Chair
Michael De La Rosa*, Community Relations Chair
Mora Keller de Murguia*, Membership Chair
Zaneta Encarnacion
Glen Googins*
Doug Kerner*
Nancy Kerwin*
Susy Villegas*


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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

Chula Vista Charitable Foundation announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 7th grant cycle, CVCF invites nonp...

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The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation announced its 6th Annual Grant Awards on Thursday, June 23 providing three nonprofit organizations with a total of $44,945 in funding

Letter from CVCF Board Chair Debbie Discar-Espe

Get updates from Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Chair Debbie Discar-Espe, and learn more about CVCF members and membership...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation


The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced its 6th Annual Grant Awards...

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Become a Member

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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Grants Awarded

2016 – 2017

The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation awarded a total of $44,945 to three nonprofits at its 6th Annual Grants Awards. The 2016 grants focused on programs that address the well-being of individuals, families and at-risk populations within Chula Vista and meet a timely human service need.

Voices for Children

Brighter Futures for Foster Children – Court Appointed Special Advocates
Voices for Children
$25,000 Grant

Amigas Punto Com

Domestic Violence Prevention Workshops
Amigas Punto Com
$15,000 Grant

Feeding America San Diego

Feeding Kids Initiative – Regional School Break program
Feeding America San Diego
$4,945 Grant

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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

Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact An Lu at an@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1383. 4SRanch~Del Sur Affiliate Manager Estela Mitrani (currently on leave) can be reached at estelam@sdfoundation.org or (619) 847-7100.

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