2016 Grants

The Foundation granted approximately $300,000 to a wide variety of local, regional and national organizations.  Over $71,000 in education grants were made for art, science and creative classroom projects in North County schools.  $47,000 funded arts and cultural programs in San Diego County.  Approximately $25,000 supported programs to help animals.   Donor advised funds supported nonprofits locally, regionally and nationally.  See the pdf file on the right for a complete list of grants.


Hand to Hand Fund Grants

Generate Hope       $10,000

for a residential treatment program for victims of sex trafficking

Karen Organization of San Diego $5,700

to fund women’s mentoring circles for Burmese refugees

Kitchens for Good  $10,000

for culinary job training and life skills program for women in need

New Entra Casa $6,500

to support the residential treatment program for women being released from prison

Mental Health Fund Grants

Community Resource Center Counseling services for children living in transitional housing / domestic violence shelter  



Solutions for Change


Counseling and case management for  homeless youth  



Women’s Resource Center


Counseling and activities for children living in domestic violence shelter  


Solana Beach Fund Grants

California Western Community Law Project The Community Law Project (CLP) provides legal services such as direct legal advice and legal education through bi-monthly legal clinics for low-income families in Solana Beach. $4,000
Casa de Amistad The Study Companions program provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to approximately 190 low-income K-12 students in Solana Beach. Volunteer and parent training is an important part of the program. $3,000
North Coast Repertory Theater Theatre School at NCR will stage a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in La Colonia Park in summer 2016.  The event is free to public. $3,000
Reality Changers Reality Changers’ College Town program prepares low-income students for higher education through academic support, SAT prep, leadership training, etc. The grant funds the Solana Beach location. $3,000
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Citizens Restoring Coastal Habitat program engages the community in restoration of native habitats in the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. $3,850