Encinitas Fund Awards 2020 Grants
Alzheimer’s San Diego offers a dementia support program to local families whose loved ones have dementia. Through personalized counsel, local families will receive free expert dementia care, support and assistance. Alzheimer’s San Diego dementia experts are skilled in tailoring resources and support to the individual needs of each family. Additionally, materials are provided to families specific to their situation or stage of disease progression. One Encinitas Support and Discussion Group commented, “There is a sense of camaraderie as we laugh and cry together while we work through this difficult time of our lives”.
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides Reach Out and Read, The Program goal is to give vulnerable young children a better start to life. During regularly, scheduled well-child visits, RORSD-trained providers teach parents how to use daily reading and engagement to support their children’s continuous learning and build strong family bonds. The parent-child-book interaction promotes bonding and responsive parenting, helping to curb problem behaviors resulting from trauma and stress, which are disproportionately prevalent among families experiencing financial and emotional hardships and exacerbated by the current COVID-19 crisis.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offers financial assistance for after school programs ensures that no youth is turned away from the program. In addition, for parents who are working onsite at businesses they are providing safe spaces for children at the clubs to do distance learning, supervised by club staff. “Throughout the school year, into summer, during times of uncertainty and now with this pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has been a resource we could rely on. I know I can drop my kids off and not have to worry because I know they are not just in capable hands but with staff that sincerely care.” ~Tamara Rey, Encinitas Parent
Meals on Wheels provides meal service for seniors in the community. Due to COVID-19 there has been an increase in the need for meal delivery. “Thanks to the generosity of The Encinitas Fund, Meals on Wheels San Diego County is able to commit to serving 65 unduplicated home-bound seniors with 6,672 meals. We will also be able to serve an additional 15 unduplicated Encinitas seniors with 1.440 meals through our free COVID-19 meal program. The Encinitas Fund completely covers the food and packaging costs of 2,222 meals, making our reach more impactful in a time of greatest need. We couldn’t deliver a tasty meal and a warm smile without you. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of seniors in the community!” stated President Brent Wakefield
Funding Emergency Needs
Coastal Community Foundation is responding to the needs of North County nonprofits as a result of COVID-19. The Foundation’s Fund for Housing and Homeless Recovery granted $25,000 each to Community Resource Center, North County Lifeline and Solutions for Change. The grants are intended to help address the organization’s most pressing needs in serving their clients.
John Kelting, CCF Board President, stated that, “I am proud that our donors are able to help address our local community’s pressing needs during this health and economic crisis.” He further explained that, “Since 1987, the Foundation has been facilitating philanthropy in North San Diego County by identifying and supporting many worthwhile causes.”
CCF Collaborates with Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation to form the North County COVID-19 Response Fund.
Coastal Community Foundation is pleased so join two great foundations to address the critical needs facing North County residents during this time. The fund is acting fast to meet rapidly changing and increasing needs.