Chula Vista Community Foundation Awards $60,000 in Grants to Benefit Youth

Students helped by the Barrio Logan College Institute
Students who were part of the Barrio Logan College Institute. Photo credit: Courtesy of BLCI

The Chula Vista Community Foundation Thursday granted $60,000 to three local nonprofits that promote the health and well-being of youth.

“We want to work with local organizations closest to our youth to ensure that as a community we’re uplifting our young people academically, socially and emotionally,” said Carmen Richardson, the foundation board’s chair, who also noted the group’s eagerness to see ” our youth overcome some of the challenges (of) the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The South Bay foundation, a regional affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, has granted more than $600,000 since 2011 to nearly 40 nonprofit programs in Chula Vista.

The new grant recipients are:

The San Diego Foundation’s Regional Affiliate program was established to create an area-wide network.

In addition to Chula Vista, affiliates are located in Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The network has established endowments of more than $5 million overall and has granted more than $6 million in total to organizations throughout the region.

– City News Service

Tagged: Barrio Logan College Institute, Chula Vista Community Foundation, San Diego Foundation, San Diego Hunger Coalition, Southwestern College

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