The Chula Vista Community Foundation’s (CVCF) 2022-23 Grant Program to improve the quality of life in Chula Vista by meeting emerging needs through:
- Encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy,
- Building a community endowment,
- Providing funds annually to organizations and causes, and
- Giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and cash gifts that will benefit the residents of Chula Vista annually and in perpetuity.
The vision of CVCF is to inspire a culture of giving that supports, strengthens and enriches the quality of life in the Chula Vista community now and for generations to come.
- Youth can include but are not limited to the following:
- Youth transitioning from foster care
- Foster youth
- LGBTQ youth
- At-risk youth
- Economically challenged youth
- Programs can include but are not limited to the following:
- Mental health
- Healthy lifestyles
- Restorative justice
- Civic engagement
- Art programs & public art
- Outdoor activities
- Workforce training
- Food insecurity
- Education including trade school, higher education, experiences in arts, culture, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.
- The Chula Vista Community Foundation will accept requests in the range of $10,000 to $50,000.
- Grants are made for one year. This grant cycle is July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
- Grants must be administered by a 501(c)3 public charity, or an organization that is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3, a school, or other government agency. CVCF does not make grants to supporting organizations or private, non-operating foundations. If an organization is using a fiscal sponsor, a cooperative relationship between the two must be clearly demonstrated. The project must be achievable within a 12-month time frame.
- All grant recipients will be required to show acknowledgement of CVCF grant funding. Examples include a copy of a newsletter, brochure, press release, website posting and social media mentions.
- Grants will be evaluated against the following bullet points (at a minimum):
- Have an impact, offering measurable/scalable outcomes and ongoing verifiable benefit(s) to the community or the population served.
- Have verifiable, competent, experienced and credible organizational leadership
- Be culturally appropriate and sensitive
- Maximize the impact of the grant dollars.
For more information, visit https://www.sdfoundation.org/grantseekers/apply-for-assistance/#cvcf