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Last updated November 22, 2013.
- Doug Sawyer, president and CEO of United Way of San Diego County (UWSD), wrote this op-ed about different ways UWSD helps employees give back for the Daily Transcript's annual The Art of Giving special report. (Subscription required.)
J.P. Morgan Chase announced a $1.2 million investment in LinkedLearning.
Union Bank presented a $250k gift to San Diego State University to support scholars who are former foster youth. The Union Bank Homework Center also opened in the San Diego Central Library last month.
In the California Report, International Community Foundation (ICF) was recognized for its innovative program for U.S.-born kids now in Tijuana public schools. ICF was also featured in the Del Mar Times regarding its grantmaking in support of the Charles Darwin Foundation.
SDG&E partnered with the San Diego Community College District to support energy and resource efficiency. SDG&E is also working with Project Wildlife to educate the community about animal wildlife.
Kaiser Permanente funded a $5 million grant for scholars committed to serving the underserved.
Wells Fargo employees donated $89 million to support community groups across the nation.
- The San Diego Women's Foundation was mentioned in this New York Times article about giving circles.
- Alliance Healthcare Foundation posted this round-up of its activities in the community during the month of October.
- Fifteen years since the Jacobs family and area residents began partnering in the work to revitalize Southeast San Diego, the third generation of Jacobs Family Foundation board leadership begins as Andrew Hapke takes the helm of the foundation as Chairman of the Board.
- SDG&E and Cox Communications are among the philanthropic businesses interviewed for the article, "Corporate Giving Supports Community and Employee Needs," which ran in the San Diego Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Special Report on October 28.
- The California Endowment announced a commitment of $50 million over the next seven years to make a difference for boys and young men across California in their “Sons & Brothers” campaign.
- The Gary and Mary West Foundation has provided the initial grant funding to create a new San Diego-based Center for Medical Interoperability Inc.
- Alliance Healthcare Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Mission Support Grants ($25k-$100k) until November 15. Final recipients will be announced in February.
- United Way and the national Strive network have selected United Way of San Diego County as one of only six United Ways to be part of a nationwide education initiative, funded by a $1 million investment from Target.
- The California Wellness Foundation's (TCWF) 2014 Sabbatical Program Award applications will be available November 4-December 13. TCWF will fund up to eight $35,000 grants to nonprofit health organizations to provide their executive directors with three to six months away from the workplace.
- Fifteen of SDSU’s brightest students completed their first year at San Diego State University with the help of a four-year annual scholarship from the Price Family Charitable Fund.
- The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement’s Opening the Outdoors initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program awarded $45,000 to the nonprofit group 4Walls International for the construction of a bi-national park space that will use trash pulled from the Tijuana River Valley and tributary canyons as building materials.
- The California Endowment will be awarding $78.2 million in grants to California organizations to increase and diversify California’s heath care workforce.
- Marisa Aurora Quiroz, director of The San Diego Foundation's Opening the Outdoors initiative, is profiled in this U-T San Diego article. Who knew one person could do so much?!
- Sempra Energy has published its 2012 corporate responsibility report, titled Fueling the future, responsibly.
- The Hitachi Foundation has released a new report highlighting effective practices businesses have implemented that both support and retain workers and increase profitability — proving that these two goals don’t have to be in opposition to each other.
- The California Endowment announced a $9.2 million grant to the Health Consumer Alliance to help Californians navigate new public and private health coverage options available to them as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
- After three years of direct grant making through its San Diego County Small Grant Program, Weingart Foundation announced that, as of August 2013, the program will be managed by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. The JCF-Weingart Grant Program also shared the results of its recent San Diego Small Grant Program (SGP) grantee perception survey.
- Access Youth Academy (AYA) is the recipient of Alliance Healthcare Foundation's $1 million Innovation Initiative (I2) grant, which will be used to expand AYA's program to support healthy living and economic attainment through academics and the competitive athletics into the City Heights neighborhood.
- The James Irvine Foundation has published its 2012 Annual Report.
- The Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, in partnership with the Leichtag Foundation, has launched the North County Coastal MATCH program, a donor advised fund for San Diego County residents living north of Via de la Valle and west of I-15 aimed at building and promoting Jewish life in this region.
- John Fanestil, executive director of Foundation for Change, contributed this op-ed to the Union-Tribune expressing his concern about the implications of the sexual harassment allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on the city's residents.
- For the sixteenth year in a row, San Diego teens participated in a summer Philanthropy Leadership Training Institute led by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS.