Grant Organizations

A Faith That Does Justice

faith_that_does_justiceA Faith That Does Justice is a program that revitalizes and renews people to God’s deeper purpose for them. It is a profound movement that transforms people’s hearts and minds as they are awakened to a greater sense of fulfillment to their lives. Through monthly meetings, workshops, seminars, and retreats, A Faith That Does Justice offers the message of God’s larger plan for the salvation of all humankind to the participants. These experiences do not end with a final prayer and the return of people to the shelter of their homes. Rather they are life changing, and life lasting, events that move the participants beyond a personal encounter with God to one that also includes finding God’s presence in the midst of the most vulnerable people among us.

Grant: 2015 – Present.


bls_logoBirthline is a crisis oriented program which provides emotional support, material assistance and referrals to other community resources for any pregnant woman, mother, or single father with small children.  Birthline is a non-profit organization supported by volunteers and a Board of Directors.  The organization is funded by donations and fund raising events held throughout the year.  They do not receive any government funding. The volunteer staff at Birthline recognize that choices made regarding an unplanned pregnancy can have a life long effect on all of those involved.  As a result, the counselors offer practical assistance and referrals to support pregnant women in their decisions.

Grant: 2013 – Present.

Blessed Sacrament School

blessed_sacramentGrant for Scholarships. Blessed Sacrament School is an elementary school connected to the Blessed Sacrament Jesuit parish in Hollywood, CA. It is a place where they strive for growth in a Catholic Education and Academic Excellence. Blessed Sacrament School offers the commitment to educating children for the future. At Blessed Sacrament School, they don’t just teach the required courses, they build children’s futures, through strong religious beliefs, morals and actions.

Grant: 1999 – Present.


borderlinksGrants for after school programs for children. BorderLinks is an international leader in experiential education that raises awareness and inspires action around global political economics. BorderLinks’ educational programs focus on issues of immigration, community formation, development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S and beyond. As a bi-national organization, BorderLinks brings people together to build bridges of solidarity across North and Latin American borders and promote intercultural understanding and respect.

Grant: 2007 – Present.

Cardinal Bernardin Center at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU)

cardinal_bernadineGrant for education and research to continue the consistent ethic of life of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Formed in 1997 with the blessing of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, The Cardinal Bernardin Center at the Catholic Theolgoical Union advances his signature issues of peacemaking and reconciliation, inter-religious dialogue and “The consistent ethic of life” through an array of programs, lectures, conferences and scholarships to men and women from around the world.

Grant: 2002 – Present.

Casa Cornelia Law Center

CCLCLogoCasa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. CCLC has a primary commitment to indigent persons within the immigrant community in Southern California. They seek to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on the community and the public good. The mission and spirit of CCLC is rooted in the tradition of service of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and that of its founder, Cornelia Connelly.

Grant: 2015 – Present.

Casa De Los Pobres

casadelpobreGrants for food and medical care for the poor in Tijuana.Run by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters, for the past 50 years, the Casa De Los Pobres provides service to the poor and needy people of Tijuana, Mexico including hot meals, general medical clinic, pediatric and specialists; groceries; clothes; social service and home visits to families and sick people.

Grant: 2000 – Present. They are listed on

Catholic Charities

catholic_charatiesGrants for direct service to the poor. Catholic Charities, a community service ministry within the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, exists to witness actively on behalf of the scriptural values of mercy and justice. Catholic Charities acknowledges the sacredness of the human person made in the image of God and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of each individual within the Diocese. Catholic Charities is committed to advocating for a just society, to call men and women to action on behalf of the poor, and to promote self-determination for all.

Grant: 2000 – Present.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic_releif_servicesGrant for micro finance loans for women. The mission of CRS is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although their mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, their operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering of the world.

Grant: 2007 – Present.

Cenacle Sisters

retreat_Cenacle_sistersGrants for care of retired sisters. Cenacle Sisters are women of faith for the Church of today who share the call to make present in the world the mystery of the Cenacle: the waiting for and the responding to the coming of the Holy Spirit. Through their vows and mission of prayer, community, and ministry they strive to live this Cenacle mystery. They work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people of our times.
Grant: 2000 – Present.

Cenacle Sisters – Metairie, LA

cenacle_retreat_LAGrant for maintenance of retreat center. Retreat center operated by the Cenacle Sisters in the New Orleans area for the past 50 years.
Grant: 2007 – 2012.

Central Asia Institute (Greg Mortenson)

central-asia-institute-logoThe mission of Central Asia Institute is to empower communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, and to promote peace through education.  Their goal is to convey the importance of these activities across the world.  Begun through the inspiration of Greg Mortenson and the generous philanthropy of Dr. Jean Hoerni, they saw the desperate need and overwhelming desire for education in the area.  They began the Central Asia Institute (CAI) in 1996.  As quoted in their website:  “Though Mortenson and Hoerni had no way of knowing when they first created the organization, CAI would change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Over two decades, CAI’s programs and projects have expanded into other far-flung regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan…CAI has been successful in these areas because it maintains that the best method for sustainable, widespread change is to initiate projects requested by the community – ask communities what they need, don’t tell them. This philosophy has proven effective time and time again. To date, the organization has initiated over 400 projects, and hundreds of new requests for help cross our desks every day. We look forward to tackling these future projects, because we truly believe the surest path to peace it through education. With education “we can change the world, one child at a time.”

Grant: 2008 – 2011.

Christ The King Church

CTK_CurchEstablished in 1948, Christ the King Catholic Church is a thriving multi-cultural community in San Diego, CA.  The parish was staffed by priests of the California province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) until they turned the parish to the diocese in ?   Christ the King Church has a number of faith filled Ministries that allow participants to increase their faith as well as provide service to the church and the community.

Grant: 2000 – 2005.

Christo Rey San Jose High School

cristo_reyCristo Rey San José is a Jesuit, Catholic high school that empowers students from under served communities in San José to be men and women for others who are prepared spiritually, academically, and professionally to complete college and who will become accomplished leaders committed to a lifelong pursuit of learning, faith, and justice.  Students are expected to live out the Jesuit Secondary Educational Association Profile throughout their four years of school, and for the rest of their lives. Cristo Rey San José staff is committed to creating men and women for others who work, learn, lead, and succeed.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Christian Community Theater – Christian Youth Theater (CCT/CYT)

CCT_logoGrant for programs especially for Children’s Youth Theater classes. CCT/CYT is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.
Grant: 2007 – Present.

Christian Youth Theater, Inc. (CYT, Inc)

logo-300x262Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.  CYT is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4 – 18. Since its founding in 1981 in San Diego California, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater in the nation. There are affiliates across the country training thousands of students a year. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Crisis House El Cajon

crisis_house_logoCrisis House provides humanitarian services to citizens who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or in crisis with a focus on serving those residing  in the East region of San Diego County. They struggle daily to overcome complex and challenging circumstances, including abuse, addiction, health conditions, and a lack of access to food and housing. We see people of all races, ethnicities and ages, including those who are  physically and mentally challenged. Crisis House is their helping hand. We are the predominant community resource center in El Cajon that responds to people who are experiencing homelessness and other disenfranchised individuals and families who call or walk-in. Moreover, Crisis House responds immediately to connect people to services that can help resolve life-endangering situations so they can renew their lives.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA)

CCSA-Logo-for-website_500CCSA was founded in 1972 by seven churches in the local ministerial association and obtained its nonprofit 501C-3 status in 1973. During 40 years of service, CCSA has grown to include 31 member churches in the Clairemont, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and University City areas of San Diego. CCSA currently has three paid staff members and has utilized hundreds of volunteers to deliver its services. The agency is supported by its member churches, hundreds of individual donors, businesses, small grants, and various fundraising efforts. The mission of the Community Christian Service (CCSA), an ecumenical Christian agency, is to provide emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practical, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.

Grant: 2003 – 2012.

Doctors Without Borders

docs_without_borders_logo-homepageDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was founded in 1971 as a new brand of humanitarianism.  They help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.  They are committed to remaining neutral, impartial, and ethical in their work around the globe.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Echo Parenting & Education (Formerly Center For Nonviolent Education & Parent)

echo_parenting_logoEcho Parenting & Education is committed to supporting all those who are involved in the care and education of children. They teach within a framework of nonviolence and provide strategies that are based on empathy, connecting language and the understanding of a child’s emotional, physical and brain development.

At the heart of their vision and mission is the desire to support parents, offering numerous programs and services to help parents strengthen the connection with their child. Through classes,workshops, support groups and individual consultation, Echo Parenting & Education addresses the broad spectrum of challenges that families face.  They serve a very diverse group of parents and offer an array of different programming to provide quality classes for all.  In order for everyone to have access to the classes, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Grant: 2008 – Present.

Family Health Centers of San Diego

FHCSD-SQRFamily Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is a nonprofit organization rich in history and tradition. In 1970, Laura Rodriguez and a group of community members sought to bring much-needed medical services to Barrio Logan. They succeeded in negotiations with the City of San Diego and the community. This led to the gifting of the building to the community of Barrio Logan and the establishment of the Chicano Free Clinic. Medical care delivery began two evenings a week, and the health center saw approximately 150 patients each month.

This building eventually became Logan Heights Family Health Center, the flagship clinic of Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD). FHCSD has since transformed into one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Southern California providing primary care, dental, pediatric, mental health and other services to over 155,000 individuals each year.  The common thread running through all of our efforts is a desire to make all programs as high quality, accessible and affordable to community members as possible.

Grant: 2011 – Present.

Fr. Joe’s Villages

St_Vincent_VillagesFather Joe’s Village and its partner agencies have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for 65 years. Established in 1950, the agency has evolved from a small program handing out peanut butter sandwiches to an internationally recognized, cutting edge provider of effective housing programs and services that save, inspire and change lives in San Diego. The mission is to prevent and end homelessness one life at a time. They seek to achieve the mission by providing outcome-based programs in the spirit of our CREED (Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment, Dignity).

The services include affordable permanent housing with supportive services; safe temporary housing for our homeless neighbors; a California-licensed community clinic and Federally Qualified Health Centervand a state-certified outpatient addiction treatment program specializing in treating low-income and homeless patients; and individualized evidence-based supportive services including multidisciplinary team support, therapeutic childcare, employment skills training, nutritious meals and more.

Grant: 1999 – Present.

Free The Kids (Formerly Theo’s Work) Haiti

free_the_kids_logo_webIn the 1990s, Fr. Marc, a Catholic priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, was stationed in Florida.  Haitians were leaving from their impoverished island by the thousands in an attempt to flee dreadful and desperate conditions. Father Marc watched the plight of these frantic people and heard their stories as he ministered to them  After thinking about their suffering for some time, he took a leave from his post as base chaplain at Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California, and traveled to Haiti to see what life was like first hand. What he discovered was filth, poverty, putrid smells, and stifling heat. The degree of misery was unimaginable. From that moment, Father Marc knew where he needed to be. It became clear that this was his calling—to help alleviate the effects of poverty on these children.

Upon returning home, Father Marc submitted his letter of resignation, sold most of his possessions, and decided that January 1, 1998, would begin a new chapter in his life. By September, with the help of a group of young adults, a soup kitchen, a small shelter and a school were in place. In October, an abandoned building became home for 15 kids.  It was named Pwoje Espwa, Creole for Project Hope. Fr. Marc approached his brother-in-law, Jack Reynolds, about raising funds and Jack accepted the challenge by starting a United States non-profit organization called Theo’s Work, which has since been renamed Free the Kids. Its sole purpose is to raise money and support for Father Marc’s mission.  The mission is to help Haiti’s abandoned and vulnerable children by nurturing them so they will live more productive lives.

Grant: 2009 – Present.

Friends of Orphans in Haiti – NPH

friends_of_orphans_haitiGrant for education and healthcare for orphans. Friends of the Orphans supports the orphanages of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) and Hôpital Saint Damien Chateaublond in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 250-bed pediatric hospital, one of only two in all of Haiti, provides free long-term care for critically ill children. There is an illness prevention and curative program as well as HIV counseling and testing for expectant mothers. A clinic and school offers health care and education to children from the slums.

Grant: 2002 – Present.

Heifer International

HeiferGrants Micro finance loans. Founded in 1944 on the simple belief that ending hunger begins with giving people the means to feed themselves, Heifer helps more than 7 million hungry families in the United States and 128 countries to move toward self-reliance through the gift of food and income producing animals. Families and communities who receive animals are trained in environmentally sound, sustainable agriculture so they can in turn “pass on the gift” of sharing to other needy people in their communities.
Grant: 2002 – Present.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

helen-on-horse-3Grant for animal therapy program. Helen Woodward Animal Center is dedicated to the well being and adoption of homeless animals, as well as providing therapeutic and educational programs for children and adults with special needs.

Grant: 2000 – Present.

Homeboy Industries

HomeboyIndLogoHomeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives to become contributing members of the community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes. Full-time employment is offered for more than 200 men and women at a time through an 18-month program that helps them re-identify who they are in the world, offers job training so they can move on from Homeboy Industries and become contributing
members of the community – knowing they count!

Grant: 2013 – Present.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Ignatian_Volunteer_Corps_logo_500The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) is a national Catholic service ministry founded in 1995 by two Jesuit priests, Frs. Jim Conroy, S.J. and Charlie Costello, S.J., and based on principles of the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) and St. Ignatius Loyola. IVC provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives by matching the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time. In San Diego, as in all IVC regions throughout the U.S., IVC works in partnership with local nonprofit organizations that provide Ignatian Volunteers with substantive work serving individuals who have slipped through this country’s safety net. Once working at a participating agency, Volunteers are strengthened in their Christian faith by IVC’s unique spiritual reflection program which is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality.  By contributing their leadership skills and life experience into service, IVC volunteers improve the San Diego community and create a more just society.

Grant: 2006 – Present.

International Foundation for Hope

cropped-IFHLOGO2The mission of the International Foundation for Hope (IFH) is to uplift and empower economically disadvantaged children by providing basic educational opportunities that are necessary for them to become productive, self-reliant, and self-sufficient adults. Their purpose is to:  identify and assist children who, though yearning for the opportunities that schooling provides, are so economically disadvantaged that they are unable to attend school or otherwise obtain a basic education; and to provide a conduit for concerned U.S. citizens to become sponsors and pay for the books, supplies, and uniforms that are required in order for a child to attend an established local school.

Grant: 2009 – Present.

Jesuits – California Province

Jesuits_CaliforniaProvince_logoThe California Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) brings together people from many cultures to worship and work in partnership. The Province’s service area encompasses Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. In addition, individual California Province Jesuits serve in ministries throughout the United States and abroad, including Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. The ministries include:

  • Pastoral ministries. Jesuit priests lead 12 parishes and provide service to many more.
  • Spirituality and retreat centers. Jesuits and laypersons at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality and the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
  • Educational ministries. Jesuits and their many lay partners are involved in primary, secondary, and higher education. Model school programs such as Cristo Rey and Nativity as well as other creative partnerships allow us to sponsor, co-sponsor, or endorse new Catholic schools in underserved areas.
  • Social ministries – providing guidance to various ministries–Homeboy Industries, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Southwest, PICO National Network, Proyecto Pastoral

Grant: 2005 – Present.

Kino Border Initiative

kino_border_initiative_logoThe Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a bi-national organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.   The KBI was inaugurated in January of 2009 by six organizations from the United States and Mexico: The California Province of the Society of Jesus; Jesuit Refugee Service/USA; The Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist; The Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus; the Diocese of Tucson; and the Archdiocese of Hermosillo.  The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality.  Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

 KPBS – Public Radio/Television

KPBSGrant that funded reporter of San Diego issues.KPBS enriches the lives of people in the San Diego region through unique media services. These high quality radio, TV, Web and community activities educate, inspire, entertain and advance civic involvement, celebration of culture and the power of diverse perspectives.

Grant: 2000 – Present.

 Lamb’s Players Theater

Lamb_playersGrant for arts education for children through outreach program. Lamb’s Players Theater is one of Southern California’s leading non-profit performing arts organizations. The resident theatre is located in the beautiful village of Coronado just over the bridge from San Diego. Their mission is To Tell Good Stories Well!

Grant: 2002 – Present.

Leukemia Society

Leukemia_societyGrant for medical research. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.The society’s research programs support basic, translational and clinical research that focuses on the cause, treatment and prevention of blood cancers.

Grant: 2000 – 2009.

Mariposa’s Art – Santa Cruz Arts Council

mariposas_artGrant for afterschool arts programs for children. Mariposa’s Art provides after-school art and music programs and community workshops that focus on developing leadership and social skills, addressing key health issues, and promoting academic success and career development. Annually serves 1,600 youth through after-school art and leadership development programs through the Santa Cruz Arts Council in the Santa Cruz, CA area.

Grant: 2005 – Present.

Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

MaryknollGrant for retired priests and brothers. Congregation of Priests, Brothers and Sisters along with Lay Affiliates who workaround the world. Motto: One World, One Mission…making God’s love visible…Where the compassion of the faithful transforms lives. Touched by the triumph of the human spirit and enriched by encountering people’s faith experience, this congregation joins with people around the world to announce the healing, reconciling and liberating Jesus.

Grant: 2002 – Present.

Mercy Clinic Endowment Fund

scripps_1Grant for medical care for uninsured. The Scripps Mercy Clinic Endowment Fund was established to ensure the ongoing funding of Scripps Mercy Clinic.

Grant: 2001 – 2006.

Mercy Hospital Foundation

scripps_2Grant for the capital campaign. Scripps Health System strives to provide superior health services in a caring environment and to make a positive measurable difference in the health of individuals in the communities they serve. They devote their resources to delivering quality, safe, cost-effective, socially responsible health care services.

Grant: 2000 – 2011.

Mercy Outreach Surgical Team – M.O.S.T.

most_imageMercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) is a volunteer group dedicated to providing medical and surgical care to underprivileged children and adults of other nations.  The M.O.S.T. mission is threefold:  to bring hope, comfort and the opportunity for a better life to children and adults through corrective surgery; to share medical knowledge and expertise with colleagues in a host country; and to provide an opportunity for team volunteers to experience the spiritual rewards of service.  In addition to caring for those in need of surgery, M.O.S.T. shares valuable knowledge and medical techniques with local physicians and nursing staff in Mexico.  Each year, M.O.S.T. provides care during field programs, when surgical teams with needed supplies and equipment travel to Mexico to set up surgical programs in local communities. San Diego Rotary Club members and representatives from cities in Mexico coordinate these efforts and contribute to the logistics and support of the programs.

Grant: 2013 – Present.

Mission San Diego de Alcala

mission-sd-acalaGrant used for the publication of The Guide to the MissionMission San Diego de Alcala is a Roman Catholic parish and the first of the twenty-one California missions. It is known as the Mother of Missions.

Grant: 2002 – Present.

Most Holy Trinity Parish – San Jose

most-trinityThe Most Holy Trinity Preschool is part of Most Holy Trinity School.  The academic year runs from mid August to June.  Founded in 1965 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Most Holy Trinity (MHT) School was established to provide an excellent Catholic education for the families of the Most Holy Trinity Parish and the surrounding area. The Parish is served by the Jesuit Community who is very active and supportive of our school.  The staff strive to educate the whole child by including music, art, choir, physical education, technology, sports, and a wide range of electives, and religion permeates the entire curriculum.  MHT school believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and they encourage as much parental involvement and support in the school as possible, which creates a rich community of parents, students, and staff.

Grant: 2010 – 2014.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

mda_logo_fmdMuscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is committed to helping children and adults with muscle-debilitation diseases live longer and grow stronger.  They offer numerous services and resources in cities across the United States that provide care, support and guidance through every step of the journey of life.  MDA takes the big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in their research approach is that it enables them to apply the learning from one disease to progress in other diseases, and thereby to bring urgently-needed answers to families seeking assistance.

Grant: 2010 – 2014.

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers

napswGrant for the annual conference for education for perinatal social workers, NAPSW is an organization of social workers who are employed in a variety of settings. Perinatal social workers help individuals, families, and communities respond to psychological issues that emerge during the period from pregnancy through an infant’s first year of life.

Grant: 2000 – Present.

National Geographic for Afghanistan Schools

national-geographic-school-afghanistanThe National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation. The National Geographic Society established the Education Foundation in 1988 – the Society’s centennial – to fund activities promoting and advancing geographic education in the United States and Canada. The Foundation supports educational activities conducted by National Geographic and provides grants to other organizations that work to advance the Foundation’s mission.

Grant: 2012 – Present.

Nativity Prep Academy – San Diego, CA

Nativity_prepGrant that funds scholarship for a student. The Mission is to provide a Catholic-Christian college prep middle school education to under-served children from southeast San Diego. In partnership with its families, Nativity Prep Academy is committed to each student’s total development-intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and social- by emphasizing serious study and personal and social responsibility.

Grant: 2005 – Present.

Our Lady’s School at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

our_lady_schoolOur Lady’s School has been dedicated to the spiritual and academic development of children for nearly 100 years. Two separate Catholic schools merged in 1973 to become Our Lady’s School. Our Lady of Angel’s School and Our Lady of Guadalupe School each have a rich history of academic excellence and achievement in their respective communities. Today, they work together to form a pre-school through eighth-grade education system that prepares children to meet the challenges of life.

Grant: 2011 – Present.

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation

childrens_Hosp_SDGrant for Medical care for those without health insurance. The Mission of Children’s Hospital in San Diego is to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy.

Grant: 2003 – Present.


Robotics Program at Literacy First Charter School

robotics_club_imageFor Recognition and Inspiration of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a worldwide organization whose mission is to show students that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but can provide paths to successful careers and a bright future in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Through the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), high school students are given opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills by competing in an annual competition.  Each year, a new challenge is presented to the FIRST community and through the course of six weeks, students apply critical thinking to design, plan, and build a robot, which is then competed against teams from all over the world.

The Liberty Charter High School students have been competing for the past three years.  The team in 2015 was the Leodroids, Team #4919.  The robotics team operates like a small business that contains both a technical team and a project management/business team.  The business team works to establish relationships with the local community and seeks sponsorships to sustain the technical team.  The Liberty Charter High School FRC Robotics Team started with just nine students and grew to fifteen students the next year.  The team is growing in experience and skill and has done well at the FRC San Diego Regional Competition considering the size of Liberty Charter School compared to the larger technical high schools.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools – San Jose, CA

sacred_heart_schoolGrant that funds scholarship for a student. Sacred Heart Nativity School for boys and Our Lady of Grace Nativity School for girls are urban Catholic middle schools that seek to educate young men and women to enter college preparatory high school programs in partnership with the Society of Jesus, the Diocese of San Jose, and the Parish of Sacred Heart. The schools are dedicated to providing a Catholic education for students of low-income families, with priority given to families of Sacred Heart community. In the Jesuit tradition, Nativity students are encouraged to deepen their relationship with God as they become women and men for others.

Grant: 2006 – Present.

Saint Augustine High School San Diego

st_augustine_sdThe vision of St. Augustine High School is to excel as a Catholic liberal arts school in the Augustinian tradition. They prepare young men for adult servant-leadership in their families and church as well as civic, academic, and professional communities. They create opportunities to foster intellectual, personal, and physical achievement developing Christian gentlemen who are strong in mind, heart, and body. Saints is a school community with a love of learning that accepts boys and graduates men who change the world.

Grant: 2014 – Present.

Scripps Mercy – O’Toole Breast Care Center

scrippshealth_logo_otooleFor more than 125 years, Scripps Mercy Hospital has provided sophisticated, compassionate medical care to the community.  As part of Scripps Mercy Hospital, the O’Toole Breast Care Center is committed to providing the “Mercy style of care” to all patients.  Their goal is to take the stress out of breast examinations and care, and to provide people with a peaceful, calm visit. The center is designed to offer patients the most advanced breast care technology in a warm environment. Whether a person is coming for a routine mammogram or for follow-up care, the sensitive staff will provide each patient with all the services and support they need.

Grant: 2012 – Present.

St. Francis Xavier College Church

St_FrancisGrant for the purchase of a pipe organ. Jesuit parish of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO on the Campus of St. Louis University.

Grant: 2001 – 2005.

St. Jude School Soboba Reservation

st_jude_schoolSt. Jude Mission School is a Catholic elementary school, established March 11, 2002 for the Indian children of the Soboba Indian Reservation and environs. The school is located on the on the beautiful grounds of St. Joseph Mission Church, on the Soboba Indian Reservation, southern California. Established in 1888, the historic Mission has been serving the people of Soboba for over 100 years.

The goal is to provide quality education in a loving and caring atmosphere, which will help students reach their full potential. We envision this as including a strong general education with a true sense of God and an appreciation for their Indian heritage and culture.

Grant: 2011 – Present.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC)

St_madelineGrant for educational programs. The Mission of St. Madeleine Sophie Center is to empower adults with developmental disabilities to discover, experience and realize their full potential as members of the greater community.

Grant: 2007 – Present.

St. Martin de Porres School Oakland

feast_day_2nd_gr01St. Martin De Porres – A Catholic school serving the families of Oakland
Founded in 1997, with the consolidation of three parish schools at St. Columba, Sacred Heart and St. Patrick, the school was re-named St. Martin de Porres School.  St. Martin de Porres Catholic School is a kindergarten through 8th grade regional Catholic school within the Diocese of Oakland, which serves the families of North and West Oakland.   It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Western Catholic Educators Association (WCEA).  St. Martin de Porres School serves families of the West Oakland neighborhoods and beyond by providing a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural K through 8 educational experience.  As a faith-based community grounded in the Roman Catholic tradition, the school welcomes and includes all, regardless of means or religious affiliation, who are committed to bettering our children, our families, our community, and our world.  We provide a safe, caring environment in which students develop learning skills to move upward through the educational system and contribute positively as adults in our global society.

Grant: 2011 – Present.

Salvation Army

Salvation_ArmyGrant for victims of the 2007 fires Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. It’s mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Grant: 2007 – Present.    

San Diego Hospice

SD_hospiceGrant for palliative care and research Since 1977, San Diego Hospice as been a leader in the work of helping people who are dying find comfort and relief from suffering. Their mission is to prevent and relieve suffering and promote quality of life, at every stage of life, through patient and family care, education, research and advocacy.

Grantee for 6 years.

San Diego Symphony

Sd_symphonyUnrestricted Grant for operations. In the 97 years since its inception, the San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of the San Diego region.

Grantee for 6 years.

Santa Sophia Church

Santa_SophiaUnrestricted Grant to operations Catholic parish of the Diocese of San Diego in Spring Valley, CA.

Grant: 1999 – 2007.

Scripps Research Institute

Grant for research. Scripps_instThe Mission of Scripps Research is to serve humanity- by creating basic knowledge in the biosciences; by applying breakthroughs in research to the advancement of medicine; and by educating and training young scientists for biomedical research and its application to human welfare.

Grant: 2007 – Present.

Scripps Health Foundation

scripps_foundation_staffPhilanthropy has been at the heart of the Scripps organization since Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps Metabolic Clinic in 1924 and Mother Mary Michael Cummings started St. Joseph’s Dispensary in 1890. Since then, through the support of donors, Scripps Health Foundation has become a premier health care system in the region. Support through the Scripps Health Foundation ensures that Scripps continues to make breakthroughs in medicine and provides a quality, caring environment focused around each patient’s unique needs.  They provide critical service, excellent medical care, and innovative technology to patients and community.  They also provide education, advocacy and emotional support, to create a positive and compassionate patient experience.  Donations to Scripps Health Foundation fund lifesaving clinical research and medical advancements at Scripps that keep us on the leading edge of medical innovation. This innovation translates to improved care, better outcomes and optimal experiences for the clinical team, staff and, most importantly, for the patients.

Grant: 2008 – Present.

Society of the Sacred Heart Uganda/Kenya

Sacred_Heart_UgandaGrant for education and scholarships for children in Uganda Government accredited school with 385 students grades One through Seven. Scholarships are provided to 110 orphaned and vulnerable students. In the past year water tanks and pipes have been installed; solar energy provided for two building and continued school and healthcare projects.

Grant: 2004 – Present. webpage about Sacred Heart Primary School Uganda

Society of the Sacred Heart Ministry Center

sacred_heart_ministy_ctrGrant for maintenance of retreat center The Spiritual Ministry Center was founded in 1987 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women, serving in 45 countries. In accompanying retreatants and facilitating retreats in a myriad of ways, the staff come from a rich heritage of tradition and an openness of spirit. The charisma is to discover and make known God’s love in the world today.

Grant: 2000 – Present.

Society of the Sacred Heart Oakwood

Sacred_Heart_Oakwood-1Grant for care of retired sisters Retirement center for the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Atherton, CA.
Grant: 2007 – Present.

University of San Francisco

USFGrant for a classroom in the new Kalmanovitz Hall USF is committed to becoming internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

Grant: 2006 – 2014.

Zoological Society of San Diego

giraffe_SD_ZooGrant for the renovation of the giraffe exhibit. The Zoological Society of San Diego® (ZSSD) is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, and San Diego Zoo Conservation Research. The Society was founded on October 2, 1916, by Harry M. Wegeforth, M.D. The Zoological Society of San Diego is a conservation, education, and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals, plants, and their habitats.

Grant: 1999 – Present.