The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza was the site of the 2019 Globe Gala, "where black tie meets tie dye." 391 people were treated to a surprise performance of songs from Almost Famous, in addition to dinner by Pamplemousse Grille, dancing, and auctions. Co-chaired by Ellise Coit and Karen Tanz, the successful event netted $1 million for the Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Guests included Cameron Crowe, SDSU President Adela de la Torre, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, and Mayor Kevin and Katherine Faulconer.
Better Business Bureau Serving Pacific Southwest (BBB) held its 22nd Annual BBB Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon, sponsored by Mission Fed Credit Union, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Four San Diego County companies each took home a BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The award honors and thanks local businesses and business leaders for practicing the "highest standards of ethics, and consequently employ[ing] trust among their employees, customers and their communities." The winners, in categories of size, were Pemberley Realty Group (1-5 employees), Natural Networks, Inc. (6-10 employees), Quality Controlled Manufacturing, Inc. (51-150 employees), and Baker Electric Home Energy (151+ employees). In addition, five high school students won scholarships totaling $5,000 for their outstanding essays on "The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in Our Community." The first place winner was Chiara Curnow of Fallbrook High School.
The Caterpillar Foundation awarded a $48,396 grant to Feeding San Diego, a food bank working to shrink the statistic that one in eight San Diegans (and one in six kids) faces hunger. Since 2014, Caterpillar Foundation has granted Feeding San Diego a total of nearly $200,000. This year’s grant will go to FSD’s Mobile Pantry program, which targets food deserts such as the region’s rural areas.
Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, hosted its 13th Annual Grants Celebration. ECF awarded $202,500 to seven nonprofits that will enhance and strengthen the Escondido community.
"Since 2006, the Escondido Charitable Foundation has served as a catalyst of community impact for those who live, work and visit Escondido," says Jackie Skay, Board Chair for ECF. "This year’s grantmaking will help bring more Escondido residents and visitors together through positive experiences across the community."
The programs receiving funding include Middle & High School Leadership Initiative with A Step Beyond; Northern Lights with California Center for the Arts Escondido; Field Renovations with Escondido American Little League; Grant Avenue Music Festival with Escondido Downtown Business Association; Dixon Lake Playground with Hidden Valley Kiwanis; Explore and Restore Felicita County Park with the Nature Collective; and Intergenerational Literacy Tutoring Program with San Diego Oasis.
Call for Grant Applications
Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF), also an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, is taking grant applications from nonprofit organizations. Organizations and agencies may submit proposals for human services programs related to Chula Vista’s aging community, arts and culture programs, or a combination of the two. CVCF is looking for practical programs up to $60,000, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and with the potential for long-term sustainability. The deadline is November 5. For more on guidelines, click here.
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