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Chula Vista Community Foundation Grants $60,000 to three local nonprofits

Three local nonprofit organizations received a total of $60,000 from the Chula Vista Community Foundation for strengthening the socio-emotional well-being of youth ages 12 to 24 in the community.
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Three local nonprofit organizations received a total of $60,000 from the Chula Vista Community Foundation for strengthening the socio-emotional well-being of youth ages 12 to 24 in the community.

The Chula Vista Community Foundation announced Thursday that it awarded the Barrio Logan College Institute, the Southwestern College Foundation, and the San Diego Hunger Coalition $60,000 cumulatively for their work uplifting the community. 

“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, CVCF board chair said in a press release. “We’re looking forward to seeing our youth overcome some of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brought and will continue to support their success every step of the way.”

Nearly 40 nonprofit programs have recieved more than $600,000 in grants from the Chula Vista Foundation in an 11-year span. Grantees aim to “strengthen the quality of life for all who live, work, and enjoy Chula Vista,” the organization said. ‘

The Barrio Logan College Institute received $25,000 for its after-school program focused on learning recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwestern College Foundation received $25,000 for its SWC Cares Program, which provides aid to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. 

The San Diego Hunger Coalition received $10,000 for its Hunger Free Kids (HFK) program that helps school districts in the county to increase participation in school meals and pandemic EBT (P-EBT).