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Local nonprofit organizations are invited to submit project proposals to The Chula Vista Community Foundation (CVCF) that demonstrates the power to build vibrant communities and equip youth with necessary building blocks to recover from the pandemic. 

CVCF, an affiliate of the San Diego foundation, will grant up to $50,000 to programs geared toward strengthening the socio-economic wellbeing of youth ages 12 to 24. 

“Through our current grant cycle, 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. “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.”

According to a press release, these projects should be culturally humble, sensitive, practical and achievable within the span of a year with prospects for long-term sustainability. The programs can support youth, but are not limited to transitioning from foster care, LGBTQ youth, At-risk youth and economically challenged youth.

“CVCF is committed to financial support of projects and programs that make the biggest impact in the lives of people who live, work and play within the geographic bounds of Chula Vista” a press release by the San Diego Foundation read.  

Organizations are invited to attend the CVCF Grant Seekers forum at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 6, Via zoom. To RSVP, please contact Estela Mitrani at by Tuesday, Oct. 5, to receive the Zoom credentials.

Grant applications can be submitted on the CVCF website starting Oct. 1, and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m Nov. 1.

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