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2024

DETOUR

DETOUR (Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Development) is a mentoring program for girls of color. Their vision is to see equity and inclusion for teen girls of color in higher education and priority sector employment. Their mission is to increase access to education and employment opportunities for girls through our Focused And Naturally Confident Youth (F.A.N.C.Y.) Leadership programs (Expo, Leadership Academy, and Ambassador Internships.)

ElderHelp of San Diego

ElderHelp is a dynamic, values-based agency dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. They provide community-based solutions through professional staff and nearly 500 volunteers committed to helping older adults live independently in their own homes.

Future Construction Leaders

Future Construction Leaders provides opportunities for young people to investigate the many private and public construction career opportunities available. orking with the San Diego County construction industry, they aim to dispel misconceptions about careers in construction and shatter stereotypes of who should work in the trades.

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service San Diego provides compassionate care and supportive services to over 70,000 individuals annually. Their services range from food assistance and economic mobility programs to care management and career coaching.

Latina Giving Circle

Launched in 2013, the Latina Giving Circle of San Diego is a network of Latinas from across San Diego County who want to come together to create opportunities that connect and give back to the community.

MANA de San Diego

MANA San Diego inspires Latinas of all ages to reach their full potential through education, leadership development, community building, and advocacy by leveraging engaged members and community partners.

San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition

The San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition (SDRCC) is a collective of ethnic-community based organizations (ECBOs) located within San Diego County. The Center for Community Health Refugee Health Unit serves as the facilitating organization and backbone of SDRCC to support the inspirational work the coalition does. Members have been on the front lines of providing essential services to low-income refugee families for years. Collectively, SDRCC members serve thousands of some of San Diego’s under-resourced residents.

Sister Cities Project

Sister Cities Project creates formal partnerships between affluent communities and underserved communities to create programs and events that allow the two areas to build true relationships. Funding will help establish a permanent framework for Entrepreneurship programs that serve Black Women Entrepreneurs in San Diego. San Diego is a launch market and the groundbreaking work done here has the potential to provide an economic equity and racial equality ripple effect that will change the lives of the over one million Black Women Entrepreneurs nationwide.

Women of Color Roar

Women of Color Roar Media’s mission is to provide guidance and support for women of the African diaspora and to encourage young women to run for elected office, choose a career in public service and rise to leadership positions in their community.

March for Black Womxn San Diego

In 2017, Black Women in San Diego, led by Nyisha Green-Washington, was inspired by Black Women’s Blueprint National Call to Action to march and meet to lift up demands for racial justice, to denounce the propagation of state-violence and the widespread incarceration of Black women and girls, rape and all sexualized violence, the murders and brutalization of transwomen and the disappearances of our girls from our streets, our schools and our homes.

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest aims to ensure broad public access to sexual and reproductive health care through direct service, education and advocacy. They offer confidential, comprehensive, high-quality medical services to the communities of San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation

The mission of San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation (SDBFCF) is to reduce socioeconomic disparities in breast/chestfeeding support by increasing access to qualified lactation consultants for low-income families. This grant helped increase access to qualified lactation consultants for people of color and low-income families by training lactation consultants from the community and offering new parents free access to education about breast/chestfeeding.

2022

Accessity

Accessity’s mission is to open doors of financial opportunity, primarily to entrepreneurs of color, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs so they can build prosperous businesses and livelihoods for themselves and their families, while also strengthening our communities. Loans provided through this supported diverse women-owned small businesses as they contribute to vibrant neighborhoods, generate local tax revenue, and create jobs.

The Chicano Federation Women’s Small Business Development Program

The Chicano Federations Women’s Small Business Development Program is an eight-week childcare training program that provides women with the skills and resources to start a home-based childcare business, including preparing them for state licensing requirements. The goal of this program is to provide women with a unique opportunity to start their own business, while helping families in need of affordable childcare.

Logan Heights Community Development Corporation

Logan Heights CDC works to strengthen residents and businesses in Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth, and housing development. The organization serves as a conduit to connect entrepreneurs with existing businesses, as well as provide access to agencies that can assist with resources like funding, financing, consulting and/or technical support.

Olivewood Gardens

Olivewood Gardens improves health and environmental stewardship by providing children, adults, and families from the community with the tools to make informed and healthy decisions in the kitchen, in the community, and for the environment. This grant supported the Kitchenistas Program and the development of educational tools and curriculum to support entrepreneurism, with a particular focus on San Diego County’s newly adopted Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MEHKO) program.

San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation

The mission of San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation (SDBFCF) is to reduce socioeconomic disparities in breast/chestfeeding support by increasing access to qualified lactation consultants for low-income families. This grant helped increase access to qualified lactation consultants for people of color and low-income families by training lactation consultants from the community and offering new parents free access to education about breast/chestfeeding.

Sister Cities Project

Sister Cities Project creates formal partnerships between affluent communities and underserved communities to create programs and events that allow the two areas to build true relationships. Funding will help establish a permanent framework for Entrepreneurship programs that serve Black Women Entrepreneurs in San Diego. San Diego is a launch market and the groundbreaking work done here has the potential to provide an economic equity and racial equality ripple effect that will change the lives of the over one million Black Women Entrepreneurs nationwide.

2021

DETOUR

DETOUR (Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Development) is a mentoring program for girls of color. Their vision is to see equity and inclusion for teen girls of color in higher education and priority sector employment. Their mission is to increase access to education and employment opportunities for girls through our Focused And Naturally Confident Youth (F.A.N.C.Y.) Leadership programs (Expo, Leadership Academy, and Ambassador Internships.)

ElderHelp of San Diego

ElderHelp is a dynamic, values-based agency dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and their families. They provide community-based solutions through professional staff and nearly 500 volunteers committed to helping older adults live independently in their own homes.

March for Black Womxn San Diego

In 2017, Black Women in San Diego, led by Nyisha Green-Washington, was inspired by Black Women’s Blueprint National Call to Action to march and meet to lift up demands for racial justice, to denounce the propagation of state-violence and the widespread incarceration of Black women and girls, rape and all sexualized violence, the murders and brutalization of transwomen and the disappearances of our girls from our streets, our schools and our homes.

North County Lifeline

North County Lifeline is a community-based human services organization that serves low-income and underserved populations in San Diego County. Every year Lifeline serves more than 5,000 members of our community through clinically-strong and evidence-based programs that focus on positive youth development, child abuse prevention and domestic violence intervention, housing and self-sufficiency.

San Diego and Imperial Women’s Business Center

The San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to women entrepreneurs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Somali Family Services of San Diego

Somali Family Service (SFS), guided by its community champions, empowers immigrants, refugees, and other underserved communities in San Diego through its programs that promote health, educational and economic success, and leadership development. SFS envisions a better quality of life for refugees, immigrants, and other under-served communities in San Diego. This vision is reached through fostering self-sufficiency, building healthy communities, and promoting equity.

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