2010 Grants


Support for ACCESS, a statewide initiative to reduce college remediation by creating better alignment between high
school and college-level math and English. Project also sought to creating better alignment between academic and
CTE (career technical education) standards and curricula.

California Charter Schools Association

Partial sponsorship of CCSA’s 2010 conference in San Diego, designed to promote academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California.


Grant to provide funds to match individual donations for classroom projects in local charter schools.

Elementary Institute of Science

Ongoing support for summer and after-school programs that use hands- on learning to stimulate an appreciation and understanding of science and technology.

Gompers Preparatory Academy

General support for this inner-city charter school serving 6-12 graders with a focus on preparing students for college.

Jr. Achievement San Diego

Funding to give low-income students an opportunity to participate in BizTown, a unique interactive program which teaches 5th grade classes essential workforce and financial management skills in a simulated city environment.

North County Trade Tech High

Support for curriculum development and a Summer Leadership Camp for students at this charter school that combines preparation for college with hands-on training in engineering and the building trades.


Ongoing support for the Intergenerational Tutoring Program that fosters positive attitudes towards reading and learning by pairing students with mature adults who act as mentors, tutors, and friends.

Oceanside High School

Ongoing support for Girard PREP, a program that provides a variety of supports designed to increase the number of students enrolling in college.

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

Ongoing support
for programs that train parents how to take a more active role in preparing their children for academic success.

Pollinate Ventures

Support for a collaborative effort to create schools in San Diego based on cutting-edge “blended learning” models that combine online and face-to-face instruction in bricks and mortar settings.

Reality Changers

Support for this program that provides a variety of intensive supports to enable low-income youth to become first-generation college students.

Rolling Readers

Ongoing support for program which promotes a love of reading through volunteers reading to students in their classrooms and through biannual book giveaways.

Southern California Children’s Scholarship Fund

Ongoing support for the CSF’s tuition assistance program in San Diego, which provides partial scholarships to local private schools.


Ongoing support for a summer academic camp for elementary and middle school students, taught by college students.

United Through Reading

Ongoing support for a program that enables deployed military parents to read aloud to their children via DVD recordings.

Voice of San Diego

Support for education reporting at this online news site.


Ongoing support for after-school literacy and computer learning programs.