2011 Grants

American Heritage Education Foundation

Support for the continued development and implementation of the “blended learning” model at Heritage Digital Academy, a charter middle school in Escondido.


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.

Escondido Union School District

Support for Mobility for Leaders in Education (MobLE), a year-long training program in the use of mobile technology for all of the District’s principals, administrators and board members.

Girard Education Foundation

Funding for a separate, non-profit foundation involved in the development of innovative blended learning models and tools.

Gompers Preparatory Academy

Support for a pilot test of a “blended learning” model in 6th and 7th grade classes at this charter school.

Junior Achievement of 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.


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.

Philanthropy Roundtable

Support for the “Transforming Education Initiative,” a collaboration of foundations and individual donors interested in advancing the field of digital learning.

Reality Changers

Funding to support intensive college preparatory workshops at local high schools 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.

San Diego Science Alliance BE WiSE

Funding for 9th-11th grade girls to attend the Get SSET program, a residential academy on the University of San Diego campus providing lectures and hands-on activities focused on the science and technology of sports.

Summerbridge San Diego

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.