2012 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.

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.

Girard Education Foundation

Funding for a separate, non-profit foundation managing the development of a free tool to personalize learning.

Lemon Grove School District

Support to replace an under-performing middle school with a new innovative model that exposes students to a variety of career options and employs student-centric instructional methods.

North County Trade Tech High

Support to continue the upward momentum of this Vista-based charter school that uses a strong emphasis on career technical education to engage students whose needs aren’t being met in the traditional educational system.


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

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.

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.


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