2014 Grants

California Charter Schools Association

Collaboration to help charter schools create and share high-quality content and pilot new technology to personalize learning


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.

Girard Education Foundation

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


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

Summerbridge San Diego

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

Thrive Public Schools

Grant to support innovative new City Heights elementary school

University of California-San Diego

Support for Thurgood Marshall College Provost Intern, who recruits and coordinates volunteer tutors at San Diego charter schools.

Voice of San Diego

Support for education reporting at this online news site.


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