It’s become known as one of the most inspirational nights of the year, and this year was no exception. More than 200 people came together for the San Diego Women’s Foundation’s Annual Grants Celebration on June 5 to meet the five extraordinary nonprofits chosen as this year’s grantees. A total of nearly $200,000 was awarded to the recipients, who will use the money to support their educational programs. The event was held at the Francis Parker Middle & Upper School.
The grantees were selected through a thorough vetting process and a final vote by all members. They are:
- Bayside Community Center
- Community Housing Works
- Excellence and Justice in Education Academies (EJEA)
- International Rescue Committee
- Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties
“We are extremely pleased to award these funds to such an impressive list of committed and accomplished nonprofit organizations,” said Teresa Jacques, Board President of the San Diego Women’s Foundation. “Our grantees truly embrace this year’s theme: education can’t wait for someday. We have no doubt that these extraordinary organizations will help create a better San Diego through their educational programs.”
The evening was the perfect way to illustrate the philosophy embraced by every foundation member: women can do more than woman. A new feature this year was the invitation for attendees to bring with them new or gently used books, which will be donated to the grantees. The event also featured testimonials from those who received grants last year in the area of Arts & Culture.
For media purposes we are happy to arrange an interview with one or more of the grantees, as well as with a San Diego Women’s Foundation representative. We also have available numerous photos from the event. Please contact Vince Heald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-453-9600 with media inquiries.
About the San Diego Women’s Foundation
Founded in 2000, the San Diego Women’s Foundation has grown to an organization of more than 200 members dedicated to pooling their resources and enhancing the community through grant making. As of June 1, 2012, more than $2.3 million has been awarded to 63 community partners for their efforts to initiate or improve existing programs. Each grant, usually $25,000 or greater, targets one of six focus areas: health and human services, civil society, economic and employment development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. For more information visit: www.sdwomensfoundation.org.