Grants Available for Chula Vista Youth Support Programs – NBC 7 San Diego
The Chula Vista Community Foundation announced on Friday that grants are available for local nonprofit organizations supporting projects to strengthen the health and socio-emotional well-being of young people aged 12 to 24.
CVCF, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, will award up to $ 50,000 to programs supporting youth in Chula Vista to “demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community and to give young people the building blocks to recover.” of the pandemic ”.
Programs can support, but are not limited to:
- favor young people;
- young people leaving a foster home;
- LGBTQ youth;
- youth at risk; and
- young people in economic difficulty.
Grant applications can be submitted on the CVCF website starting October 1 and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on November 1.
According to CVCF, projects must be “culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within 12 months, and have prospects for long-term sustainability”.
Programs may include, but are not limited to:
- Mental Health;
- A healthy lifestyle;
- restorative justice;
- civic engagement;
- art and public art programs;
- outdoor activities;
- workforce training;
- food insecurity;
- education, including business school, higher education, arts and culture experiments; and
- STEAM or STEM programs.
“As part of our current grant cycle, we want to work with the local organizations closest to our young people to make sure that as a community we uplift our young people academically, socially and emotionally,” said Carmen Richardson, president of the board of directors of the CVCF, in a statement. “We look forward to seeing our young people overcome some of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to support their success every step of the way. “