San Diego Women’s Foundation Announces Nearly $200,000 in Grants
Press release (June 18, 2012) — 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.