- 9th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival
- Farm Film & Music Series
The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) recently launched giv4. This initiative allows everyone to participate in cause-based philanthropy, addressing one of our community’s biggest challenges – homelessness. The goals of giv4 are (1) to raise funds for a group of impactful nonprofits; and (2) to educate donors and increase their understanding of the complex issues surrounding homelessness.
The giv4 homelessness in san diego fund is a group of 12 nonprofits, carefully curated in partnership with the Lucky Duck Foundation and Funders Together to End Homelesness. The nonprofits work in one of three different areas: intervention, prevention or systems change.
Individuals can donate to the giv4 fund, and 100% of funds we receive are distributed to the twelve organizations. Each month, we tell the story of a giv4 nonprofit through brief videos and impact reports – each organization thus educates donors on a different aspect of homelessness (from youths to seniors; from outreach to shelter; from policy change to promoting understanding through music). More information can be found at giv4.org.
Promises2Kids’ mission is to create a brighter future for foster children® in San Diego County. From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities these individuals need to change their lives for the better… now and for years to come. Signature programs include Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds, and the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Promises2Kids, originally founded in 1981 as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. It all started with a simple wish – to ensure children are safe, happy and loved. Three remarkable local San Diegans (Norma Hirsh, Renée Comeau, and Robert K. Butterfield) took that dream and transformed it into an organization that has supported over 200,000 abused and neglected children in our community.
Over the years, Promises2Kids has been at the forefront of foster care related issues, leading efforts including building the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center (an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children) with the County of San Diego and many individual supporters, collaboratively building San Pasqual Academy, the creation of one centralized Child Abuse Hotline, training and coordinating first responders on responding to child abuse cases, reuniting siblings separated in foster care, providing education and career support for current and former foster youth, providing opportunities for foster youth to participate in extracurricular activities, and much more.
Promises2Kids was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as Nonprofit of the Year. As a 100% philanthropy funded organization, their work is made possible thanks to the generosity and support of countless community members.
For more information on how you can make a difference in a foster child’s life, visit www.Promises2Kids.org.
The Grauer School, a grades 7-12 independent, college preparatory school, celebrates three decades here in Encinitas. The Grauer School emphasizes meaningful mentoring relationships with all students through Socratic teaching, expeditionary and outdoor learning, and the globally renowned small school model.
The Grauer School welcomed all students back to campus in August and continue to utilize sixteen outdoor classroom spaces, including a tree house and a beach. It is a place of natural passion and a home for creativity and inner motivation. Twice a year, Grauer students also travel on week-long expeditions throughout the United States and abroad, and this year, our students will continue to explore passions locally.
Grauer was voted among the top 10 places to work in the United States in an Outdoor Magazine poll and the school scores 99%ile -top of the nation- in Panorama’s surveys of student social emotional learning. Our students truly mean the world to us, and we welcome the community to learn more about empowering independent education. Join us on Saturday, November 6 for our Open House. Families can tour the Grauer campus and hear directly from students about the Grauer experience. To learn more about The Grauer School and to RSVP, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760-944-6777.
Catalent San Diego has one community ambassador who coordinates with our Corporate Responsibility team, defines the local volunteering strategy, and connects employees to causes and nonprofit partners important to the site. Our ambassadors champion volunteering and ensure that our projects align with local community needs. In alignment with our actions and philosophy, Catalent San Diego benefits from being a part of NCPC, because we become more directly connected to the organizations that are doing the heavy lifting to help our community at large.
Catalent San Diego’s mission is to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. We work closely with innovative biotechs (worldwide) that have life-changing small molecules or peptides. In the San Diego facility, we help biotechs turn these molecules into capsules, tablets or injectables to be used in ‘first in human’ clinical trials.
What do you offer to the community?
We have a long tradition at Catalent San Diego of volunteerism with our employees through our ‘Catalent Cares’ program to the donation of grants for non-profits that have heavy, positive impacts in our community. We willingly give our time and treasure to ensure that our community knows that we could not be here without them. We not only help construct lifesaving treatments (with our partner biotechs) for those in need, but we also give back in a more immediate and direct way.
Have you made a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your organization/company and if so, how are you demonstrating it?
At Catalent, we foster an environment where individuals are welcomed, appreciated, heard, and respected, where differences and similarities are valued. We aim to create a collaborative and engaging workplace that drives innovation and excellence. From our experience, employees with different backgrounds and experiences working together can yield better decisions, driving innovation and excellence in everything we do. Our diversity and inclusion (D&I) council breaks down silos where people feel they can share their ideas freely and take considered risks, often leading to higher contributions. We frequently have in-depth discussions about the direction of the D&I strategy, priority areas and the groundwork that needs to be done across the organization. Our D&I program creates a working environment that provides more innovation, better access to talent, and additional opportunities for continued career advancement. Collaboration through trust, respect, and empathy are key elements for success. The uniqueness of every employee makes Catalent an inclusive place where
North County Lifeline has been furthering our mission to build self-reliance among youth, adults, and families through high-quality, community-based services across San Diego County since 1973. On September 1 at 11:30am we will celebrate our annual Lifeline Awards Event virtually, highlighting the key community partners and volunteers who helped make our mission possible. This year, we invite you to join us for the 2021 Lifeline Awards Event – “Change the Story,” celebrating how Lifeline & community partners have helped youth, adults, and families change their own stories through building self-reliance. Limited event sponsorship opportunities are still available starting at $250. Tune in to the LiveStream on September 1, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM featuring emcee Mark Mullen from NBC7 and Lifeline’s Executive Director, Don Stump. Visit our website at nclifeline.org/lifelineawards2021 to RSVP or Sponsor. For more information contact Brooke Stance at email@example.com.
Mission Federal Credit Union (Mission Fed) is honored to serve as the largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County.
Success is measured by results. We measure our success based on a double bottom line of both financial performance and social purpose.
Mission Fed is committed to enhancing the lives of all of our stakeholders including our 270,000 member owners, 600 employees, and our larger extended community throughout the county, by focusing intently on financial education and financial inclusion to provide the essential resources and skills to help every San Diegan experience financial wellbeing.
In 2020 we were humbled to be recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in San Diego, but what we’re most proud of is the fact that just simply by banking with Mission Fed you are automagically doing good for San Diego. In the last year alone, our employees, members, and community stepped up and raised over $680K for local nonprofit organizations, including the San Diego Food Bank, the San Diego Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army among many others to support our most disaffected brothers and sisters in San Diego in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mission Fed’s focus is hyperlocal and intentionally supports our local communities throughout San Diego County by investing our time, treasure and talent to help hundreds of nonprofits and critical causes in our region. We purposefully build deep relationships with our valued community partners to maximize impact and change lives for the better. You can see some of our collaboration at www.missionfed.com/community-relations.
Our Mission Fed ecosystem is keenly focused on three key areas:
Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion are a through line in all that we do. We also remain attentive to preserving and protecting our cherished San Diego environment and activate volunteer opportunities to support this important cause.
If you’re looking for a like-spirited partner, or have an upcoming event that aligns with our vision and values, don’t hesitate to contact any member of the small-but-mighty Mission Fed team including:
To learn more our organization, please visit www.MissionFed.com. We are federally insured by NCUA and are an Equal Housing Lender.
The Boys & Girls Club of Vista (BGCV) empowers every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences to:
BGCV was founded in 1963 to serve youth that needed a safe place to go outside of school hours. With a focus on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character/Leadership Development, BGCV is providing youth with the opportunity to build the skills needed to succeed in today’s globally competitive workforce. Club programs at five sites help kids ages 5-18 build healthy habits and provide opportunities for them to become resilient leaders through mentorship, accountability and modeling good behavior. In 2018, we embarked on a new five-year strategic plan that includes goals to double the impact of the programs we offer the community.
BGCV understands that sustainability is an important part of meeting our community’s needs. We plan for sustainability from the beginning of every project by securing community support, partnering with other organizations and businesses in the area and developing a plan to solicit ongoing financial support. We sustain all of our programs with philanthropic support from our community, including an annual gala and poker tournament, grants, individual giving as well as a separate 501c3 Foundation built by planned gifts.
Learn more about how you can get involved with our programs and make an impact at bgcvista.org.