La Jolla Shores Beach from a bluff in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Jennewein
La Jolla Shores Beach from a bluff in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Now through April 30, 2016, I Love A Clean San Diego will host its first matching campaign with the goal of raising $25,000, it was announced Tuesday.

Charles and Gail Kendall, through their Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, selected the nonprofit as the recipient of a $25,000 grant to build awareness and encourage environmental stewardship through San Diego County. Every dollar donated to ILACSD during March and April will be matched by this grant.

“We are deeply grateful that the Kendalls recognize that engaging San Diego’s future generations will have a lasting and positive impact on our region,” said Pauline Martinson, executive director of I Love A Clean San Diego, “Chuck and Gail Kendall are investing in a clean San Diego.”

I Love A Clean San Diego works with more than 60,000 youth and adults each year to improve the health and beauty of San Diego’s canyons, beaches, waterways, and open spaces.

The Matching Campaign will culminate at the organization’s signature countywide volunteer event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, on Saturday, April 23 at 100 cleanup sites around San Diego County.

Individuals are invited to attend a site in their community to witness their dollars in action. More information about the Creek to Bay Cleanup is available at

Donations can be made securely online at or by mail sent to 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Ste. 150, San Diego, CA 92106.