The latest round of rapid-response grants from the foundation include:
- Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego — $100,000 for food assistance to low-income families nad homebound individuals
- Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank — $200,000 for San Diego Unified School District students who no longer have access to daily school meals
- Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation — $25,000 to help nonprofit organizations in southeastern San Diego
- Neighborhood House Association — $125,000 for food security for seniors and children in underserved communities
- The Salvation Army — $100,000 to provide rent, utility and transportation assistance to economically vulnerable San Diegans in North County
The foundation has raised $6.8 million from more than 1,600 individuals, companies and foundations, earning a $500,000 matching gift from the Dr. Seuss Fund. Recent donations include $200,000 from The California Endowment and a new $500,000 matching campaign from the Halicioglu Family Foundation.
“These are unprecedented times and it is more important than ever that we come together as a community to help each other,” Taner Halicioglu, a technology investor who was one of the first employees at Facebook.
The San Diego Foundation is part of a national movement of more than 270 community foundations that have mobilized over $353 million to aid in the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis through response funds.
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