Here are the charities that we are supporting in 2019. The Membership votes on new charities every March. For more information on our charity selection process, read details on our process.
San Diego Center for the blind
San Diego Center for the Blind (SDCB) provides the first step toward adjustment to vision loss through its comprehensive and specialized rehabilitation program. These services greatly impact the vision impaired individuals' responses to his or her disability and their ultimate return to an independent lifestyle in their community. Accurate and timely rehabilitation efforts will facilitate the individual's adjustment to their vision loss.
challenged sailors of san diego
Challenged Sailors San Diego provides therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well-being, and independence. We operate a fleet of 8 Martin16 sailboats which are specially rigged for adaptive sailing and can be sailed by anyone with almost any physical disability. CSSD operates from Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island and sail most Friday’s and Saturdays year ‘round.
autism tree project foundation
Founded in 2003, Autism Tree Project Foundation is dedicated to improving communities in San Diego County and The Bay Area by assisting with Education, Advocacy, Early Intervention Preschool Screening, Research and Mentoring for families impacted by autism. ATPF provides free Early Intervention Preschool Screenings to over 2,000 youth annually with over 16,700 preschoolers screened to date since 2006.
Good neighbor project
Founded in 2008, the mission of the Good Neighbor Project is to offer hands-on educational programs, and other events and activities that build life skills and improve the quality of life for inner- city youth and families. The people served by these programs are low income and often times have other barriers. In addition, many of them live in the federally designated Promise Zone area, where the median income is two- times lower than the rest of San Diego and 41% of all residents live below the poverty line.
Mama’s Kitchen, a community-driven organization, believes that everyone is entitled to the basic necessity of life — nutritious food. Our nutrition services improve the lives of women, men, and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses. We provide three medically-tailored, home-delivered meals, for every day of the year, to San Diego County residents (& their children) who are battling the debilitating effects of their illness. We also provide food pantry services and nutrition education and counseling.
paralyzed veterans of America
The mission of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Cal-Diego Chapter (PVA) is to improve the quality of life of U.S. Armed Forces veterans and others who have spinal cord injury or dysfunction through the use of education, advocacy, research, sports and recreation and communication. PVA is a holistic, one-on-one, partner for life. We provide support to any veteran, regardless of their ability level, and their families and caregivers, as a direct service provider, with many programs.