FY 2014-2015 Community Enhancement Allocations

DATE: June 18, 2014
TO:  Mr. Thomas Pastuszka, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
RE: FY 2014-2015 Community Enhancement Allocations

The following is submitted as my recommended First District allocations for the 2014-2015 Community Enhancement Program:

Organization Name



A Reason To Survive

CRISIS to CAREERS: Strengthening an Arts-Based Pipeline for Youth Success HEAL (therapeutic arts), INSPIRE (arts education) and EMPOWER (Creative College and Career Readiness) for at-risk youth ages 5-23 in San Diego.


Accessible San Diego

Overview for Beach Access Plan - Meet with local city lifeguards for Imperial Beach, Coronado City Beach, and lifeguards for Silver Strand State Beach to design overview for Beach Access Plan including replacement of existing old power beach chairs and update training lifeguard staff to manage power beach chair programs.


Aguinaldo Foundation

Philippine Independence Day Youth Program.

Philippine Independence Grand Ball.





Alumni Association of the William J. Oakes Boys & Girls Club


Pizza night - A 'back to school' event for the members and families of the William J. Oakes Boys & Girls Club - an incentive for youngsters to stay in school.


Annual pancake breakfast.


Soap Box Derby.


American Youth Hostels, Inc.

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours of San Diego - The development of self-guided bike tours along scenic and historic routes.

8th Annual San Diego Peace Building Conference.

58th Annual Christmas Bicycle Trip.


Arc of San Diego, The

Vocational training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities who work on community beautification and maintenance programs throughout San Diego County.


Armed Services YMCA of the USA - San Diego Branch

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show.


Asian Business Association, San Diego

Mobile App Development, and Website Integration - Help to enhance, maintain, and support the app.

Update website to incorporate app functions such as the match-making tool that will connect buyers and suppliers automatically.

Lunar New Year Celebration, Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala.

Rice Club Educational Luncheons and mixers - Location rental and AV.


Bach Collegium San Diego

South County Early Music Outreach.


Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Creation and distribution of Community Access Passes (CAP).


BAME Renaissance, Inc.

Taking Back Our Alleys Arts-based Neighborhood Safety and Beautification Project.



BID Foundation

Micro District Internet Presence.


BIOCOM Institute

EXPO Day at Petco Park.


Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego

Gator By The Bay Festival.


Bonita Business & Professional Association, Inc.

16th Annual Rootin Tootin Chili Cook-Off & Fair - Benefit for the Bonita Public Safety Center.

Bonitafest Kick-Off Benefit.

Executive Director Salary.

42nd Annual Wild West Bonitafest Parade and street banners to advertise and greet traffic.

42nd Annual Wild West Bonitafest.


Bonita Historical Society, The

General Museum Expenses - Advertising, printing, copies, office, computer, facility supplies, general Museum events.

Executive Director salary.

Insurance - Liability, accident, workman's compensation insurance.


Bonita Optimist Club

Bonitafest Melodrama Project.

Journey of the Skeletons.


Cabrillo Festival, Inc.

51st Annual Cabrillo Festival.


California State Games

2014 California State Games.



MIXX Concert Series - Introducing a new series of three concerts at Bread & Salt, a design hub in Barrio Logan for architects, artists of all kinds and designers. Collaboration with Waters Fine Food by offering an eclectic “pop-up” dining experience to follow the evening musical performance.


Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation

Winter Festival 2014 - Annual event in Logan Heights for the residents and their guests from Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, Barrio Logan, Grant Hill and surrounding areas.


Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce

Promotion of Chula Vista and San Diego County.

Chula Vista Visitor Center operations.

Upgrade the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau (CONVIS) websites, professional services related to the website upgrade and maintenance programming expenses.


City of Chula Vista

Chula Vista Harbor Fest 2014.


Classics for Kids, Inc.

In school workshops for children. Hands on workshops, aligned to common core standards that foster connections in arts, science and other subjects and lead to enhanced creative thinking.


Common Ground Theatre

San Diego Theatre Artists Repertory School (STARS).

Funding for set construction for the plays 'Pecong' and 'Nativity: A Soulful Celebration'.


Computers 2 SD Kids

Computer Training Program at the San Diego Public Library.

Technology Program.

Military Technology Support Program.


CONNECT Foundation

Nearsourcing Initiative.


Cooper Family Foundation

Juneteenth set-up - Insurance, police, security, traffic control sign, permits, fencing, portable toilets, generators, tables, chairs and tents.

Food court - Purchase food and supplies to give out free lunch at the event: hot dogs, hot links, potato salad, bake beans, hot dog buns, forks and napkins.

Fun zone - Rental of gates, jumpers, super slide, popcorn, cotton candy, arts and crafts.

Main and Teen Stages - Rental of stages and public address systems, amplifiers, speakers, sub-woofers, wedge monitors, graphic equalizer, microphones, DJ's and cables.

Juneteenth Education - Set-up Juneteenth video, display boards, black history wall, marketing and advertising.


Coronado Historical Association

Exhibition Development.


Cortez Racing Association

Annual BC Racing Series - A 10-week series of sailboat racing in San Diego Bay, on Wednesday nights starting on May 28, 2014.


Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc.

BPC-PAC 2015 Philippine Master Performance.

BPC-PAC 2015 Educational Kiosks and Displays.

BPC-PAC 2015 Marketing and Advertising.

BPC-PAC 2015 Student Performance Competition.


Cygnet Theatre Company

In-School Student Workshops.


Diamond Business Association, Inc.                                                                 

Diamond District Marketing and Shop Diamond Campaign - Business District and Shop Local Marketing Campaign.

The Diamond Graffiti Art Banner Series Cultural Art Beautification Project.

Taste of the Diamond - Local Food Tasting Event.

Music, Food & Cultural Arts Festival.


Downtown San Diego Partnership

Purchase new trash receptacles to replace missing or damaged/old cans.

Install, maintain and enhance landscaping and beautification program in downtown. Sidewalk planters, hanging baskets, lights in trees and landscaping.

Provide downtown homeless the opportunity to reconnect with family or friends outside San Diego by providing bus passes in exchange for working one day with Clean & Safe maintaining downtown streets.

Sidewalk pressure washing.


Elite SDVOB Network

Pre-Veterans Day Event and Golf Classic.

Economic Development and Employment Readiness Workshop for Veterans.

Host the quarterly meeting of the Advisory Council for Veterans to present throughout California.

San Diego Veterans Outreach Meetings.

Disabled Veteran Business Growth means Jobs.


Environmental Health Coalition

SALTA Land Use Planning Training Program.

Energy and Lead Education.

SALTA Environmental Health Training Program.

Annual Awards Celebration.


Equinox Center

Leaders 2020 - Funding for educational sustainability forums and BoardNEXT, a non-profit board governance training and placement program.

2015 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard - Funding for printing, graphic design, research, and marketing.


Firefighters Advisory Council to the Burn Institute

FIRE EXPO/Firefighter Demolition Derby 2015.


Food & Beverage Association of San Diego County

Responsible Alcohol Beverage Server (RABS) Training.

Hospitality Business Orientation.


Fourth District Seniors Resource Center

Older Americans Recognition Luncheon.

A Juneteenth Day Celebration.

African Americans - A Celebration of Cultural Richness - February, Black History Month event.


Friends Of San Diego Wildlife Refuges, Inc.

Discovery Labs - Promote coastal and wetland science topic events.

STEM, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards at Tijuana Estuary.

Funding for substitute teachers and transportation.


George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.

Community Engagement - Retention of community engagement staff to build family, volunteer, and business relationships across the communities where Glenner operates.


Girls Rising

Wait List Elimination - Big Sister outreach, screening, and training; professional match support to ensure longevity; administration of standardized outcome evaluations, data tracking; and more.

Annual Campout - Partner with Outdoor Outreach for a summertime overnight camping trip. Funding for food and beverage, transportation, and equipment.

Back to School Picnic and Low Ropes Course - Annual event providing Little Sisters with backpacks, school supplies, and a gathering to set goals for the upcoming school year. Provide a Low Ropes Course focused on confidence and team building. Funding for food and beverage for the day.

Holiday Party - Funding for venue rental, food and beverage, a craft activity, and gifts for all of the Little Sisters.


Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Strengthen Regional Business Competitiveness and Cross Border Trade - Develop domestic and international policies that raise San Diego's business profile as part of the advocacy arm of the Chamber. Provide assistance to the regional business community in their attempts to enter foreign markets through exposure to important international governments and businesses.

Funding for Regional Economic Research - Continue to provide topical economic analyses educating the regions thought leaders and promoting San Diego County and its business base.


High Tech High (Chula Vista)

2nd Annual Chula Vista Dia de los Muertos.

High Tech High Chula Vista Mobile Arts Gallery.


I Love A Clean San Diego County, Inc.

Creek to Bay Cleanup 2015.

Coastal Cleanup Day 2014.


ICF Center for Cross Border Philanthropy

Day of Play - Free family event designed to encourage healthy food choices for children and families through hands-on cooking and healthy snack preparation activities.

Field Trip Program - 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from low income regions in three separate annual field trips that provide hands on health, environmental science, and cooking education lessons.


Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Fall carnival pumpkin patch w/pumpkins, entertainment and more.

Chamber overhead expenses; staff, supplies and marketing.

Taste of IB - Tickets to taste and experience local store and restaurants.

Christmas Comes to IB - Tree lighting ceremony, raffles, games and entertainment.

Brochure and information center offering flyers and maps for San Diego and Imperial Beach.


Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Funding for rental of a stage, sound systems, and lighting.

Advertising costs for the San Diego Blues Festival - Funding for TV, radio, print and online media. 

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Blues Festival Sponsorship - Two-day family-friendly music festival fundraiser and food drive.

Musicians for the San Diego Blues Festival - Funding to offset the cost of the Blues Festival musicians.


Jacobs Center for Non-Profit Innovation

Jacobs Presents and Cultural Celebrations Series - Expand the Cultural Celebrations series at its outdoor amphitheater and feature internationally renowned artists for its Jacobs Presents Concert Series at Celebration Hall, its 750-seat indoor venue, throughout the year.


Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana

2014 Japan-America Grassroots Summit in the San Diego Region - Approximately 150 guests from Japan visit San Diego County for home stays and intercultural activities.


Junior Achievement of San Diego, Inc.

Junior Achievement Annual Volunteer Recognition Events 2014.


Kalusugan (Good Health) Community Services

Filipino American Arts and Cultural Festival.


Lambda Archives of San Diego

Lambda Archives exhibit program.

Year-Round Student Internship Program (SIP).


Lambs Players Theatre

Education outreach programs  - Age-appropriate school assembly programs, drama camps and residencies serve 25,000-30,000 K-12 students/year throughout the County.

Mainstage productions in Coronado and Downtown San Diego.


LEAD San Diego, Inc.

Creation of a Leadership Resource Bank.


Mainly Mozart, Inc.

Mainly Mozart Festival 2015.

Mozart & the Mind: Exploring the Music-Brain Effect Symposium & partnership with UCSD.

Engaging the Adult Amateur programs.

Youth initiatives, outreach, and special needs programs.

Chamber Music - Spotlight Series, Festival Chamber Players, and Evolution.


MainStreet Coronado, Ltd.

MotorCars on MainStreet Car Show.


Malashock Dance and Company

Education Outreach Program: Math in Motion.


Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

San Salvador Galleon Construction Project.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego

Over 30 community concerts, two special events, civic event performances, and extended outreach to high schools throughout San Diego County. Funding for choir operations costs, enhanced community outreach efforts and operating costs.


MCRD Museum Historical Society

Digitization of MCRD Newspaper Chevron 1946-1953 - Digitize historic bound copies of the Depot newspaper, The Chevron, for years 1946-1953.

Purchase Education Trunk Mexican American War - Education trunk contains replica period uniforms and equipment from the Marine Corps use in the Mexican American War. This historic period is covered in the San Diego social studies curriculum.

Create and Distribute Marine Corps Recruit Depot Historic Photo Book - Scan, digitize, and reprint historic Marine Corps Recruit Depot photos from the first arrival of Marines in Southern California, through the present day.


Media Arts Center San Diego

The 22nd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.



Mind Treasures                             

Neighborhood Financial Literacy - 12 weekly, 60-90 minute, daytime or after-hour Financial Literacy enrichment workshops offered at public schools, community centers, and faith-based organizations for groups of 25-35 participants each.


Miracle Babies

Healthy Women Healthy Children (HWHC) Outreach.

Healthy Women Healthy Children Case Management.

7th Annual Miracle Babies 5K, May 2015.


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

View Magazine (Countywide) - An award-winning newsletter to promote all of the Museum programs to its members, visitors, and tourists from around the world. It is sent to media contacts across the U.S., to promote San Diego County as a cultural tourist destination.


New Children's Museum, The

General exhibition development which includes the funding to maintain current Feast exhibition and funding for development of two new exhibitions.


NTC Foundation

Friday Night Liberty (FNL).

NTC History Project.


Old Globe Theatre

Produce 14 professional theatre productions in The Old Globe's three Balboa Park theatres.

Reach underserved communities by launching a new touring Shakespeare program featuring professional actors performing in a variety of nontraditional settings throughout San Diego County - including military bases, community centers, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly and correctional facilities.

Year-round educational activities for children and adults will include a free student matinee program, the Grinch Children's Initiatives, the Shakespeare Initiatives, professional development programs for educators, Community Voices (a playwriting program), seminars, workshops, lectures and other programs.


OnStage Playhouse

Advertising and Promotion of OnStage Playhouse theater productions.

Dia de los Muertos Event.


Optimist Club of Imperial Beach

Kids N Kastles - Sandcastle building competition for children twelve and under. Children work (sculpt) in teams of five and sculpt in 15' x 15' plots south of the Imperial Beach pier.


Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce

MEXPORT Trade Show.



Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Leadership Training and Internship Program.

Monarch School Summer Camp Program.

Youth Outdoors! Explore San Diego County Parks.

Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) Outdoor Education Program.


Pacific Arts Movement

The 15th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.


Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza-Hope, Inc.

Community Youth Programs.

Community Senior Outreach Program.

Symposiums and Town Forums.

Multi-Cultural Diversity Fair.


Parade Band Foundation, Inc.

Otay Ranch Town Center Parade Band Review & Community Festival.



Parol Festival.

Philippine Dance Classes.

27th Annual Jr. PASACAT Concert.

Extravaganza Concert.


PAWS San Diego County, Inc. 

PAWS Pantry - Distribution of pet food to individuals who are homeless or in transition and whose companion animals provide stability, comfort, and support during those economically challenging times.


Point Loma Association

Utility Box Art - Professional artists are contracted to transform unsightly urban industrial structures into community enhancing objects of art depicting local waterfront scenes, wildlife and plantings.


Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU)

Fall Festival.



Point Loma Rotary Endowment Fund, Inc.

Ride the Point - The 2nd Annual Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Tour of Point Loma.


Point Loma Summer Concerts

Point Loma Summer Concerts.



Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Greater San Diego County

A series of six 2-hour workshops on school garden topics. Funding for workshop materials, publicity, refreshments, and speaker stipends.

Part-time staff to provide advice, resource, and support to school gardens. Coordinate a series of workshops for staff and volunteers who coordinate school gardens - networking and information sharing. Funding for salary and benefits of one part-time member of staff; travel to meetings and workshops.

Mini grants for school gardens - Small grants of $1,000 each to be awarded to 10 school gardens to purchase soil, tools, seeds, plants, irrigation equipment, and other supplies and materials required to help develop and sustain school gardens.


Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, Inc.

Cultural Festival.



San Diego Ballet

South Bay Arts Partnership.


San Diego Bowl Game Association

Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl.



San Diego Childrens Choir (SDCC)

SDCC: Excellence for Children.

SDCC: Holiday Performances.

SDCC: Intermediate Mini Tour.

SDCC: Music to Sing By - The Music to Sing By Program.

SDCC: Neighborhood Choir Program.


San Diego Chinese Historical Society & Museum

Enhancement of social networking pages, monthly e-newsletter and museum blog in coordination with the main museum web site www.sdchm.org.

Write, publish, and distribute a quarterly newsletter by mail and on the museum website www.sdchm.org to publish museum activities, attract visitors, and educate the public.

Present at least two original exhibits during FY 2014/15 showcasing Chinese or Chinese American art, culture, and/or history in order to educate the public and attract cultural tourists.


San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB)

Funding to market SDCYB programs, including classes and productions throughout San Diego and nationally through print, television/radio and online, as well as exploring other language options to reach a more diversified audience.

Salary for staff to build and facilitate relationships between current and prospective schools and homeschool programs; develop, structure and coordinate all of SDCYB's community outreach and home school programming.

Planning and implementation of Fairy Tales in the Park - Funding for planning, festival supplies and marketing materials.

Salary for marketing and public relations coordinator.


San Diego Convention & Tourist Bureau

National Geographic Documentary 'World Smart Cities.'


San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

Funding for the annual 'open streets' event, CicloSDias, in San Diego County.


San Diego Dance Theater

Trolley Dances 2014.


Library Dances in the City of Chula Vista.


San Diego Diplomacy Council

Increase Staffing for Program Management and Business Development.

Quarterly Global Networking Events.


San Diego Filipino-American Humanitarian Foundation, Inc.

Annual Fiesta Filipiniana.

San Diego Fil-Am Archive Center at the Philippine Library & Historical Heritage Museum.

Purchase computer for library and museum use.
Recondition and service sound system; re-paint interior and ceiling of the museum.


San Diego Futures Foundation

Funding to purchase and install technology, train seniors to use the technology and provide a call center to answer questions regarding its use.


San Diego Grantmakers

Funding for the SDG Annual Conference.

Funding to support SDG efforts to connect grantmakers from throughout San Diego County to knowledge and best practices to enhance their grantmaking activities.


San Diego Guild of Puppetry, Inc.                                                                 

Funding to bring Dori Smith’s magical new puppet assembly production, “Bullies Can Be Stopped,” into underserved elementary schools in San Diego County at free or reduced rates.


San Diego Hall of Champions, Inc.

Contract for the creation and implementation of a free, proprietary mobile application exclusive to the San Diego Hall of Champions.


San Diego Historical Society

Education, outreach and public programs for children and adults.


San Diego Junior Theatre

Free and reduced ticket program for County schools, community service organizations, and seniors for each of our eleven productions.


San Diego Master Chorale

Senior Outreach - The Memory Muse - Funding for equipment, materials, music, transportation and music therapy expert.

Elementary school outreach - Funding for equipment, materials and music.

Performance tour of the County. Funding for venue  and production costs.


San Diego Military Advisory Council

SPAWAR Economic Impact Study.



San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Inc.

Printing and distribution of rack cards.

Free standing museum pedestals.

Funding for five billboards positioned throughout San Diego County for twelve weeks.


San Diego Museum Council, Inc.

Night at the Museums 2015.

Museum Month - Funding to offer half-price admission to more than 40 museums throughout February 2015.


San Diego Music Foundation

Funding for the design, printing and distribution of marketing materials at community events and at regional and national music industry events to promote San Diego.


Funding for San Diego Music Thing website enhancement.


San Diego Performing Arts League

Region-wide Centralization Project for Performing Arts Organizations in San Diego County.

Arts Tix Information Services.

San Diego Performing Arts League Development Campaign.

The Arts Tix Box Office/Information Booth Relocation.

The Star Awards Volunteer Recognition Program.


San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Operation San Diego - Funding to implement a plan of defined priorities with the private sector and City of San Diego sharing burden of the costs.

Global San Diego - Export Initiative in partnership with the Brooking's Institution and regional partners based on an export market assessment.

Disaster Resiliency Study in partnership with Red Cross.


San Diego Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Education Program-Project Discovery - Funding for transportation, curriculum, and access to live theatre for at least 1000 students throughout San Diego county.


San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project

Improved Community Outreach - Funding for program development, staffing, and marketing.

Funding to outfit The Truck Farm Truck.

Funding for Farm School Expansion.


San Diego Second Chance Program

Urban Garden Programs.

Job Readiness Training Programs.


San Diego Sportfishing Council

Kids Fishing Program & Free Fishing Tournament.

Year round marketing program promoting sportfishing from San Diego and related tourism.

Day at the Docks.


San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association

Orchestra performances at the Jacobs Music Center and the Summer Pops venue.

Music Education and Community Engagement.


San Diego Urban League

1st Annual: great gospel music on top of the flight deck of the famous USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.

2014 Equal Opportunity Summit.

2015 Golden Pyramid Scholars.

Young Professionals Regional Conference.


San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Concert hall rentals.


Funding for truck rental to move large musical instruments and equipment.

Printed Concert Book - Funding for design, photography and printing.


Shaback, Inc.                                

Jazz at the Creek 2014-2015.

Annual Christmas Extravaganza.


Sherman Heights Community Center

Jovenes! Summer Camp.

20th Annual Sherman Heights Dia de los Muertos Celebration.

18th Annual San Diego Latino Music Festival.


So Say We All                                      

Greenroom Writing Workshop.

Video Audio Monologue Performance (VAMP).


South County Economic Development Council

Economic Development in South County.



St. Rose of Lima Parish-Sister Dolores Social Outreach                                 

Community Gardening - Provide soil and seeds to  neighborhood volunteer gardening groups that would learn to grow and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables from their own backyards and will donate their surplus harvest to the food bank to build sustainability to the project.


Starlings Volleyball Clubs, USA

Starlings National Championship.



Surfrider Foundation

Beach cleanup program.


Sustainable Surplus Exchange

ENGAGE SAN DIEGO! - A reuse/recycle campaign that fosters corporations’ social responsibility through the donation of surplus items for repurposing.

Bring Your Own Box (BYOB) - Monthly event where teachers and nonprofits are invited to bring an empty box and fill it with FREE office supplies.


Teatro Mascara Magica

24th annual production of 'La Pastorela'.


Third Avenue Village Association

Branded Banner Program - Funding for design, fabrication and installation of branded banners.


Travelers Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

Tourism Enhancement.



Urban Corps of San Diego County

Community Service Event - Funding for event coordination, transportation and event supplies.

Youth transportation passes.


US - Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership           

Smart Border Coalition.



Veterans Memorial Center, Inc.

Purchase replacement tables and folding chairs for museum programs and events.

Replace worn and damaged flooring and carpeting in the museum.

Upgrade existing museum website, upgrade LAN and computer network; hardware and software.


Voices for Children, Inc.

Funding to develop, film, and edit a 10-minute professional video to be used for volunteer recruitment, court tours, and community presentations.
Funding for promotional brochures.

Voices for Children (VFC) banners and billboards.



Collaborate with San Diego Bike Coalition to plan a promote CicloSDias.

Volunteer recruitment, training, and management.
Evaluate participant experience and impact on local businesses.

Develop and conduct fun, educational CicloSDias activities.


Westwind Brass, Inc.

Public concert and educational outreach programs in District One.



11th Annual WILDCOAST Dempsey Pro-Am Surf Contest.


Women's History Reclamation Project, Inc.

San Diego Women's Film Festival.



Write Out Loud

Presentation and marketing of community programs offered throughout San Diego County.


Young Audiences of San Diego

Impacting Lives Through Art.



Zeta Sigma Lambda Foundation, Inc.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr Parade.




Total CE Allocations



Respectfully submitted,


Supervisor, First District