SAN DIEGO–The California Center for the Arts, Escondido received a $25,000 grant from The San Diego Women’s Foundation for its “My Story: Literacy through the Arts” program. The program offers experiential learning opportunities to local schools with no other arts curriculum, by incorporating art, journaling, story-telling and drama into traditional classroom lessons.
“We’re honored to receive this wonderful grant from The San Diego Women’s Foundation,” said the organization’s interim CEO, Jon Teeuwissen. “Through arts in education, quality programming, affordable rental facilities, and low-cost and free performances, The Center is able to enrich the lives of the community it serves.”
These grants mark the 11th year of granting for The San Diego Women’s Foundation and moves the organization past the $2 million mark in donations to 58 nonprofit programs since its founding. “Our focus on Arts & Culture recognized several outstanding community partners that connect underserved children with artist and cultural experiences,” said Cindy Olmstead, president of The San Diego Women’s Foundation. “These partners have demonstrated a true commitment to K-12 youth, and the results of their programs have enriched the lives of these children as well as their communities.”
The San Diego Women’s Foundation awarded $181,650 to five new community partners at its annual Grants Celebration on June 7 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Grants recognized programs that provide accessible artistic and cultural experiences that engage and educate underserved K-12 youth, while honoring the diversity of the San Diego region.