SAY San Diego awarded $50,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation

SAY San Diego is the grateful recipient of a $50,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation, for our Bridges to Success program to support individuals and families severely impacted by the current pandemic. This critical funding will allow SAY to help families from spiraling into irrecoverable crisis related to shelter and basic needs.  Bridges to Success addresses potentially catastrophic challenges from unexpected job loss and other unforeseen issues that impact a family’s ability to pay for full rent, utilities, medical/dental, baby items, education-related needs, transportation, or food and other basic needs.

Nancy Gannon Hornberger, CEO of SAY San Diego expressed her appreciation, stating,

“SAY San Diego is deeply grateful to our partners at The San Diego Foundation, for bringing hope and needed care to youth, families and community. This timely, critical support enables us to meet urgent needs at this unusually difficult time. Together, we are moving forward.”

About the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation was created in partnership with San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, San Diego Gas & Electric, United Way of San Diego County, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, NEWS 8 and Alliance Healthcare Foundation to receive donations and make rolling rapid response grants to nonprofit organizations supporting impacted communities, particularly those that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences. Grants focus on food security; other essential living expenses; emergent needs such as closing the digital divide; and rent and utility payment support. Thousands of individuals, businesses and foundations have contributed to the Fund, and 100 percent of donations are provided to nonprofits. Learn more at