“Las Patronas’ support and generosity allowed us to upgrade our capabilities with the purchase of a new bloodmobile. This will save countless lives in our community.”
- Doug Morton, CEO, San Diego Blood Bank
2023 MAJOR BENEFICIARIES
Las Patronas is proud to partner with these great organizations to support their missions with much needed capital items over $20,000.00. The services these organizations provide improve the lives of people and animals throughout San Diego County.
Van to transport underserved students to after-school programs fostering responsibility and accountability.
The Barrio Logan College Institute breaks the cycle of poverty by preparing underserved students to be the first in their families to go to college. Starting in the third grade, program participants attend after school programs that include academic support, behavioral development, and “college knowledge.” To date, 100% of their students have enrolled in college upon high school graduation. By providing a van to transport students to these and other athletic programs, Las Patronas will help ensure the continued success of Barrio Logan College Institute for additional students in the years to come.
Vehicle to transport children with cancer to critical medical appointments.
The Emilio Nares Foundation helps families navigate their child’s journey with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Its flagship program, Ride With Emilio, ensures that low-income children are able to attend their life-saving treatment appointments on time, every time. Since inception in 2003, ENF has travelled over 1.2 million miles and is able to provide rides to every child in need of transportation in San Diego County. Las Patronas is proud to provide ENF with a van to continue this life-saving work.
Truck to provide transportation, furnishings, and home essentials to transitional age foster youth for their My First Home service.
Just in Time for Foster Youth engages a caring community to help transition youth leaving the foster care system to self-sufficiency. The My First Home Program provides new and used furniture and home essentials to participants, helping them to establish their own safe and secure home, and freeing up resources to go towards other basic needs. This service addresses housing instability and promotes long-term stability to a vulnerable population. A pickup truck funded by Las Patronas will increase JIT’s capacity to serve an even greater number of transitioning youth countywide.
State-of-the-art lighting equipment for three theater spaces.
La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form, telling stories that inspire empathy and create a dialogue toward a more just future. In addition to thought provoking theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse provides creative opportunities for artists of all backgrounds and abilities. By providing state-of-the-art lighting in three theatre spaces, Las Patronas will enable the La Jolla Playhouse to continue providing professional and impactful theatre experiences, save tens of thousands of dollars in annual rental fees, and divert valuable resources to other important programs that directly serve our community.
Vehicle to transport all-scholarship, low-income students to school and other educational experiences.
Nativity Prep Academy seeks to break the cycle of generational poverty by developing students’ and their family’s ability to live a life of opportunity, choice, and service. Nativity Prep Academy is a private-independent, all-scholarship Catholic middle school and college-preparatory program for young men and women from low-income families who represent the first generation to graduate from college. By providing eleven years of support, Nativity Prep Academy enables its students to excel through high school, college, and beyond, becoming role models and leaders in their communities. Las Patronas is proud to fund a van to help the academy increase its reach and serve more students.
Equipment to provide job training for formerly incarcerated adults.
Rise Up Industries’ mission is to minimize gang involvement by providing integrated gang prevention, gang intervention, and post-detention reentry services. By providing a Haas VF-4SS CNC Vertical Machining Center, Las Patronas will support the Reentry Program which provides formerly incarcerated individuals with on-the-job training and real-world work experience that prepares them for successful careers in CNC machining. Every graduate of this specialized program has been hired immediately by local manufacturers, and obtaining careers with living wages helps break the intergeneration cycle of gang involvement in both families and communities.
Truck to expand distribution of food to seniors.
Serving Seniors helps impoverished and homeless seniors thrive using an innovative model of whole-person, wrap-around support including meals, housing, health and social services, and lifelong learning. Serving Seniors is the largest provider of meals to seniors in San Diego County, and one of the only organizations providing such a broad base of services to vulnerable, at-risk older adults. By funding a new, temperature-controlled truck, Las Patronas will help Serving Seniors expand its Home Delivered Meals Program, ensuring that hundreds more homebound seniors have access to hot, nutritious meals throughout the year.
Vehicle to expand career opportunities for young adults.
Founded in 1989, Urban Corps' program model bundles a second chance high school education with paid work experience, industry-recognized certifications, life skills training, supportive services, and college and career placement. Youth ages 18-26 attend Urban Corps Charter School one day a week and participate in job training four days a week in the fields of community improvement services, urban forestry, environmental restoration, recycling, and construction. A truck provided by Las Patronas will fortify Urban Corps’ capacity to meet increasing demand for new projects and provide resources for support services including counseling, career placement, and emergency shelter or food for students.
selection of PAST MAJOR BENEFICIARIES
Blind Recreation Center
Burnham Institute for Medical Research
The Epilepsy Society of SD County
Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc.
Mountain Health and Community Services, Inc.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Parkinson’s Association of San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center
San Diego Blood Bank
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care
Scripps La Jolla Heart Center
Scripps Health Foundation
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
Scripps Polster Breast Care Center
Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Tri-City Hospital Foundation
UCSD Autism Center of Excellence
UCSD Cancer Center – Breast Care Unit
UCSD Division of Biological Sciences
UCSD Regional Burn Center
UCSD Shiley Eye Center
Vista Community Clinic
Whittier Institute for Diabetes
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
California Ballet Company
Christian Community Theatre
Friends of Balboa Park
KPBS – TV / FM
La Jolla Historical Society
La Jolla Music Society
La Jolla Playhouse
Maritime Museum Association of San Diego
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
The New Children’s Museum
Rueben H. Fleet Science Center
The Old Globe Theatre
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Historical Society
San Diego Maritime Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego Opera
San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego Symphony Association
San Diego Zoo Global
Spreckels Organ Society
USS Midway Museum
Boy Scouts of America – San Diego Council
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
Child Abuse Prevention Foundation
The Foundation of La Jolla High School
Girl Scouts, San Diego – Imperial Council
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Just in Time for Foster Youth
Outside the Lens
The Preuss School – UCSD
Pro Kids, The First Tee of San Diego
San Diego Center for Children
San Diego County Library
San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation
San Diego Junior Theatre
San Diego Public Library Foundation
Scripps Clinic & Research Center/Child
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SDSU Marching Aztecs
Urban Life Ministries Incorporated
USD, Hahn School of Nursing
USD, School of Leadership and
Voices for Children
A Reason to Survive
Alpha Behavioral Health Services
Alpha Project for the Homeless
American Red Cross – San Diego/Imperial
The Arc of San Diego
Center for Community Solutions
Canine Companions for Independence
Emilio Nares Foundation
Episcopal Community Services
Father Joe’s Villages
Glenner Memory Care Centers
International Rescue Committee SD
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego
Food Bank Corporation
Kitchens for Good
La Jolla YMCA
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
Meals-on-Wheels, Greater San Diego
National Conflict Resolution Center
Rachel’s Women’s Center
Rebuilding Together San Diego
REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship
Salvation Army of San Diego County
San Diego Fire-Rescue
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Humane Society
San Diego Rescue Mission
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Senior Community Centers of San Diego
So Others May Eat Incorporated
Special Olympics San Diego
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
St. Paul’s Retirement Homes Foundation
St. Vincent de Paul Village
The Twelfth Step House of San Diego
Urban Corps of San Diego
Vista Hill – Stein Education Center
Walden Family Services
YWCA of San Diego County