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lasting impact

“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


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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.




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 Clinic

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

Diversionary Theatre

Friends of Balboa Park


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

NTC Foundation

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


Birch Aquarium

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

National University

Outdoor Outreach

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

   Day Care

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SDSU Marching Aztecs

Urban Life Ministries Incorporated

USD, Hahn School of Nursing

USD, School of Leadership and

Education Sciences

Voices for Children

Social Services

A Reason to Survive

Alpha Behavioral Health Services

Alpha Project for the Homeless

American Red Cross – San Diego/Imperial

   Counties Chapter

The Arc of San Diego

Burn Institute

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

Second Chance

Senior Community Centers of San Diego

Serving Seniors

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

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