Cal Coast Cares Foundation

The mission of the Cal Coast Cares Foundation is to help local 学生 attain their goals of earning a college education. The foundation, which was established by California Coast to honor the legacy of the teachers who started the credit union, provides scholarships for high school seniors, foster 学生, 以及圣地亚哥和河滨县的教育工作者. Since its inception in 2015, the foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants! 今年,我们很荣幸能再颁发26万美元奖金.


加州海岸关怀基金会奖学金申请期现已截止, 面向即将上大学的高中生和现在或以前的寄养青少年.

In 2024, 加州海岸关怀基金会很乐意提供186美元,奖学金给有资格的大学生, graduating high school seniors, and foster 学生 who are in or have been in 圣地亚哥或河滨县的寄养项目 to pursue accredited degrees. 该基金会还通过资助课堂项目来支持当地教育工作者.

加州海岸信用合作社于1929年由当地教育工作者创立, and the non-profit Cal Coast Cares Foundation was created in 2015 to continue their legacy by supporting the local education community, including teachers, 学生, 和工作人员.

High School—This scholarship award program recognizes outstanding 学生 for their dedication to academic excellence and community leadership. The James L. McPheters Scholarship Program honors former California Coast Credit Union President/CEO James L. McPheters在为信用合作社服务了21年后退休. These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in San Diego or Riverside counties to help further their education.


Application Checklist

Current and Former Foster Youth—This scholarship award program is for high school seniors and current college 学生 who are in, or have been in, 圣地亚哥或河滨县的寄养项目. 奖学金的目的是帮助培养青年进一步深造.


Application Checklist

有关学生奖学金的问题,请联系Brittany Rodriguez: brodriguez@esa-art.com.

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Tips for a Successful Application

Current College Students—Through partnership with local colleges, scholarships are awarded to provide monetary support to current college 学生 in need of assistance with academic expenses. 请访问你的大学的财政援助部门的指导方针和申请.

Giving Back


加州海岸关怀基金会很高兴地宣布,它已经奖励了160多美元,为即将上大学的高三学生提供奖学金, 在圣地亚哥或河滨县培养学生和在校大学生! A list of the 2023 student scholarship awardees is below (note that foster youth names have been omitted for privacy).

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Educator Grants

The purpose of the Cal Coast Cares Foundation Educator Grants is to provide teachers in K-12 public, private or charter schools, community and state colleges/universities in San Diego or Riverside counties with monetary support for class projects in any of the STREAM fields (Science, 技术, 阅读, Engineering, 艺术, 和数学).

Eligibility Requirements

有明确目标的项目可获得500 - 2500美元的资助, a strong evaluation component and indicate heavy student involvement with a goal of enhanced learning outcomes. 以下是申请人和项目的资格要求:

1. Grant applicant must be teaching in K-12 public, private or charter schools, 圣地亚哥或河滨县的社区或州立学院/大学.

2. 申请者可以申请$500 - $2,500来支持他们的STREAM相关项目.

3. A maximum of two (2) teachers from the same school will be eligible to receive funding within the same application period.

4. Project must:

  • Be STREAM related (Science, 技术, 阅读, Engineering, 艺术, or Math) for class projects 
  • Demonstrate a clear and compelling need
  • 说明定义良好的、可测量的和现实的目标和目标
  • Have a detailed budget for the project
  • Lead teacher must provide evidence of teaching experience and knowledge of the project subject matter

5. 加州海岸信用社的员工和他们的家人, 和加州海岸志愿者官员没有资格获得拨款.

6. Funds can be used to purchase equipment or project materials, but cannot be used for the following: 

  • 日常学校用品,如:钢笔,铅笔,胶水,记号笔或纸
  • Field trip expenses
  • Food or prize expenses
  • Transportation costs
  • 教师工资、补偿和/或奖励
  • Teacher training/development program expenses

Award recipients are required to submit a report on project outcomes to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation within one year of receipt of funding. 还需要评估表格申请并有资格获得未来的资助.

Selection Committee


Selection criteria includes: 

  • Meeting eligibility requirements as outlined
  • Clarity and quality of the application
  • Educator credentials and experience
  • 需求(经济、教师和学生的需求)
  • Project impact and relevance in STREAM areas
  • 同意在奖助金颁发后一年内提交一份报告
  • 同意允许加州海岸大学使用拨款项目成果, 故事, educator name, 在加州海岸的社区教育和宣传宣传中提供图片
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支持ing Local Educators and Students

自2015年成立以来,非营利性的加州海岸关怀基金会1 对整个地区学生和教师的生活产生了巨大的影响.

The Foundation, 由加州海岸信用合作社作为独立的501(c)(3)非营利组织成立, 为教师提供补助金,并为即将上大学的高中毕业生提供奖学金, 包括为现在或以前的寄养青少年设立的特别项目, in San Diego and Riverside counties.

“我们的董事会强烈希望帮助培养青少年,” said Todd Lane, Vice Chair of the Foundation and CEO & President of California Coast Credit Union. “The board established a special set of criteria for foster applicants including fast-tracking first year recipients to allow them to easily qualify for a 2nd year scholarship as long as they met some very basic requirements. We feel this provides these 学生 with an added degree of certainty and support that is probably lacking in other parts of their lives as they work through their special set of challenges.”

One of those former foster 学生 to benefit from the Cal Coast Cares scholarship is Alexis Tenney, who is attending Grossmont College in La Mesa. 她正在申请奖学金,以追求她父母所激励的职业目标. “获得奖学金证明我所有的努力都是有回报的. Because of the money I received, 我将能够获得我的法医学学位,很少或没有学生债务剩余,” said Tenney.

The Foundation has also directly impacted countless classrooms in the area through grants to teachers for classroom projects in the STREAM (Science, 技术, 阅读, 艺术 和数学) topics. 从水培温室项目到机器人技术,赠款对所有项目都有帮助, chemistry kits and much more.

Teresa Basin, 穆列塔铁路牧场小学四年级教师, 是否有一位最近获得课堂奖助金的学生.  她称赞该基金会帮助她激发了年轻人的思想. “The learning that takes place in the classroom should not only be academically rigorous, but also fun and engaging for 学生. 因为(基金会)的慷慨捐赠, my 学生 will be able to use the Robotic Legos as they collaborate in teams and solve real-world problems as they explore the world of engineering and science.”

The Cal Coast Cares Foundation hosts two signature annual fundraisers: a popular golf tournament and the Illuminate Pathways reception. The Foundation has been able to increase the number of scholarships and grants provided each year thanks to the generous financial contributions of community and business supporters. 

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How You Can Help

Thank you for considering a donation to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation to help us continue our efforts to support our local San Diego and Riverside county educators and 学生 through our grant and scholarships programs. 

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加州海岸关怀基金会与汽车协会合作3, another reputable non-profit organization, 收集各种各样的车辆捐赠(即使是那些不再运行的车辆)!)  

80% of the net proceeds for each vehicle donated will go back to supporting the Cal Coast Cares Foundation.

  1. 加州海岸关怀基金会是一个501(c)(3)非营利组织. Federal Tax ID Number 47-5249703.
  2. 根据法律规定,现金捐赠可以免税. 更多信息请咨询您的税务顾问.
  3. Charitable Adult Rides & 服务 (CARS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that administers and also benefits from this donation.

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