We’re excited to share the next group of nonprofits that have received San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Loan Program (SBNLP) funding to continue serving their communities.
Anza-Borrego Foundation protects and preserves the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Anza-Borrego Foundation intends to use the loan for program development, community engagement, and digital content to innovate and expand reach. In a time of immense change, the organization is learning what communities need and how to better serve a broader community to provide unique environmental or outdoor education experiences for all.
Fred Finch CARES
Fred Finch CARES (Center for Autism Research Evaluation and Service) provides support services for children ages two to eighteen living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, and vision and hearing impairments. Due to a decrease in revenue from in-person services, Fred Finch CARES will use the loan for capacity building and expansion of virtual services.
SAY San Diego
SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) San Diego offers social services catering to the needs of infants, youth, and families. Despite setbacks due to COVID-19—including the closure of its Early Childhood Center and fee-for-service programs and reduced staff—SAY was able to offer many programs by telephone or virtually. The loan will allow SAY San Diego to respond to childcare needs and reopen the Early Childhood Center and hire back much-needed staff.
Be There San Diego / San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative
Be There San Diego, the organization that oversees the San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative (SDHQC), is a coalition of patients, communities, healthcare systems, and others working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes. SDHQC brings community-based organizations with health plans together to improve the general population’s health by contracting with both parties to reduce friction and relationships that do not exist. SDHQC plans to use the loan to supplement their cash flow—reduced or delayed due to COVID-19—to continue to pay their community partners and contractors. This will allow their partners to ramp up services and continue enrollment.