Grantor Update
Winter 2020

Thank you to all our incredible grantors for your support in 2020!

November 2020
City of Escondido CDBG – $100,000 for renovations to our new North County Center
Union Bank – $20,000 in COVID response funding

October 2020
Ross Stores – $500 for interview clothes for Corpsmembers
Union Bank – $5,000 for general operating support
US Bank – $7,500 for general operating support

September 2020
California Native Plant Society – $500 for improvements to Urban Corps’ rooftop garden
California Fire Safe Council – $83,055 grant for brush clearance on canyon rims in the City of Chula Vista

June 2020
Cushman Foundation – $5,000 for general operating support

May 2020
SDG&E – $150,000 grant to provide defensible space around homes of low-income, elderly and disabled San Diegans
SDG&E – $15,000 Environmental Champions grant for needed restoration work at Hacienda Creek in the City of Vista

April 2020
City of San Diego CPPS – $10,000 for community beautification activities in District 4
City of San Diego CPPS – $6,000 in general COVID relief funds from District 2
Pacific Western Bank – $10,000 in COVID response funding
Bank of America – $10,000 for general operating support

March 2020
Nonprofits United – $750 for safety equipment

February 2020
Kiwanis Club of San Diego – $3,000 for 60 pairs of boots for Escondido students
County Employee Charitable Organization (CECO) – $2,266 for an industrial sized refrigerator for North County Center
Assistance League of North Inland County – $15,000 for environmental project equipment for our North County Center

January 2020
County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program – $17,871 for IT support and infrastructure at our North County Center


Thank you for your support!

Urban Corps of San Diego County Receives $100,000
Donation From Guild Giving Foundation

Money will be useds to help young adults with education and job training

Urban Corps of San Diego County received a $100,000 donation from the Guild Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Guild Mortgage to deliver on its commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities. The money will be used to help Urban Corps continue its mission to provide young adults ages 18-26 a second chance for a high school diploma while giving them the tools to expand their career opportunities through paid job training.

“The Guild Giving Foundation and Guild Mortgage are long-time supporters of Urban Corps and we can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Kyle Kennedy, CEO of Urban Corps of San Diego County. “This donation will help us continue to give our Corpsmembers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and receive life skills and paid job training that will put them on the road to success. In our 2022 fiscal year, 66 Corpsmembers graduated with their high school diplomas, 20 percent are headed to college and 80 percent are employed.”

The donation was raised from Guild Giving Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Social that included golf, dinner and a silent auction with items such as vacation packages, sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences.

“The Guild Giving Foundation is committed to giving back to communities where Guild Mortgage employees and customers live,” said Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild Mortgage. “We encourage our employees to volunteer, support financial literacy and deliver on our commitment to provide shelter and inspire positive change. Urban Corps is an organization that provides a positive change in San Diego County and we are proud to donate and help them with their mission of education and paid job training.”

About the Urban Corps of San Diego County

Founded in 1989, Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults ages 18-26 the tools to expand their career opportunities through paid job training, support services and a second chance to earn a high school diploma.

For more information or to join Urban Corps, visit and follow us on Twitter (@SDUrbanCorps), Facebook & Instagram (@sandiegourbancorps), TikTok (@urbancorps) and LinkedIn.

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