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Church’s outreach ministry gives $323,000 in grants to local, global nonprofits

A tutor and student working together at Casa de Amistad
A tutor and student working together at Casa de Amistad, a Solana Beach based-nonprofit that fosters the education and character development of underserved children, teens and their families. The nonprofit was among the recipients of a grant from the Solana Beach-based Kingdom Builder Foundation.
(Courtesy Casa de Amistad)

The Solana-Beach based nonprofit Kingdom Builder Foundation gave $323,000 in grants last year for community programs ranging from providing food to offering tutoring to families in need throughout San Diego County and around the world.

The Solana-Beach based nonprofit Kingdom Builder Foundation gave $323,000 in grants last year for community programs ranging from providing food to offering tutoring to families in need throughout San Diego and around the world. The grants ranged from $1,000 to $20,000.

The foundation, which formed in 2007, is an outreach ministry of the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church.

The organizations that received 2020 grants included:

Casa de Amistad, a Solana Beach-based nonprofit that fosters the education and character development of underserved children, teens and their families, to expand the online tutoring program by hiring “hosts” to serve more students.

Foundation Matthew, an Escondido-based nonprofit that provides a community food pantry and food distribution, to improve client web intake/sign-in and website support.

North County Immigration & Citizenship Center, a Solana Beach-based nonprofit formed by members of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church to help immigrants navigate the road to U.S. citizenship, to help build a legal case management system.

One Collective, a global nonprofit based in Elgin, Ill., that transforms communities, to buy a vehicle to transport children with disabilities, pick up medical supplies and deliver eggs.

Servant Project International, a humanitarian organization based in Arlington, Texas, to fund micro-enterprise for women/widows to produce sustainable income once given goats.

Urban Youth Collaborative, a San Diego-based nonprofit coalition of church partners that support student-led faith clubs, which provide physical and spiritual food in San Diego County and Mexico, to provide grocery gift cards for students and their families in need.

Young Life - East County, a nonprofit based in Colorado Springs, Colo., that offers programs, such as camps, that share the good news to teens about God’s love, to pay for half of required training costs for two leaders of color.

The foundation gives grants to Christian missions locally and globally to help “build God’s Kingdom” and is funded by legacy gifts from members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. The foundation has given out $773,000 in total since it was established 14 years ago.

Visit kbfoundation.org

— Linda McIntosh is a writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune


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