2018 Beneficiaries

RSF Rotary Foundation

Mission: Since 1959, the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club has been dedicated to helping others in the community of San Diego, Our Country and Throughout the World. Our club’s philanthropic work is accomplished through our own Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation, a 501(c) 3 a non-profit foundation.

About: Annually we serve various causes, our brave soldiers past and present, USO families, ending hunger, less fortunate children, foster children, the elderly, cancer patients and their families, patients with other unfortunate health challenges, animal causes, young aspiring musicians, dedicated students through scholarship opportunities both domestic and abroad, victims of natural disasters including their displaced pets as well as many others needing a helping hand. “Service Above Self” is not just our goal, it is the way we live our lives.

ConnectMed International

Mission: Promote sustainable, multidisciplinary health care and education, through direct medical care, educational partnerships, and interactive telemedicine networks with international sites.

OUR OBJECTIVE: Improve individuals’ access to sustainable, multidisicplinary health care by establishing educational networks with the communities where they live.

HOW WE STAND OUT: ConnectMed differs from other organizations that engage in medical/surgical missions because of our focus on full recovery of our patients by: multidisciplinary care by teams of medical professionals skilled in their specialties, not just surgeries; post-operative, follow-up care; ongoing training of, and educational partnerships and exchanges with, local health care professionals; and use of telemedicine technologies to provide follow-up care, educational initiatives and sustainable solutions.

Future Legends

The MISSION of Future Legends is to mentor and award scholarships to deserving students in pursuit of higher education. Future Legends has a VISION to be the finest mentoring and financial aid program in the country shaping our next generation of leaders.

LEGACY: Honoring Chuck Courtney, the Scholarship Fund was founded in 2012 by the RSF Golf Club’s Governing Board. Chuck is a two time winner of the PGA Tour, honored on the Walk of Fame at Pebble Beach and San Diego Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Courtney won two National Junior Championships and served as Head Professional at RSFGC from 1981-2003. The Fund obtained 501(C)3 status in 2016 named Future Legends.

Cancer Angels of San diego

Mission: CASD provides funds to San Diego County stage 4 cancer patients, and their families, for these basic needs such as housing, food, fuel to get to treatment, etc.

About: Help for individual cancer patients: CASD provides support for Stage IV cancer patients who are no longer able to meet their financial needs due to the illness.

Help those close to home: All of our financial assistance is provided to residents of San Diego County. Your contribution goes to help those in our community suffering from this late-stage disease.

Support as long as it is needed: We are committed to providing support for as long as it is needed, provided we have the funds. Many organizations give only very temporary and limited financial help, leaving the patients “stranded” when modern medicine extends their lives.

Financial support paid to providers: All financial assistance is paid directly to service providers, such as landlords, SDG&E, and other utilities. This allows us to ensure that none of our funds are misused.

Assistance for all types of cancer: Most of the large national charities focus on one type of cancer (e.g. breast or prostate), leaving many patients without resources. CASD assists those with Stage IV disease, regardless of the type of cancer.

JC Cooley Foundation

Mission: is a nonprofit organization focused on providing life skills and mentoring programs for middle school to high school young adults. OOCP is separated into two primary age groups: the Junior Group (7 – 11 years old) and the Senior Group (12 – 18 years old).

About: Through personal relationships, mentorship, and guidance programs, a sense of individual responsibility will be established and maintained. This connection will allow today’s youth the options and opportunities to gather an understanding of what it takes to form a solid personal work ethic, assist in time management skills, and help the youth establish personal life goals to excel in their adulthood success.

Kids Korps  & Hands On San Diego 

Mission: Our mission is to instill the spirit of giving while providing valuable character education.

About: Today, Kids Korps USA is proud to partner with HandsOn San Diego, representing its youth division. Through this partnership, young people will continue to serve their community in special ways. Children have more to give than many realize – their talents, their time, and most of all their hearts. Through volunteerism, our kids make a significant difference in the lives of others, and through these activities, they grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
The mission of Kids Korps has an indelible and unique impact beyond the many benefits of youth volunteerism; we shape young lives through exposure to, and direct involvement in community service. The daily benefit of improving ones community is tangible. The lifelong benefit to young volunteers is an increase in their level of maturity, empathy, and positive perspective on how, THEY can make the world a better place… how THEY can become tomorrow’s leaders.

It is the mission of Center for Community Solutions (CCS) to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.  CCS provides prevention and intervention services for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Founded in 1969, we have remained committed to solving the problems of relationship violence and abuse, improving the lives of survivors, and changing the social conditions that breed and tolerate their existence. We assist more than 21,000 San Diegans each year and operate the only Rape Crisis Center in San Diego.

Starlings Volleyball Club

To provide all girls equal access to club volleyball, regardless of financial hardship or skill level; to encourage positive teamwork, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyle choices; to establish member clubs throughout the nation that are community-based and self-sustaining.

Just in Time for Foster Youth

Mission/Vision: Just in Time for Foster Youth engages a caring community to help transition age foster youth (18-26) in San Diego County achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. We believe consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so that they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives. Our vision is a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has a community of caring adults waiting for them after 18. Just in Time provides critical services to address the key gaps left over from time spent in the foster care system – reliable transportation, meaningful employment, stable housing, and essential education.

The Comfort Cub

The Mission of The Comfort Cub is to help bring comfort to anyone in the world experiencing a broken heart as a result of a significant loss or trauma in their life.

Rescue Express

Rescue Express is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that saves thousands of lives each year by offering free animal transport for approved rescue partners. Each of our weekly transports bring hundreds of homeless animals from high-kill shelters
and overpopulated areas in California to rescue partners in Oregon, Washington and Canada who work very hard to find them loving, forever homes.

Project Concern

PCI’s Mission is to Empower People, to Enhance Health, End Hunger & Overcome Hardship.