2017-2018 Grants

Zachary Green, PhD, Professor of Practice, Leadership Studies, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, received $30,000 in continuation funds from IMAGO Global Grassroots. These funds will be used to provide consulting services, such as coaching to inform strategic decision-making and improve outcomes for international non-governmental organizations.

Mary Jo Schumann, PhD, Director of Research, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, SOLES,

  • $2,500 from the MUFG Union Bank Foundation to supplement the ongoing evaluation of their Grantmaking
  • $60,000 from the Salvation Army-Sierra Del Mar Division. This award will be used to conduct a formal and systematic assessment of the “Club 60” Senior Nutrition Program
  • $7,450 for supplemental work as part of an ongoing evaluation of MUFG Union Bank Foundation’s grantmaking.
  • $36,000 from Communities of Excellence 2026. These funds will be used to evaluate the
    Communities of Excellence 2026 Baldrige-based Learning Collaborative Approach in ten communities throughout the United States
  • $23,500 from the San Diego County Office of Education. This award will be used to conduct secondary research for a childcare subsidy pilot program in the County of San Diego.
  • $129,500 from San Diego Zoo Global to conduct primary and secondary research for a cross-sector collaborative (San Diego End Extinction Initiative) that is focused on ending plant and animal extinction in San Diego County.

Lorri Sulpizio, PhD, Instructor, Director of the Leadership Institute, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, received $10,000 from Academy of Our Lady Peace, San Diego. This award will be used to host a leadership training for Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School, facilitated by the Conscious Leadership Academy.

Emily Young, PhD, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Institute and Christiana DeBenedict, Assistant Director for Climate Education Partners, was awarded

  • $72,000 over two years from the USD Strategic Initiatives Fund to support the Environmental Leadership Hub.
  • $25,000 from the Marisla Foundation to support the Environmental Leadership Hub.

Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, received

  • $3,500 from the Microsoft TEALS K-12 program. This award was in sponsorship of the Spark Series: Fostering Equity and Innovation in our Schools, a three-part speaker series for K-12 educators that kicked off on October 19th, 2017 with an inspiring keynote address from Ever Forward Club founder and executive director Ashanti Branch.
  • $40,000 from the Monarch School. These funds will be used to build upon previous work done with the Monarch School by helping the school to develop a comprehensive system for collecting and analyzing data, facilitating professional learning about data driven practice, strengthening communication of progress and outcomes, and enhancing the “life skills” pillars.

The Nonprofit Institute received the following grants:

  • Union Bank for $15,000, to support the Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit and Nonprofit Governance Symposium.
  • The Westreich Foundation, $15,000, to support the Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report

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