Unfortunately, 2021 proved to be as challenging if not more so than the prior year. Locally, we saw increased food insecurity, a surge in homelessness, a mental health crisis and an urgent need to help Afghan refugees. The Foundation, along with other philanthropists and the local San Diego governmental agencies did not disappoint in supporting these needs. The community as a whole remained strong, supporting each other through daily challenges with resilience, empathy, and kindness.
On behalf of the David C. Copley Foundation and its Board of Directors, I am pleased to report that in 2021 the Foundation continued its mission and awarded grants totaling over $5.6 million. In February 2021, the Board approved grants to a collection of non-profit organizations doing exemplary work in our community, including significant grants to Father Joe's, Interfaith Community Services, and East County Transitional Living Center to build transitional and recuperative housing for homeless families and veterans. The Foundation remained focused on human service organizations meeting the heavy needs such as food insecurity, mental health needs, youth development, disaster relief and the digital divide.
In addition, the Foundation approved a matching grant challenge to Tri-City Hospital Foundation for the much-needed renovation of its Emergency Department.
The Foundation continues to support diverse non-profit organizations and the Board and staff are proud to carry on the philanthropic legacy of David C. Copley and his parents, Helen K. and James S. Copley. Below is a list of organizations receiving grants in 2021 from the Foundation.
Chief Operating Officer
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY. OUR HOPE IS THIS WILL ALLOW THE BOARD TO BE MORE THOUGHTFUL WITH ITS GRANT PROCESS. APPLICANTS MUST BE INVITED BY A BOARD MEMBER OR STAFF BEFORE APPLYING AND WILL BE GIVEN A LINK FOR APPLICATION AT THAT TIME.
David C. Copley Foundation
12636 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (619) 269-8220
Charles F. Patrick
Dean P. Dwyer
Eric O. Freeberg
Kimberly Koch, COO
Anita Ta, Controller