County Employees Help Charitable Organizations with Annual Grants


Last updated 11/2/2020 at 11:21am

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization is now accepting applications for 2021 CECO grants. Grant applications must be received by Monday, Nov. 2.

Since 1956, CECO has funded local nonprofit programs with the mission of lending a hand toward addressing the diverse needs in San Diego. CECO is funded by the generosity of the employees and retirees of the County of San Diego. One hundred percent of contributions are redirected to the local community.

In 2020, CECO distributed $132,277 among 83 local nonprofit programs, including The Burn Institute, Guitars in the Classroom, Kitchens for Good, NAMI San Diego, San Diego Family Care, South Bay Community Services, and the YMCA of San Diego County.

CECO grants funds towards tangible goods such as equipment, furnishings and other durable goods that directly benefit the population being served by the program. A complete list of prior grant recipients, as well as 2021 grant instructions and application can be found at

Questions pertaining to the grant application and/or allocation process can be directed to [email protected].

Submitted by the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization.


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