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Local nonprofits encouraged to apply for community grant

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization is accepting applications for 2024 Community Grants. Grant applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 3.

In 2023, CECO distributed $110,252 amongst 68 local nonprofit programs, including: Access Youth Academy, Backcountry Communities Thriving, Emilio Nares Foundation, Neighborhood Healthcare, The Ocean Foundation and Wounded Warrior Homes Inc.

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 previous grant recipients, as well as 2024 grant instructions and application can be found at

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 San Diego County; 100% of contributions are redirected to the local community.

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


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