URBAN LEAGUE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY RECEIVES LARGEST POSSIBLE GRANT FROM SATTERBERG FOUNDATION FOR 300K TO FULFILL ITS MISSION OF CREATING A JUST SOCIETY

ULSDC Receives Maximum Core Support Grant from The Satterberg Foundation

San Diego, CA — After a competitive, multi-stage application process, the Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC) is pleased to announce that it has received $300,000 in funding to assist African Americans and other underserved populations in San Diego County to achieve social and economic equality through core program services in housing, employment and education.

“We feel that society will be better off as a whole when all members of society regardless of social status have an equal opportunity to achieve success through their hard work and determination,” said Ray King, president and CEO of the ULSDC. “In essence, we are advocating for those looking for a hand up, not a hand out. The Satterberg Foundation’s mission of a just society and sustainable environment mirrors our mission with respect to social justice for all human beings and we are excited to build a strong partnership with them in this work.”

The new funds will support ULSDC’s primary mission areas of expanding access to housing, employment, education, health and wellness, and advocacy-civic engagement. The Core Support Grant from the Satterberg Foundation is a multi-year general operating grant that will fund $100k per year over the next three years, and is structured to represent a blend of ideas that Satterberg believes will contribute to resilient nonprofit organizations, strong partnerships with the Foundation, and ultimately the fulfillment of Satterberg’s mission to create a Just Society and a Sustainable Environment.

Some of the current programs that will be assisted by this funding are the Health and Wellness program in which ULSDC partners with behavioral health professionals and faith leaders to address health and wellness issues in houses of worship; ULSDC’s housing program which assists clients in keeping their homes through mortgage loan modification, home buyer education, pre-purchase counseling, financial coaching, credit counseling, and foreclosure mitigation services; and the Economics and Workforce Development program, which has been in existence for six years and successfully places those who’ve been left behind in society into livable wage jobs.

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