Through the generosity of the community and in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and local districts, CFF is able to advance its mission through a variety of innovative programs under two key initiatives to support San Diego educators and students. These partnerships include:

College & Career Pathways Initiative

Innovation in Education Initiative

Accelerator Initiative

  • High School Pathway Program (new page under construction)
  • eSports Program (new page under construction)
  • World of Work Initiative (new page under construction)

Our Impact To Date:

  • $400,000+ provided to San Diego County school districts to scale up cutting-edge educational programs
  • $630,000+ provided to remarkable students pursuing STEM degrees
  • 17,500+ students directly served through CFF grants and programs in 2018-2019
  • 1,250+ educators and business leaders connected at networking events in 2018-2019


“CFF has relieved a financial burden for my family and allowed me to pursue chemical engineering in college, thank you! Your recognition of me motivates me to work harder.” – High Tech Academic Achievement Scholarship Winner

“A whole world has opened up for me. I never realized that I could combine my love of art and the planet in a job.” – Vista USD student & Innovation Grant recipient

“Before, I had no idea what I was going to be in college or what I would achieve. Now, I want to be a CEO and own a cybersecurity company.” – Sweetwater UHSD student & Cybersecurity Program participant

Where Your Support Will Go in 2019-2020

  • Celebrate and scale up four K-12 innovative learning programs, as well as accelerate cutting-edge initiatives from the San Diego County Office of Education and our 42 districts
  • Recognize and support six highly innovative educational leaders
  • Provide 20+ AVID students with financial support to pursue a STEM degree 
  • Expose 700 students to the world of work through our Career Discovery Cybersecurity and Blue Economy Experiences
  • Provide 200 educators with industry externship experiences
  • Connect 500+ educators and business leaders at our College and Career Pathways Summit and #GoOpen Summit, matching the needs of students with the resources of our business community
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