Our partners

Every program undertaken by DEEP is done so in collaboration with both funding and implementing partners. In many cases, implementing partners also bring their own resources to the table. In 2018- 2019, DEEP leveraged $146,367 through in-kind donations or services paid for by its partners. Implementing partners also enabled DEEP to offer schools, families, and children an array of supports and experiences that no one entity could have done on its own.



Our Five Partner Schools

  • Balboa Elementary (participates in Preparing for Kinder)
  • Chollas-Mead Elementary
  • Encanto Elementary
  • Johnson Elementary
  • Webster Elementary

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Major Investing Partners

Ackerman Foundation

Believe in Reading Foundation

Boys and Girls Foundation

Copley Foundation

Dammeyer Charitable Trust 

San Diego Lions Welfare Foundation

Duford Family Foundation

Harford Family Trust

Jacobs Family Foundation 

Parker Foundation

Timmstrom Family Fund

VAPA Foundation


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Implementing Partners

American Academy of Pediatrics-CA3 *

ARC Experience  *

Arts for Learning San Diego

California Reading & Literature Project *

delibrainy LLC *

Elementary Institute of Science *

Fern Street Circus *

First 5 San Diego *

Friends of Balboa Park *

Harmonium Inc. *

Home Start *

Kidspark Education  *

Motiva Associates *

Rady’s Center for Healthier Communities *

READ-San Diego *

San Diego Children’s Choir *

San Diego Council on Literacy *

San Diego History Center *

San Diego Public Library *

SDSU, Child and Family Development *

San Diego Junior Theatre *

San Diego Unified School District *

SAY San Diego *

Words Alive *

* implementing partners who bring their own funding or in-kind resources

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Community Partners

Diamond Business Association

Family Health Centers San Diego

Fleet Center

Food Bagain Market

Garden of Fragrance

Gentry’s Beauty and Barber

Groundwork San Diego 

Imperial Barber Shop

Jackie Robinson YMCA

Mae’s Braidery and Beauty Salon

Malcolm X Branch Library 

NAACP San Diego 

NCRC: Center for Community Cohesion

Pillars of the Community

RISE San Diego

Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego

San Diego Book Project

San Diego County Family Childcare Assoc.

San Diego County Office of Education

San Diego Fire Department

San Diego Police Department

San Diego Promise Zone

Stacey Roberts Entertains Kids 

Starbucks Market Creek

St. Stephens Church

Tocumbo Ice Cream


United Way San Diego

Urban Barber College

Urban Collaborative Project

YMCA Childcare Resource Center