Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Las Patronas?
- To whom do you give the money that you raise?
- Where does your money come from?
- How does Las Patronas evaluate the different organizations to distribute grants?
- How do I apply for a grant to Las Patronas?
- What is the deadline for submitting a grant application to Las Patronas?
- How can I support Las Patronas?
- How does someone become a member of Las Patronas?
mission. beneficiaries are funded each year, depending on the size of the individual grant. All funds raised by Las Patronas stay in San Diego County. Many grass-roots nonprofit groups are assisted as well as larger, more visible organizations. By giving to Las Patronas, a company or individual diversifies its philanthropic giving, reaching seniors, youth, the military, the homeless, and the disabled, as well as supporting medical, environmental, research, and cultural organizations in a broad geographical range within San Diego County. underwriting, advertising at the Jewel Ball, buying donations in our silent auction and raffle tickets, and attending the spectacular Jewel Ball in August each year. grants process and does extensive research as well as legwork to ensure that grant recipients are financially sound and have critical capital needs. The Las Patronas grants committee teams visit each organization that submits a proposal. Each team interviews organizations to determine their mission, verify their need for the capital item requested, review their financial statements, and evaluate the extent to which the capital item could help the organization improve its outreach and mission in San Diego. Grants Process page explains the process and has links to guidelines and the application. Las Patronas has a fall funding cycle with an early September deadline and a spring funding cycle with a January/February deadline. All applicants must submit their application and all supportive documentation to Las Patronas by the stated deadline. Grants Process page for the grant submission deadline. All contributions to Las Patronas are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support Las Patronas, depending on individual interest. You can purchase Jewel Ball tickets if you contact us. Cash contributions are directed to underwriting. Contributions of goods or services to the silent auction or raffle are referred to donations of goods. Many businesses and individuals also choose to advertise in the Jewel Ball Program Book, a keepsake which captures the magic of the evening in print. Contributions to the Las Patronas Memorial Fund or Endowment can by used to honor or remember a friend or family member.
Las Patronas has been fundamental in the success of the Zoological Society of San Diego’s education programs, and we feel grateful by your continued partnership.Yvonne W. Larsen President The Zoological Society of San Diego
It is with great appreciation and thanks that I am writing this letter. We are overjoyed to have received a generous grant to furnish the School of the Arts with new equipment.Erika Torri Executive Director Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Your valuable contribution to A New PATH helps us get the word out that treatment really works. We appreciate your support in working on this critical and profound human and social problem.Gretchen Burns Bergman Co-founder & Executive Director A New PATH