How CECO Gives Back
CECO is proud to support our community by way of grants to local non-profit organizations that address the diverse needs of the San Diego region. CECO has distributed over $7 million since its inception, providing funds to improve services and/or develop new programs.
The Annual CECO Grant Cycle starts in the Fall, in which CECO accepts applications for grant(s) (typically through the month of October), then notifies applicants of results and distributes checks the following Spring (typically late March).
CECO funds tangible goods, such as equipment, furnishings, and other durable goods that directly benefit the population being served by the program. See Past CECO Grant Recipients for more information/examples.
GRANTS 101 WORKSHOP
On October 8, 2020, CECO provided a workshop for non-profit organizations to learn the basics of finding and applying for a grant, as well as an overview of the CECO grant application. Watch the video for more information.
On Friday, October 8, 2021 CECO hosted a free virtual "2022 CECO Grants Informational Webinar" for community members to learn about CECO’s grant application. Watch the video here or on YouTube.
EMPLOYEE CRISIS FUND
Part of the money raised by CECO is allocated to a special fund for County of San Diego employees and retirees to turn to when they need help. The Crisis Fund is available to assist eligible employees and retirees experiencing a “one-time financial crisis”. The decision to grant funds is based on the following: the applicant’s eligibility, the applicant’s need, and the circumstances underlying the lack of resources.
- Download (via Internet Explorer) the Employee Crisis Fund Application.
- Fill out the application online by typing the information onto the form.
- Print the completed application and then submit it to the Crisis Fund Coordinator indicated on the application along with the supporting documents. If you have questions about the application, contact DHR Benefits at Dhrbenefits.email@example.com.
- The decision to grant funds generally takes 7-10 business days after receiving a completed application package. Decisions are final. Payment for approved funds will be forwarded directly to the company or individual to which money is owed or to the company from which necessary items will be purchased. If you have questions about the application, contact DHR Benefits at Dhrbenefits.firstname.lastname@example.org.