Organizational funders are critical to our success in improving the lives of children across low-income communities around the world. Whether through grants, employee engagement, cause marketing partnerships or in-kind donations, these partners help us scale our impact while meeting our shared goals.

UC San Diego

Thanks to substantial support the University of San Diego, The VAPA Foundation has been able to take extra steps in enhancing students’ preparation for their lives after high school graduation. This $300,000 over three years has resulted in interactive learning experiences at their campus such as tours of their Stuart Collection and attendance at their live performances. It has also supported arts education programming at the district such as honor concerts and Everyone Participates in Music Conference (EPIC).

The City of San Diego

A contract with the City has enabled the VAPA Foundation to produce honor concerts, recognition events, and collaborations with our local art partners.

The Parker Foundation

The Parker Foundation generously donated $10,000 for art supply kits to be distributed to students unable to attend schools in person. In addition , they challenged to meet a one-to-one matching grant so that we could attract new donors to our mission.


Gafcon has been supporting us for years and we were honored and pleased to see them representing at Cindy Marten’s Farewell Party in en masse.

PJHM Architects

We hope to grow our relationship with PHJM Architects.

US Bank

Thanks to US Bank’s generous sponsorship, we were able to secure a venue for our Honor Theatre Project.

The Something Sweet Shop

Something Sweet Shop generously donated candy to make our art supply drives more festive and fun.

Blick Art Materials

We are honored and privileged to be Blick Art Material’s charitable partner for their 2020 Holiday Art Supply Drive.

The Mr Holland's Opus Foundation

We are grateful to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundations efforts to address music education needs by donating ~135,000 worth of musical instruments in-kind.

The Dreaming Zebra Foundation

We are honored and privileged to be Dreaming Zebra’s charitable partner for their 2020 Holiday Art Supply Drive.

Top Organizational Funders 2021

$10,000 and More

University of California San Diego

Anonymous Foundation

County of San Diego

The Parker Foundation

$1,000 ‒ $9,999

Gafcon Inc.

John Peterson

Christopher Baldwin

Al and Armi Williams

Colwell Family

Randy Robbins

Suzy Spafford

Szekely Family

Tom and Maureen Shiftan


Arthur and Barbara Bloom

Carin Canale

PJHM Architects

Dr. Michael McQuary

Leo and Emma Zuckerman

Sam and Reena Horowitz

Todd Bloom

Anonymous Donor

In-Kind Donors

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Dreaming Zebra Foundation

Blick Art Materials

Something Sweet

Partnership Inquiry Form

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the VAPA Foundation. Please tell us a bit more about your organization and the type of partnership(s) you are interested in through the inquiry form below. We look forward to being in touch!

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