Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek has successfully partnered with dozens of agencies and organizations;  raised over $10 million in support of Chollas Creek and its communities; and served over 3000 students a year. Our thanks go to:

California Coastal Conservancy
California Department of Water Resources
California Energy Commission
The California Endowment
City of San Diego
County of San Diego
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program
Faile Foundation
Integrated Regional Water Management
The Jacobs Center for Innovation
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
NAASCO (North American Steel Shipbuilding Company)
National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program
Parker Foundation
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego Foundation
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego State University College of Education
Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
Surdna Foundation
The Timberland Company
TKF Foundation
The Unified Port of San Diego
Union Bank
University California at San Diego
Urban Streams Restoration Program
U.S. Bank

Community Impact

  • 2012: City and County of San Diego fund Groundwork to lead $3MM Chollas Creek to Bayshore Bikeway Trail program to connect creek communities to San Diego Bay
  • 2013: National Endowment for the Arts awards Groundwork grant to develop “Steam and the Art of Environmental Science” program for Lincoln Cluster students
  • 2014: San Diego Unified School District awards Groundwork a 30-year lease to deliver EarthLab educational programming
  • 2015: California Department of Water Resources awards Groundwork $500,000 to bring water conservation upgrades to low-income residents of the Chollas Creek Watershed communities
  • 2016: Surdna Foundation awards Groundwork  $200,000 to implement a community engagement process to align the EarthLab offerings with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • 2017: California Energy Commission awards Groundwork $1.5MM to plan Advanced Energy Community to bring affordable renewable energy and green jobs to the Chollas Creek Watershed
  • 2017: Environmental Protection Agency awards GWSD $91,000 to offer a two-week Summer Science Academy for students entering MTM, Gompers Prep and Knox middle schools