SAN DIEGO – July 1, 2020 – The Cal Coast Cares Foundation has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to local students, bringing the total amount awarded since 2016 to over $300,000. 


The non-profit foundation annually provides scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $2,500 to college students, graduating high school seniors, and foster students throughout San Diego and Riverside counties to pursue accredited degrees. 


“Thank you for continuing to work through this pandemic to make the dreams of former foster youth like me come true,” Rosalina B., a recent foster student scholarship recipient shared.  “I cannot sum up how blessed I feel to be chosen for this scholarship.”


The Cal Coast Cares Foundation also awards grants to teachers to support programs that advance any of the STREAM fields (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math). For grant requirements, application information and to apply, please visit:  Applications are due August 7, 2020


Cal Coast Cares Foundation was established by California Coast Credit Union in 2015 as a non-profit organization to give back to the community by providing scholarship opportunities for local students and grants for educators. You can help students and teachers by donating to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation here:


About California Coast Credit Union

Established by San Diego teachers in 1929, California Coast Credit Union is the longest-serving financial institution based in San Diego County. With approximately $2.9 billion in assets, the credit union serves nearly 200,000 members through its local network of 26 branches and 60 shared branch locations, and 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide. California Coast is not-for-profit, provides no-cost financial education for adults and youth, and is committed to improving the lives of its members and others in the community. Anyone who lives or works in San Diego or Riverside counties can be a member. For more information, visit or call (877) 495-1600.