Why Donate?

Why donate to CHISPA?

When you donate to CHISPA, you make a tax deductible investment in the community.

Your donation will fund after school programs or be used to fund CHISPA’s endowed scholarships at CSUMB and Hartnell College.

Please make a note on your PayPal payment how you would like the funds to be used:   1. Community Services.  2. Hartnell College Scholarship  3. CSUMB scholarship.

Maria Miranda grew up participating in CHISPA’s after-school programs.


Maria Miranda graduated from Salinas High School in 2014 with a 4.4 GPA and is attending college at UC San Diego.

“I loved my childhood at CHISPA. I met my best friends here.”

Maria participated in afterschool activities in the Roosevelt Street Townhomes residents’ center.

“CHISPA would bring an artist to teach classes. He helped me discover I liked art,” she said. In third grade, Maria entered a national drawing competition called Este es mi Mexico. I applied what I learned in my CHISPA drawing class, and it helped me win the competition.”

To help with students and children like Maria, please click on the donate button below.

Your donation will fund CHISPA’s after-school programs or will be used to fund CHISPA’s endowed scholarships at Cal State University Monterey Bay and Hartnell College, and scholarships to other colleges and universities through the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

The CHISPA  scholarships are awarded annually to students whose families live in CHISPA homes or apartment buildings.

You select how you wish your donation to be used:  for after-school programs or for the scholarships.

We welcome donations of any amount.

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