Mona Foundation Presentation

On a sunny afternoon on October 29th at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe, the Mona Foundations's San Diego Chapter introduced their invited guests to learn the story behind and the present day accomplishments of the Mona Foundation's efforts to alleviate poverty and achieve sustained community transformation through education and gender equality.

The Mona Foundation is a Global Education Community The Foundation supports grassroots initiatives around the world that educate all children, empower women and girls, and emphasize service to the community.  These include schools in economically disadvantaged areas which focus on quality of learning and teaching, fine arts and character development to train capable, ethical, and altruistic leaders who contribute to the betterment of their families, communities, and ultimately their nation.

Since 1999, they have granted over $16M to 51 partner projects in 23 countries. 

Their Focus Areas: 

Universal Education
When academics and the arts combine with character development and service, education raises up capable, ethical, and altruistic young people eager to help better their families and communities. 

Gender Equality
Investing in women is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Gender equality and economic development are inextricably linked. 

Community Building
All people have the right and the responsibility to contribute to the betterment of their communities and are best able to assess community needs, respect cultural values, and take action for sustained change. 

Talent is universal - Opportunity is not
We work with local organizations who best know their communities and the most suitable way to provide access to education whether building a classroom or creating a simple learning space under a tree.

Mona Foundation Chapters are Mona’s advocates and champion our goals in their local regions. Every chapter represents Mona to organizations and businesses in their area, engages the youth in philanthropy at the local level, and helps build our leadership and financial resources by hosting events or other activities in Portland, Los Angeles and San Diego. 

The San Diego chapter is dynamic, fun and ever active. They love and involve their children and youth in all their philanthropic activities. The result? The youth have already formed two Mona Global Citizen Clubs at their school! The chapter holds several events a year in support of Mona’s projects. Have you an interest in joining the San Diego Chapter - kindly Email


Photography by Bryan Dahl