Kingdom Builder Foundation Grantees

KBF Fall 2023 Grantees

Announcing Recipients of Fall 2023 Kingdom Builder Foundation Grants

Kingdom Builder Foundation completed our fall 2023 granting cycle, granting just over $70,000 dollars to 9 grantees. This granting was made possible by the faithful legacy giving of members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church (SBPC). The granting committee, made up of SBPC members, awarded grants through evaluation of logical and objective stated criteria and through personal and corporate Christian Discernment, providing support for ministries and missions that serve worthwhile causes in a Christ centered way across the world. We are so excited to be a part of these efforts to build God’s Kingdom here on earth in relationship with SBPC. 

Ministries that received grant funding this fall include:

COMPA Campus Outreach Tijuana (SBPC Missionary - Abdiel and Alejandra Ortiz) (Mexico) Alejandra has received a scholarship to pursue a PhD at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies. This grant provides assistance with relocation costs for her and her family from Tijuana to Oxford, UK so she can pursue these studies.

Foster Hope Ministry (San Diego) This grant will procure 300 Christian gratitude journals created by former foster youth Irene Ekdahl so that she can promote them to 25-40 churches throughout the San Diego County area as well as use them in her mentoring of foster youth in group homes.

Mission Flight (Mexico) Provides three medical and dental clinics over 2024 to the remote Huichol Indians in Mexico, an unreached people group. If you are interested in joining one of these trips in February, May or November please reach out for more details.

One Collective (Kenya) Matumaini - Training and Empowering - Facilities Development to rehabilitate accommodations at the Matumaini Rehabilitation Center for disabled children to make it suitable for hosting health professionals and community development trainers as well as parents and other supporters.

Pathways to Citizenship (Solana Beach) “Love the Stranger: Serve 20% more immigrants”Pathways’ Love the Stranger Legal Expansion project will address the urgent need for low-cost and pro bono legal immigration services in San Diego County by accrediting an additional DOJ representative and cross-training volunteer attorneys and legal interns to represent and assist qualified, low-income immigrants and refugees.

South Sudanese Presbyterian Fellowship (San Diego) This grant funds a Bible Study for the Youth/Children Ministry and Women Ministry. This will provide education to empower the children and the youth in order to deepen their knowledge and relationship with the Lord through Bible Study, Hymnal teaching in Nuer and reading and writing the Nuer language.

United World Mission (SBPC Missionary - Kathy Saracoff) (Mexico) Funding Latin American Mission for a ministry retreat and a vehicle for the Carretas Community Center. This grant funds a 2 day retreat for Team Tijuana, a group of Mexican Ministry leaders – “Come Away, Team Tijuana, for Rest and Renewal” It will also purchase a vehicle to help bring resources to Carretas Community Center ministry and to help transport people who cannot move easily because of age, illness or disability.

Urban Life Ministries, Inc. (City Heights) UrbanLife College Achievement Network Funding will provide after-school tutoring, English Language Development (ELD), and college admissions guidance for 250 Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) students in City Heights.

Young Life (La Mesa) Next Generation Leader Initiative – YoungLives (teen mothers) and YLOne (homeless, foster, incarcerated kids) Seed funding to help launch a Next Generation Leader candidate for the teen mothers ministry or ministry to kids in crisis with their two year training program. Next Generation Leaders is an initiative to identify, recruit, train and empower and cultivate young leaders of color who are doing outreach in discipleship with teenagers in communities of color.

Grants support SBPC Ministries and Missions and member-recommended Christ-centered organizations. In addition to tithes and offerings, legacy giving through the Kingdom Builder Foundation is another way members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church enter into where God is at work both locally and around the world. For more information about how Kingdom Builder Foundation grants are helping change lives and how you can engage, please visit our website at, or reach out to our Executive Director, Ericka Southcombe at (858) 699-5155 or