Kingdom Builder Foundation Grantees

KBF Spiring 2023 Grantees

Announcing Recipients of Spring 2023 Kingdom Builder Foundation Grants

The faithful legacy giving of members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has provided over $1 million in granting to Christ-centered ministries, both locally and globally. Since its founding by SBPC leaders in 2007, Kingdom Builder Foundation has awarded 181 grants for a total of $1,046,232 in funding. Members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church support SBPC Ministries and Missions and member-recommended Christ-centered organizations with their tithes, offerings and legacy gifts. Legacy gifts provide two granting cycles each year – in the spring and fall – during which Kingdom Builder Foundation distributes 5% of invested funds to qualified applicants that are either:

  • a Solana Beach Presbyterian Church Ministry or Mission; or
  • a non-profit organization, which involves an active SBPC Member in leadership or participation, doing Christ-centered ministry aligned with the SBPC Mission and Vision.

This spring, after prayerful review and discernment of numerous qualified applications, Kingdom Builder Foundation awarded $68,790 in grants. Congratulations to the following 12 grantees for Spring 2023!

Ascending Leaders (India) Ascending Leaders coaches churches in the United States and Canada on creating church cultures that are built on discipleship, expanding that work to India in 2021. This grant will provide discipleship culture teaching to churches in India, increasing the number of Indian churches that Ascending Leaders serves from fifteen in 2022 to more than twenty in 2023. Through follow-up work with the existing 15 churches and provides a Pastors Discipleship Workshop for forty more pastors and church leaders with monthly follow up thereafter.

Border Ministries (Rosarito) - Funding for the Rosarito Church Build. This grant provides a down payment for the lot next to the existing project to accommodate a sanctuary large enough to host the growing number of new families. Villa Bonita is a new and vibrant community of young families and a commercial development east of Rosarito. The demand for a church is obvious and the locals have demonstrated their desire to grow closer to Jesus at this site already.

Come Build Hope (Tijuana) 5 Casas in Tijuana. This grant subsidizes the costs for participants of this short term mission trip which includes the building materials, foundation slab and tools for the casas. SBPC has built over 213 casas in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach Mexico. Volunteer builders will make the trip to Mexico in partnership with Amor Ministry to build 5 homes for families over Memorial Day weekend. 

Communitas International (France) Support a sabbatical for Justus Heyman after 27 years of full-time ministry. Provides a time for Justus to refocus and renew his life for further service to his current church, Crossroads Church Thoiry The congregation is made up of individuals from over 20 countries living and working in the Geneva area. He will be spending the sabbatical in California, Oregon, and France.

Foundation Matthew 6:33 (Escondido) – “Go Ye Therefore” is a food delivery pilot project committed to delivering food to approximately 25 homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in Escondido on a weekly basis in the coming year. This is felt to be a logical extension of the program which distributes food, diapers, and feminine hygiene products to approximately 140 families twice each week.

Generate Hope (Coronado) Laptops to Support Programs for Survivors of Sex Trafficking. Purchase of new laptops to support our sheltered care, education rehabilitation, and therapeutic programs for female survivors of sex trafficking in our San Diego Restorative Care Programs. These laptops will specifically support residents in the Transition phase of the program who are pursuing their education and vocational goals.

House of Blessing (Los Angeles) - Supports Christian Transitional Rehabilitation Housing of at risk women to “Just love the women. Help them know Jesus.” This ministry was founded by the mother of an SBPC member in 2012 and is facing significant transition following the founders death. Funding will help build capacity for sustainability during this time of ministry transition. 

Open Road Global (Tijuana) Increase capacity of this ministry which empowers families to live financially secure and dignified lives. Expands current programs in Tijuana refugee shelter to help women break the cycle of poverty, abuse, and violence through skill training, treatment and counseling. Services provided include safe housing, medical treatment, trauma counseling, and life-changing opportunities through sustainable income development.

San Diego Rescue Mission (San Diego) - Funding for Faith-Based Rehabilitation Curricula to support the spiritual development of the students in the Mission Academy -- a 12-month, faith based, residential recovery and rehabilitation program for men and women experiencing homelessness.

South American Theological Seminary (Brazil) Jorge and Denise Barro Grant for Post-Doctorate work at Fuller Theological Seminary Research on The Mission of God as Paradigm of Pastoral Ministry in the areas of missiology and pastoral ministry for a book to help other pastors in Brazil.

Wellness Ministry (Solana Beach) Creates a sensory room for children and families at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. This room will provide a space where children ages 3-14 can go to calm themselves or satiate a need for excess stimulation. This impacts the children that utilize the room, teachers, staff and volunteers, as well as parents who are able to participate in programs instead of being called out to assist with their child(ren).

Worship and the Arts 2023 Choir Tour (Southern/Central California). “Kingdom Come” sing & serve Choir Tour 2023 aims to glorify God through uplifting music, hands-on service projects serving the hungry and homeless, and intentional personal connection with others. The choir tour includes concerts in retirement homes in Glendale and Pasadena, and singing with the First Presbyterian of Bakersfield choir for a Saturday concert and Sunday worship service.

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