District 3, Dave Roberts/Pam Slater-Price
Supervisor Dave Roberts, elected in 2012, was the first newcomer to the Board of Supervisors since 1995. That means Supervisor Pam Slater-Price gave the grants in District 3 during most of the program’s history. For fiscal 2014, Roberts gave 80 grants of relatively small amounts, from $10,000 to $35,000. The exception was $155,000 to the San Dieguito River Valley JPA. Over the past 16 years, Slater-Price and Roberts have given grants to almost 500 different organizations.
Slater-Price, a large supporter of the arts, gave the San Diego Opera more than $2.6 million. It was the most frequent recipient of District 3 grants.
Slater-Price gave other organizations, such as Spirit of the Fourth Inc., multiple grants, but many of those didn’t make the top 10 in total amount received.
Slater-Price did not appear to change her giving priorities during election years. There was a steady increase in the number of organizations she funded from 1998 until her last few years in office, when the numbers declined.