The EconEd Foundation of San Diego was established in 1976 to encourage individual school boards to require education in economics at the high school level. Members of the EconEd Board assisted in lobbying the state legislature and were successful in having Senate Bill 1213 enacted which mandated senior economics.
In 2006, the EconEd Foundation partnered with Cuyamaca College and has become the funding arm of the San Diego Center for Economic Education. This partnership assists in furthering the goals of both groups and most importantly, in helping students in their lives as consumers, investors, entrepreneurs, citizens and productive members of the workforce.
Through its financial support of the San Diego Center at Cuyamaca College, the EconEd Foundation is currently assisting K-12+ teachers in educating their students in economic ways of thinking and problem solving.