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Our Purpose

We’re committed to meeting emerging needs in Escondido by increasing responsible philanthropy to benefit all who live, work and play in this special community.

Our purpose is to build our community endowment, provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and causes, and give community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts.

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When you become a member, you make a difference for the causes you care about through collective grantmaking and endowment building.

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Meet Our Members


Ken Lounsbery
Jack Raymond
Immediate Past Chair
Donna Aeling
Grants Chair
Emily Lowe
Immediate Past Grants Chair
Rachel Currington
Membership Chair
Rita Bowcock
Events Co-Chair
Susan Greenstein
Events Co-Chair
*Sally Costello
Pat Flynn
Joa Giamanco
*John Goodrich
Luis Ibbara
*Tom Kight
Ceci Lusky
*Ken Myers
Cathy O’Malley
Vaughn North
*Mike Peters
*Rebecca Raymond
*Lisa Ruder
Jacquie Skay
*Larry Trautner
*Nick Tsoulos
*Paul Van Elderen
Jerry Van Leeuwen
*Cynthia Waasdorp
George Weir
Lorraine Boyce
DeLisle Calac
*Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Corporate Member
Hidden Valley Orthodontics
Corporate Member
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News & Events

2020 - 2021 Nonprofit Grantees

Escondido Community Foundation awarded $302,825 in funding during its 14th year of grantmaking to 17 programs strengthening the environment in Escondido and addressing the impacts of COVID-19.

EcoLife Conservation
Environmental Education & Food System Awareness Through Classroom Aquaponics
Friends of Daley Ranch
Opening Young Eyes to Nature in Escondido
San Pasqual Union School
Interactive Science Garden
Escondido Creek Conservancy
Habitats: A Program for All Escondido Union District 3rd Graders
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Opening Young Eyes to Nature in Escondido
Coastal Roots Farm
Interactive Science Garden
I Love a Clean San Diego
Food For Thought
San Diego Zoo Global
Exploring Conservation Science Program for 8th Grade EUSD Students
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For more information or to join today, contact Trudy Armstrong, Regional Affiliates Director, at or (619) 764-8602.

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