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


Jan Jones
Ken Lounsbery
Immediate Past Chair
Jack Raymond
Founding Chair
Rosemary Burson
Grants Chair
Rachel Currington
Membership Chair
Rita Bowcock
Events Co-Chair
Susan Greenstein
Events Co-Chair
Donna Aeling
Lorraine Boyce
*Sally Costello
David Cramer
Pat Flynn
Joa Giamanco
*John Goodrich
Luis Ibbara
*Tom Knight
Jean Loo-Russo
Emily Lowe
Ceci Lusky
Vaughn North
Cathy O’Malley
*Mike Peters
*Rebecca Raymond
*Lisa Ruder
Jacquie Skay
*Larry Trautner
*Nick Tsoulos
Jerry Van Leeuwen
*Cynthia Waasdorp
*Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Corporate Member
Hidden Valley Orthodontics
Corporate Member
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News & Events

2021 - 2022 Nonprofit Grantees

Escondido Community Foundation awarded $199,900 in funding during its 15th year of grantmaking to 8 programs that support workforce development.

Neighborhood Healthcare
Medical Assistant Training Program
Escondido Union High School District
San Pasqual High SuperNURDs Robotics Program
Interfaith Community Service
Veterans Employment Assistance Program
Urban Corps of San Diego County
Dual Work-Learn Program
Solutions for Change
Solutions Academy
Fred Finch CARES
Behavior Education and Skills Training
Escondido Union High School District
Escondido High Agriculture Farm to Fork Program
Palomar College Foundation
Technology for Medical Training
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For more information or to join today, contact Trudy Armstrong, Regional Affiliates Director, at trudy@sdfoundation.org or (619) 764-8602.

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