Our Purpose

We’ve partnered with The San Diego Foundation to create and sustain a local foundation to serve Oceanside.

Our purpose is to meet emerging needs by increasing effective philanthropy for all who live, work and play in Oceanside; build a community endowment to annually fund local organizations and causes; and give community members a vehicle for legacy planning that will benefit Oceanside, now and forever.

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Become a Member

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

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Meet Our Members


*Beverly Holtz
*David Nydegger
Vice Chair
*Marva Bledsoe
Grants Chair
*Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy
Membership Co-Chair
Amber Newman
Membership Co-Chair
Jami Besecker
Karen Bishop
*Kathie Chan
*Colleen O’Harra
*Anne Speraw
Frontwave Credit Union
Corporate Member
Preserve Calavera
Corporate Member
Scripps Health
Corporate Member
Tri-City Medical Center
Corporate Member
Zodiac Solutions
Corporate Member
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News & Events

2023 - 2024 Grant Cycle

Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF) awarded $90,000 in funding to six nonprofit organizations. OCF focused on programs that identify and address the behavioral health needs of Oceanside adults 50 years and older, including safety, mobility, socialization, food insecurity, and mental and physical health.

Brother Benno Foundation
Addressing Critical Health and Safety Needs of Unhoused Older Adults
Interfaith Community Services
Homeless Outreach and Aid Services for Unhoused Older Adults
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Mental Health Services and Foodies & Goodies Programs
Serving Seniors
Nutritious Meals for Low-Income and Unhoused Older Adults
Mama’s Kitchen
Senior Nutrition Program
Vista Community Clinic
Health on Wheels for Seniors
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Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Michael Oliveri, Regional Affiliates Manager, at moliveri@sdfoundation.org or (619) 791-1773.

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