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We fund the work of nonprofit organizations through donor-advised funds and strategic grantmaking. Strategic grantmaking is made through The San Diego Foundation programs and funds, our Regional Affiliate Program and The San Diego Women’s Foundation.


Ramona Community Foundation 2022-2023 Grant Cycle

Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) is in its 11th year of grantmaking to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Ramona. In the current cycle, the Ramona Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for Ramona that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community and recover from the pandemic. RCF will accept proposals in a range of $1,500 to $7,500.

Deadline for application submission: May 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PDT

Grant Guidelines


Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation 2022-2023 Grant Cycle

Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) is in its 34th year of grantmaking to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Rancho Bernardo. In the current cycle, RBCF will accept proposals that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community.

RBCF will support programs that make Rancho Bernardo a great place in which to live, work and play. Desirable projects will inspire community pride, revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

RBCF will also award funding levels between $1,500 and $5,000 for programs involving music to be awarded from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund.

Deadline for application submission: May 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PDT

Grant Guidelines: Community Enhancement

Grant Guidelines: Music

Eligibility

The Foundation welcomes applications from organizations that meet the criteria below. If you have additional questions, please read the Grantseeker FAQ.

Timely Submission

Application forms must be submitted on the deadline date and within the time outlined in the grant guidelines. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Most applications are submitted through our online portal. Other submission options, if needed, are outlined in the grant guidelines and may only require email attachments.

Valid Tax-Exempt Status

The Foundation awards grants to organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations working with a fiscal sponsor (an organization willing to administer the grant if awarded) that meet these criteria are also eligible. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Region Served

Any 501(c)(3) organization located in or providing services to San Diego County is eligible to apply for a grant through The San Diego Foundation.


If you have program area or project specific questions, please contact the person listed in the grant guidelines or our grants administration team.


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