4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation Announces Grants to Support Youth Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis in 4S Ranch~Del Sur

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2021 – San Diego, CA – The 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced the availability of grant funding to support programs that will enrich youth and help them recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities.

In the 2022 – 2023 grant cycle, 4SCF invites local schools and organizations to submit project proposals that demonstrate a strong mission to support the mental, academic and social-emotional learning development of youth and help alleviate stress caused by the pandemic that affects their physiological and psychological health.

Programs can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Mental health programs
  • Education remediation
  • Activities that support resocialization (within appropriate COVID restrictions)
  • Education including trade school, higher education, experiences in arts, culture, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs

“We know the pandemic greatly disrupted the way youth in our community learn and socialize,” said 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation Board Chair Theresa Burke. “We want to care for our youth in every way possible and provide them the necessary support and tools during this recovery phase to make our region a more vitalized place to live, grow and play.”

Projects must benefit 4S Ranch and Del Sur Communities, be innovative and be able to be implemented and operate under current business and social distancing guidelines. A full list of grant guidelines can be found here.

These projects should also be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. The minimum funding range is $1,500 to a maximum of $7,500.Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2021. The grant application can be accessed here.

Since its inception in 2008, 4SCF has granted more than $320,000 to over 35 nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

To become a 4SCF member, visit the website or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.


About the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to create a regional network of affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership, building endowments, increasing impactful philanthropy, and promoting civic engagement. Affiliates reside in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $5 million overall, and granted more than $6 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 46 years, The Foundation and its donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.

Contact

Daniella Rodiles, Mixte Communications, daniella@gomixte.com, 619-732-0789 ext. 326