November 1, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of San Diego Foundation, today announced the availability of grant funding to support programs that will support youth development in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities.

In the 2023 – 2024 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.

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

  • Programs that support physical and mental well-being
  • Educational support including remediation, achievement and other educational opportunities
  • Arts and culture programs including visual arts, theater, dance, classic and contemporary music, painting, sculpture, etc.

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

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. Grant guidelines including directions on how to register and apply can be accessed at

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 December 21, 2022.

Since its inception in 2008, 4SCF has granted more than $340,000 to nonprofit organizations working in the community to grow a more vibrant region.

To become an 4SCF member, visit the website or contact Trudy Armstrong at

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

The Regional Affiliate program, including the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation, was established by 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, 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 San Diego Foundation

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 47 years, SDF and its donors have granted more than $1.45 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at


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