June 5, 2023 – San Diego, CA – 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of San Diego Foundation, marked its 16th year of giving by granting $26,100 to five nonprofits that demonstrate a strong mission to support the mental, academic and social-emotional learning and development of youth.

“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.

The 2023 grantees include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego – $7,500 to support the Pathways to Academic and Creative Excellence after-school program for at least 100 members, ages 5 – 18, at the Mollenkopf Family Branch in 4S Ranch.
  • Sager Family Farm – $7,500 to support the instruction of 530 first-graders in 4S Ranch-Del Sur in a one hour long “Bee Brave” lesson that consists of bringing all parts of a working bee hive into the classroom.
  • Giving Network – $7,500 to support the participation of 4S Ranch-Del Sur community children in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by providing fun, hands-on engineering educational programs in robotics.
  • Poway Unified School District Running Clubs– $2,000 to support running clubs and running club sponsorships at four elementary schools in 4S Ranch and Del Sur, including Design39Campus, Del Sur, Monterey Ridge and Stone Ranch.
  • Burn Institute– $1,600 to implement the Fire Safe Kids curriculum and provide the fire and burn prevention materials to 500 or more students residing in the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community.

4SCF is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting emerging needs in 4SRanch and Del Sur by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; building a community endowment for the benefit of the region; providing funds annually to community organizations and causes; and giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit 4S Ranch and Del Sur now and forever. Since 2008, 4SCF members have granted more than $360,000 to nonprofit organizations working in the community to grow a more vibrant region.

To become a member of 4SCF, 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 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 $1.4 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-814-1365