4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation Chair Tanny Joyce said it best when telling members and guests at the regional affiliate’s recent grants celebration: “The charitable spirit of the individuals standing here tonight has helped our community grow and become a thriving place we can all be proud to call home.”
Local Giving with a Purpose
Whether it is supporting the rich natural resources and open spaces throughout 4S Ranch and Del Sur, which was the focus of this year’s grant cycle, or investing in local arts and technology, one theme has remained consistent.
The 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation believes in granting to programs that create a more vibrant region for today, as well as future generations.
Over the course of eight years, the 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation has granted money to dozens of organizations and programs that put youth first.
Supporting Vital Programs
Del Norte High School is a prime example. As schools nationwide struggle to sustain various programs due to budget constraints, art education is often one of the most common areas cut.
Research shows that young people who participate in the arts earn higher grades and score better on standardized tests. Not to mention the benefits to personal growth and maturation.
Fortunately, youth in 4S Ranch and Del Sur have a champion in the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation.
A 2015 grant given to Del Norte High School Music Boosters is providing the music program with equipment and facility enhancements to improve the development of over 180 young performers. In addition, a grant given in 2014 supported the newly established Del Norte High School Choirs to build better student leaders through the art of music.
And those are just two among dozens of youth-focused and other local programs that have received over $140,000 from the regional affiliate of The San Diego Foundation.
The Smart Music program at Oak Valley Middle School; The Junior Achievement Job Shadow program for 4S Ranch and Del Sur high school students, and The Mobile Learning Solutions program at Monterey Ridge Elementary have been supported by the generosity of 4SRanch-Del Sur community members through the foundation. And the list goes on and on.
But this is just the beginning. The 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation recently marked a major milestone as it now has over $100,000 in its endowment fund.
Thanks to the generosity of its members and knowledge that their collective efforts have a significant impact in the community, 4S Ranch and Del Sur is a stronger region today and will be in perpetuity.
Are you a resident of the 4S Ranch and Del Sur area? Do you live elsewhere and want to make a difference in your neighborhood?
Become a member of your respective regional affiliate with The San Diego Foundation and play an active role in your community’s growth and vibrancy.