4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

November 15, 2016 – San Diego, CA – 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 10th grant cycle, 4SCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit project proposals that enrich the 4SRanch and Del Sur youth communities and foster their growth so future generations become informed and well prepared citizens.

Projects can focus on a broad range of areas, including leadership and responsibility, environmental awareness, health and wellness, science and technology, arts and financial literacy. The goal is to engage youth in the community and develop in them a strong civic responsibility, building toward a future with heavy community involvement.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving 4SRanch and Del Sur may submit proposals of $1,500 to $10,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines are available here.

The deadline for submissions is December 19 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@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, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 700 members, established endowments of more than $4 million overall, and granted more than $4.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of charitable giving to enact positive social change in our region. We mobilize resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement though effective, responsible and innovative philanthropy. We are your community foundation committed to arts & culture, civil society, education, environment, health and human services, and youth development to build equity and opportunity for all San Diegans. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. For more information, visit our website and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.

Contacts

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org