4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation Grants $25,000 to Support COVID-19 Recovery for Programs Serving Youth

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

For Immediate Release

June 3, 2021 – San Diego, CA – The 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded $25,000 to three nonprofit programs to support in their COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts for 4S Ranch and Del Sur youth.

“While our whole community has struggled over the past year, youth have been especially vulnerable to social isolation and anxiety,” said 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation Board Chair Theresa Burke. “These three organizations and their programming will allow students in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities, especially those who are most at-risk, to receive the support and care they need in this time.”

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

List of 2021-2022 Grantees:

  • $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters to support mentoring programs for at-risk youth during COVID-19 by expanding support for online experiences connecting at-risk youth to adult mentors.
  • $5,000 to Del Norte High School Music Boosters to allow Del Norte High School to safely resume in-person music education classes. Funds will go towards purchasing specialized face masks with face slits and MERV 13 bell covers for wind instruments.
  • $15,000 to The Boys and Girls Club for support of their after-school Literacy Program. Funds will help boost academic success for kindergarten through middle school students by hiring staff to help with homework, reading, and book-themed activities. This funding is partly funded by The San Diego Foundation.

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.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, The San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-309-5179