A Letter from Grants Committee Chair: Deanne Hormovitis

The 4SRanch~Del Sur grant cycle for the 2016 year has come to a close.

I would like to thank our grants committee members Sheila Godkin, Randee Kuehel, Michael Zwick, Kristen Bogue and Theresa Burke for their commitment and enthusiasm.

This year’s 2015-2016 grant cycle was the 9th one for our community. The foundation was looking for programs that establish voluntary participation or education of citizens in the 4SRanch and Del Sur community with an emphasis on civic engagement, science or technology.

We are thankful to our members who attend the grants presentation and who voted online. So far, we have granted more than $175,000 in our community and look forward to our Grants Celebration on May 6.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Deanne Hormovitis

Ballot Presentation

On Thursday March 24th, 4SCF Members gathered together to learn more about the 2016 grant finalists and to cast their vote for this year’s programs! Check out the pictures on Facebook, and be sure to tag your friends!

Save the Date: Annual Grants Celebration

Join us to celebrate our 9th year of grantmaking as we recognize this year’s grantees. We’ll have food, brews and wine – it will be a night you don’t want to miss. Help us spread the spirit of philanthropy in our community by bringing a friend or a neighbor.

Friday, May 6
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Home of Carol and Herb Mutter

10252 Winecreek Ct.
San Diego, CA 92127


Grantee Spotlight

Our 2014 grantee Junior Achievement of San Diego was awarded $4,000 for its project JA Job Shadows in Technology Fields Program. We had the opportunity to hear from them on the results of their program and the impact of 4SCF support.

How were your results met?

The JA Job Shadows in Technology Fields program prepared 104 high school students in the local community to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to learning about the technology industry through hands-on job shadows.

What did funding from 4SCF allow you to achieve?

Funding for this project was instrumental in expanding our JA Job Shadow program specifically to introduce students to careers in STEM. After the job shadow experience the students were able to:

  • Recognize career clusters and potential job positions, and understand the importance of researching the requirements needed to earn the positions.
  • Develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills.
  • Identify the next steps needed in their personal career preparation.
Junior Achievement of San Diego

4SCF funding for 2014 grantee Junior Achievement of San Diego was instrumental in expanding the organization’s JA Job Shadow program and introducing students to careers in STEM.

Have there been any unexpected results in this project?

In addition to the students learning first-hand about jobs in STEM, we also found they learned valuable skills such as how to analyze and apply data, follow instructions, create answers based on their personal experience, as well as learn oral and written communications skills.

We also found that the employers learned just as much from the students as the students learned from them, including staff at Otterbox, the technology company known as an innovator of protective solutions, who worked with students from Del Norte High School.

4SRanch~Del Sur Committees

Are you interested in getting more involved?

Our membership and grants committees are looking for new support. Each committee meets once per month and provides an extremely rewarding volunteer experience. Come join us and get to know 4SRanch and Del Sur in ways you didn’t even imagine!

Please contact Estela Mitrani at estelam@sdfoundation.org if you would like to learn more.

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