January 23, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 10th grant cycle, ECF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals that support programs investing in our youth.

ECF believes Escondido’s young people are among the city’s strongest assets and can help fulfill the vision of a better Escondido. Projects can focus on a broad range of areas, including leadership and responsibility, enrichment programs, community and cultural engagement, job and life skills. 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 Escondido may submit proposals of $15,000 to $35,000. 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 February 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org.

About the Escondido Charitable Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Escondido Charitable 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 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 your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs now and forever.


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