January 9, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 12th grant cycle, ECF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals for programs that enhance Escondido through interactive, publicly-accessible arts and cultural experiences.

Successful applications may include projects that connect people to each other and to their community by providing opportunities for dialogue and expression, shared experiences and civic pride. To promote this goal, ECF will accept proposals that aim to positively impact the image of Escondido and create positive experiences in our community.

The goal of the grant cycle is to elevate the image of Escondido through arts and culture, increase community pride, enhance community identity, and provide interactive experiences that have the potential to become longstanding, well-known community fixtures or traditions.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Escondido may submit proposals of $15,000 to $50,000. Multiple organizations may join to formulate and submit a single grant proposal. Grant guidelines are available here. ECF is also hosting a voluntary informational workshop on January 17 at the Raymond Center for Philanthropy to answer questions about the grant cycle and help organizations who are considering applying. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Miguel Lopez at miguel@sdfoundation.org by Tuesday, January 16.

For information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org. The deadline for submissions is February 20 at 5:00 p.m.

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 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $4.6 million overall, and granted more than $5 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.


Alyssa Enwright, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, alyssa@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056, justin@sdfoundation.org