November 3, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced a call for Letters of Intent for its 14th annual grant cycle.

ECF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals for initiatives that improve the quality of life in Escondido through environmental education and action.

ECF members believe that people of all ages and abilities can play an important role as stewards of the environment. Successful applications may cultivate and train future generations of environmental leaders and stewards, engage the community in habitat conservation, or develop food justice programs that increase access to healthy, sustainable food systems. Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Escondido may submit proposals of $10,000 to $30,000.

ECF is hosting a Voluntary Informational Workshop on November 20 at the Raymond Center for Philanthropy to answer questions about the grant process and help organizations who are considering whether to submit a Letter of Intent. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Tiffany Cummings at by November 19.

Guidelines for the Letters of Intent are available here. For program questions, please contact Trudy Armstrong at For technical questions about the online application , contact Kerri Favela at The deadline for Letter of Intent submissions is January 6, 2019.


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 $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 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 $1.1 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 for good, forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,

Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056,