November 10, 2014 – San Diego, CA – 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced nonprofit organizations serving 4SRanch-Del Sur are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 grant cycle with the theme “The Great Outdoors.”

4SCF will accept applications for grants up to $7,000 that propose creative projects promoting rich natural resources and open spaces throughout 4SRanch-Del Sur. During this grant cycle, 4SCF will provide grants that support programs or projects that foster healthy lifestyles; connect, protect, or increase access to nature for people of all ages and abilities; and improve the lives of those who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of the greater 4SRanch-Del Sur area.

The deadline to submit completed applications is 5pm (PST) on Monday, December 22, 2014. A Grant Seekers Forum will be held on Monday, November 17 to assist nonprofit applicants. For grant guideline questions, contact Trudy Armstrong or (619) 764-8602.

What: 2015-2016 4SCF Grant Cycle and Grant Seekers Forum
Who: Nonprofit organizations serving 4S Ranch and Del Sur
How: Grant guidelines and application instructions found here.

MyCommunity registration must be completed at by Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. (PST)

Grant applications due no later than 5pm (PST) on Monday, December 22, 2014

When: Grant Seekers Forum:
Monday, November 17, 2014, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Shay Realtors Community Hub
10550 Craftsman Way, Ste. 184, San Diego CA
RSVP at or (619) 814-1381

About 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation & the Regional Outreach Program
The Regional Outreach program, including 4SRanch-Del Sur Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to build and promote a regional network of community affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership in building endowments, increasing responsible and effective philanthropy, and promoting local and regional civic engagement. Since 2006, The San Diego Foundation has established affiliates in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Outreach program has exceeded 700 members, built endowments of more than $3.4 million overall, and granted more than $3.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. For additional information, please visit

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $675 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $891 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Theresa Nakata, The San Diego Foundation, 619-890-1378,