November 10, 2014 – Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced nonprofit organizations serving Oceanside are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 grant cycle with the theme “The Great Outdoors.”

The charitable foundation will accept applications for grants that support health and human services projects that foster healthy lifestyles, as well as connect, protect, or increase access to the outdoors for people of all ages and abilities in Oceanside. This grant cycle, OCF will provide grants at five levels of funding: $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; $20,000, and $25,000.

The LOI is the first step in a two-step application process. ECF will evaluate all LOI submissions and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. Organizations that are short-listed through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application. The funding range is $10,000 to $30,000.

The deadline to submit completed applications is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, December 8, 2014. A Grant Seekers Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 12 to assist nonprofit applicants. For questions about grant guidelines, contact An Lu or (619) 764-8602.

What: 2015 Grant Guidelines and Grant Seekers Forum
When: Grant Seekers Forum:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Civic Center Library Community Rooms
330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92056
RSVP at or (619) 814-1381
Who: Nonprofit organizations serving Oceanside
How: Grant guidelines and application instructions found here.

MyCommunity registration must be completed at by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Grant applications due no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, December 8, 2014

About Oceanside Charitable Foundation & the Regional Outreach Program
The Regional Outreach program, including Oceanside Charitable 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,