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Oceanside Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

November 15, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 2017 grant cycle, OCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit project proposals that focus on “youth at risk.”

OCF will accept proposals that clearly identify the organization’s definition of “youth at risk” and explain how that definition was determined. Successful applications will clearly identify the cause(s) that place youth at risk and offer clear and precise programs for effecting change.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Oceanside may submit proposals at the following financial levels – $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; $20,000; $25,000. 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 January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org.

About the Oceanside Charitable Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Oceanside 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, San Ysidro, 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 charitable giving to enact positive social change in our region. We mobilize resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement though effective, responsible and innovative philanthropy. We are your community foundation committed to arts & culture, civil society, education, environment, health and human services, and youth development to build equity and opportunity for all San Diegans. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. For more information, visit our website and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.

Contacts

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

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