October 28, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 12th grant cycle, OCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals for projects that promote the well-being of the community, such as cultural image enhancement, food security and stronger families.

Successful applications will present programs that address at least one aspect of the health and well-being of Oceanside residents. To achieve the greatest impact, OCF will fund programs that involve collaborative efforts, specifically those bringing together a variety of stakeholders.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Oceanside may submit proposals of $5,000 to $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.

For program questions, please contact Estela Mitrani at estelam@sdfoundation.org. For technical questions about the online application , contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org. The deadline for submissions is December 3. 


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, 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, vheald@behmedia.com

Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056, justin@sdfoundation.org