For Immediate Release

Oct. 22, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced the availability of grant funding to enhance and support academic development programs for K-12 students in Oceanside.

In the 2022 – 2023 grant cycle, OCF invites local schools and organizations to submit project proposals that demonstrate a strong mission to support the academic, social development and enrichment of Oceanside students and provide the building blocks to recover from the pandemic.

“After a long year of online distance learning, we want to strengthen students’ academic development and help our communities recuperate from the COVID-19 crisis,” said OCF Board Chair Vince Alessi. “Our goal is to support organizations who are committed to providing our youth with academic resources and the social-emotional tools needed to thrive.”

These projects should be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. The minimum funding range is $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000. Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. on December 3, 2021.

The grant application can be accessed here.

In its 13 years of grantmaking, OCF has granted more than $700,000 to over 60 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Oceanside.

To become an OCF member, visit the website or contact Estela Mitrani at


Lorena Nava Ruggero, The San Diego Foundation,, 619-309-5179