Oceanside Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity to Support K-12 Students in Oceanside

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

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 estelam@sdfoundation.org.

About the Oceanside Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate Program, including the Oceanside Community 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 inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 46 years, The Foundation and its donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, The San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-309-5179