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Oceanside Community Foundation Requests Grants to Address the Behavioral Health Needs of Older Adults

November 3, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, today announced the availability of grant funding for programs that identify and address the behavioral health needs of Oceanside adults 50 years and older such as: safety, mobility, socialization, food insecurity, and mental and physical health.

“We want to work with local organizations supporting needs of Oceanside adults 50 and above to ensure that, as a community, we’re uplifting our older adults socially and emotionally,” said Beverly Holtz, OCF 2022-2023 board chair.

These projects should be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grants in the amounts of $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000 and $25,000 are encouraged. Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2022. Grant guidelines including directions on how to register and apply can be accessed at www.oceansidecommunityfoundation.org.

Since 2009, OCF has granted more than $830,000 to over 60 programs that help grow a more vibrant community, so the current and next generation of Oceanside residents have a place they are proud to call home.

To become an OCF member, visit the website or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

About Oceanside Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including Oceanside Community Foundation, was established by 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, 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 San Diego Foundation

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 47 years, SDF and its donors have granted more than $1.45 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.

Contact

Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-814-1365

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