Members and Friends,

I hope your summer is off to a great start!

Thank you to those who joined us for our annual Grant Celebration at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) on June 6th. Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF) awarded $90,000 to six local nonprofits that provide programs that identify and address the behavioral health needs of Oceanside adults 50 years and older (listed below). We were so grateful to have our OCF members together with representatives from these six great organizations celebrating our collective impact. Special thanks to board members Jami Besecker and David Nydegger for their hard work in coordinating an outstanding event!

OCF’s impact is dependent on your generosity to our community. Thank you for your continued support of Oceanside. And our impact grows as we welcome more members, so please continue to spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and colleagues. We have room for everyone!

As we prepare for our next grant cycle and calendar of events, we also ask you to consider joining our Grants and/or Membership Committee. Sharing a little extra time can make a big difference and deepen your connection with the work that we all support as members. If you are interested in learning more about these committees or other ways you can assist, please contact Regional Affiliates Manager Michael Oliveri. We greatly appreciate your consideration.

Thank you for coming together for the benefit of all who live, work, and play in the Oceanside community!

Best regards,
Beverly Holtz
OCF Board Chair

Downtown Oceanside

OCF 2023-2024 Grantees

Brother Benno Foundation – $20,000 to meet the critical health and safety needs of senior persons experiencing homelessness in the Oceanside community.

Interfaith Community Services – $20,000 for its homeless outreach and aid services for unsheltered older adults that address the urgent behavioral health needs of seniors in Oceanside who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

North County LGBTQ Resource Center – $15,000 for its Mental Health Services and Foodies & Goodies programs that provide mental health sessions and food for older LGBTQ+ Oceanside adults and their loved ones.

Serving Seniors – $5,000 to provide nutritious meals to low-income seniors experiencing homelessness living in Oceanside.

Mama’s Kitchen – $15,000 for its Senior Nutrition Program that provides homemade nutritious food to seniors with critical illnesses and who are unable to provide for themselves.

Vista Community Clinic (VCC) – $15,000 for Health on Wheels for Seniors, its mobile medical and dental units that will host monthly clinics and quarterly health fairs for Oceanside’s low-income seniors.