Happy Spring everyone!

We had another great evening at our Spring mixer at the Oceanside Broiler. It’s always wonderful to see new familiar faces and catch up when we come together for events. Thank you to all those who joined us!

This is truly an exciting time of the year for Oceanside Community Foundation (OCF). It’s the culmination of the hard work of our grants committee evaluating applications and conducting site visits with many deserving organizations. After reviewing the membership’s input on our finalists, we are excited to announce this cycle’s grantees at our annual Grants Celebration on Tuesday, June 4, at the Veterans Association of North County | VANC from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. It’s always such a magical night as we learn the difference our dollars make and celebrate the great work of our grantees. We look forward to celebrating with all of you! RSVP here.

OCF Grants Celebration

We are proud to share that this will also mark a major milestone in OCF history. Our foundation will surpass $1 million granted out since 2009 to organizations serving Oceanside! We extend our gratitude to all our members and partners over the years who have made it possible for OCF to make a positive impact in our community.

Cheers to Oceanside Community Foundation!

With gratitude,
Beverly Holtz
OCF Board Chair 

2023 Grantee Spotlight: Brother Benno’s

Brother Benno's

Brother Benno’s provides essential services covering the basic needs for survival and well-being to more than 1500 seniors in Oceanside. Available six days a week, these services support the efforts of our Community Outreach Team to provide long-term supportive care and a path out of homelessness. Items provided include a nutritious hot breakfast and bag lunches; Food boxes distributed to extremely low-income households from our Oceanside Center facility; Mobile Health Clinic at our Center facility staffed by doctors and dentists; Clothing and hygiene products and showers; Backpacks, blankets and tarps; Bus passes to meet critical medical/welfare appointments; Dental/prescription costs; Mail service; Identification documents (e.g., birth certificates, driver licenses); and transportation back home to their families.

Learn more about Brother Bennos’ amazing work here:

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our spring mixer!

OCF Mixer