April 18, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Community Foundation (RCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. This year, RCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit project proposals that build a more vibrant and civically engaged Ramona community.

Since 2012, RCF has granted over $118,000 to enhance and grow the Ramona community. The goal of the 2016 grant cycle is to support programs that make Ramona a great place to live, work and play. Desirable projects will increase dialogue and participation, inspire community pride and revitalization, and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

“Over the past five years, Ramona Community Foundation has invested in 32 projects to improve the quality of life in Ramona,” stated RCF Board Chair Wes Brustad. “We look forward to increasing that number this year through funding projects that foster collaboration while clearly addressing Ramona-specific needs.”

Nonprofit organizations serving Ramona are invited to submit proposals of $1,500 to $7,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines are available at sdfoundation.org/Grants.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org.

About the Ramona Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Ramona 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, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 700 members, established endowments of more than $3.6 million overall, and granted more than $3.9 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation promotes and increases effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a more vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $629 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $964 million to the nonprofit community. For more information, visit our website and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org