April 12, 2023 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Community Foundation (RCF), an affiliate of San Diego Foundation, announced the availability of grant funding to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Ramona.

“We want to help organizations that have a strategic impact in Ramona to ensure the community thrives,” shared Robert Krysak, RCF Board Chair. “After years of pandemic woes, we recognize the needs of the community might be different now and these grants aim to address those emerging needs.”

In the 2023 – 2024 cycle, RCF invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for Ramona that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community and recover from the pandemic. Proposals must be submitted online by no later than 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 22, 2023. The grant application can be accessed online at SDFoundation.org/Grants.

The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Ramona a great place to live, work and play. Desirable projects will inspire community pride and revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

Preference will be given to projects that clearly address Ramona-specific issues and needs. To be eligible for a grant from RCF, organizations must have tax-exempt status and provide services in the community of Ramona. Only proposals in a range of $1,500 to $7,500 will be accepted.

These projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Funding may be used to expand existing programs, replicate programs tested in other communities or to launch new efforts. Ramona Community Foundation will fund programs managed by nonprofit organizations, schools or government agencies.

In its 11 years of grantmaking, RCF has granted more than $400,000 to over 100 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Ramona.

For more information about the Vibrant Community program, or to apply for a grant, visit SDFoundation.org/Grants.

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

About Ramona Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate Program, including Ramona 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 $1.4 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.


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