Ramona Community Foundation Awards $62,500 to Enhance Quality of Life in Ramona and Meet Community Needs

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2021 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Community Foundation (RCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today awarded $37,500 to 10 local organizations and $25,000 to Feeding San Diego through the Vibrant Community program to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Ramona. 

“The Ramona community has a long road of recovery from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis,” shared Kristin Zook, RCF Board Chair. “We’re proud to partner with local organizations to assist in recovery efforts and meet the emerging needs of Ramona residents through these grants.”

These nonprofit organizations’ core mission is to serve the Ramona community, which has been severely impacted as a result of COVID-19. Supporting the projects of the grantees will ensure that their work and efforts will inspire community pride and revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

About the 2021 Grantees:

Additionally, RCF awarded $25,000 to Feeding San Diego to work with local Ramona food distribution sites to distribute food to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sites are as follows:

In its 10 years of grantmaking, RCF has granted more than $320,000 to over 60 nonprofit programs that strengthen quality of life for all who live, work and enjoy Ramona. To become a member, visit the RCF site or contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@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, 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 The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve 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 46 years, The Foundation and its donors have granted more than $1.3 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, The San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-309-5179

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