November 7, 2022 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Community Foundation (RCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, has awarded $44,900 to 11 local nonprofit programs that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant community and recover from the pandemic.
“We want to help organizations that have a strategic impact in Ramona to ensure the community thrives,” shared Robert Krysak, RCF Board Chair. “After a year of pandemic woes, we recognize the needs of the community might be different now and these grants aim to address those emerging needs.”
In its 10 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.
List of 2022-2023 Grantees:
- $5,000 to Ramona Senior Center for its Senior Nutrition Program that serves nutritious meals to seniors that may be unable to provide for themselves.
- $5,000 to ArtReach for its Visual Arts Education at Ramona Program that will engage all K-6 students at Ramona Elementary in a series of visual art lessons and a culminating art exhibit.
- $5,000 to Feeding San Diego for its Ramona Together Tour, a monthly drive-through food distribution site that serves approximately 150 – 200 Ramona households.
- $5,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego for its Video Club to provide the equipment and skills to youth to produce videos that will address important issues.
- $5,000 to Voices for Children for its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program to provide support, mentoring and advocacy services to Ramona children in foster care.
- $4,800 to Girls on the Run San Diego (GOTRSD) to fund a team of up to 20 third through fifth grade girls to teach physical fitness and boost self-confidence.
- $3,500 to TrueCare for its Uncompensated Care for Health Equity program that covers bundled visits so low-income individuals and families in Ramona can still receive quality care without the burden of cost.
- $3,300 to The Art Center (TAC) of Ramona for the Art Center Family Rural Arts Program that hosts a professionally taught, free monthly art event to Ramona families.
- $3,300 to Write Out Loud for Renewal Through Story, which are two programs that use the ancient art of storytelling to help build a more vibrant community for Ramona seniors and youth.
- $2,500 to Burn Institute for its Fire Safe Seniors program to provide seniors with new smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as fire safety education and smoke alarm maintenance.
- $2,500 to Heart and Hooves Therapy to provide on-site sessions and off-site visits to individuals/families who cannot afford animal-assisted therapy.
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 $1.45 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.
Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, email@example.com, 619-814-1365