More than 40 Ramona Community Foundation members, community leaders and residents came together last month to celebrate six years of giving in the community.
Since 2011, RCF has granted more than $190,000 to advance quality of life in Ramona and for its efforts, the organization was recently honored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce with the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year award.
As Chamber of Commerce award presenter Thad Clendenen commented, “the Ramona Community Foundation is committed to emerging needs by encouraging and increasing effective and responsible philanthropy to benefit all who live, work and play in Ramona.”
Helping Young Girls Succeed
Over the years, more than 50 nonprofit programs have benefitted from the generosity of RCF members.
Among the many organizations supported is Girls on the Run, a 2016 grantee committed to the health and well-being of local youth by creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential.
The organization provides a ten-week program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade that helps them develop essential skills to navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with a community service project and a celebratory 5K event.
“Thanks to the grant from the Ramona Community Foundation, we were able to empower 20 girls of Ramona Elementary to use their voices and strength to positively impact their community and train for their first ever 5K,” shared Kasey MacNair, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of San Diego.
RCF reminds us of the power of collective philanthropy when we all come together for a similar purpose.
The San Diego Foundation Regional Affiliate Program enables communities to leverage charitable funds from its residents who take collective action through grantmaking.
Together, members help improve their respective cities and build strong, resilient neighborhoods today, and into the future.
If you aren’t a member yet, the Regional Affiliate Program is the perfect way to become an active participant in your community’s growth, wherever you live.
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