May 4, 2017 – San Diego, CA – Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 29th year of grantmaking, RBCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged Rancho Bernardo community.

The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Rancho Bernardo 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.

Preference will be given to projects that clearly address Rancho Bernardo-specific issues and needs; including activities that promote creativity and enhance civic engagement.

To achieve the greatest impact, RBCF will fund programs that involve collaborative efforts, specifically those bringing together a variety of stakeholders. Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Rancho Bernardo may submit proposals of $1,500 to $10,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines are available here.

The deadline for application submission is Monday, June 5 at 12:30pm. For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at 

About the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Rancho Bernardo 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 700 members, established endowments of more than $4 million overall, and granted more than $4.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,