April 2, 2019 – 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 31st year of grantmaking, RBCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals that build a more vibrant and civically-engaged Rancho Bernardo, as well as proposals that support music or musical programs in the community.
The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Rancho Bernardo a great place to live, work and play. Preference will be given to projects that clearly address Rancho Bernardo-specific needs; including activities that promote creativity and enhance civic engagement.
To achieve the greatest impact, RBCF will prioritize programs that involve collaborative efforts, specifically those bringing together a variety of stakeholders. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines for community enhancement are available here and guidelines for music programs are available here.
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 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $4.6 million overall, and granted more than $5 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 $1.1 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 for good, forever.