December 19, 2013 – Oceanside, CA – The Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has released its 2014 Grant Guidelines.

The OCF invites San Diego County nonprofits to submit an application to express interest in applying for 2014-2015 grants on the subject of community engagement: neighborhood leadership and voluntarism. The OCF wants to advance the community aspect of living in Oceanside. The foundation is making a call to action to neighborhoods, nonprofits and community leaders to come up with creative solutions that engage people in addressing Oceanside issues. During the next grants cycle, the OCF will make grants that help to catalyze greater leadership, engagement and voluntarism within our community. This year, the foundation is placing special emphasis on funding smaller organizations that are already ‘on the ground’ within the community of Oceanside.

This Grant Cycle, the OCF will provide grants at three levels of funding:

  • $5,000
  • $15,000
  • $25,000
What: 2014 Grant Guidelines and Grant Seekers Forum
Who: Nonprofit organizations serving Oceanside
How: Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found here. MyCommunity registration can be completed at
When: MyCommunity registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014.


Grant Seekers Forum

Please join us for a non-mandatory forum to discuss the Oceanside Charitable Foundation Grant Guidelines and application.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

El Corazon Senior Center
3302 Senior Center Dr,
Oceanside, CA 92056

RSVP by Tuesday, January 7 by emailing or calling (619) 822-4485.

Questions: For questions concerning the grant guidelines, contact John Duca at or (619) 822-4485.

For technical questions about the application, contact Sadie Brinton at or (619) 814-1381.

About The San Diego Foundation’s Community Foundations
The Community Foundations, proud affiliates of The San Diego Foundation, help identify and meet the emerging needs of communities throughout San Diego County by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy by and for the benefit of all who live, work and play in the region. The Community Foundations provide their communities with a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts. The foundations are located in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4SRanch-Del Sur. For additional information, please visit

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $635 million in assets, almost half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $846 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

John Duca (, (619) 822-4485
Heather Back (, (619) 235-2300
Vince Heald (, (858) 453-9600