Purpose and Vision

We’re a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation committed to our community through the financial support of nonprofit organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play in 4SRanch~Del Sur. We improve the quality of life and meet emerging needs in 4SRanch~Del Sur by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; building a community endowment for the benefit of the region; providing funds annually to community organizations and causes, and giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit 4SRanch~Del Sur, now and forever.

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San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

As a community foundation experienced in disaster response, The San Diego Foundation is positioned to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities and take on unexpected challenges, including response to the alarming spread of COVID-19.

The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation has raised $53 million in private donations and government funding and granted more than $51 million to rapidly respond to the many needs of the San Diegans impacted by the pandemic crisis.

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Board of Directors

Theresa Burke*, Chair
Ray Hower, Grants Chair
Lynn Aguilera
Brian Davey, DDS
Sheila Godkin*
Deanne Hormovitis
Theresa Shay*

*Founder

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

4SRANCH~DEL SUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call fo...

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The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation is committed to our community through the financial support of nonprofit organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play in 4SRanch~Del Sur.

OCTOBER 2020 LETTER FROM 4SCF BOARD CHAIR THERESA BURKE

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) Board Chair Theresa Burke shares shares an update with 4SCF members, including a ...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

4SRANCH~DEL SUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,500 TO STRENGTHEN WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, marked its 13th year of giving by ...

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Become a Member

When you become a member of the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation, you make a difference for the causes you care about in this special community. Half of all membership dues go immediately to grant making efforts, while the other half goes into a permanent endowment to sustain future efforts for the good of the 4SRanch~Del Sur community.

Matt McLaughlin established an endowment legacy fund at The San Diego Foundation that continues to make a profound impact on the North County region. The Matt McLaughlin Live Here, Give Here program supports membership dollars raised, growing 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation grantmaking from member contributions for our community.

Other member benefits include participating in grantmaking, board and/or committee leadership, attending events, and recognition in promotional materials. All members get one vote each year for the local grant applications they deem most worthy and valuable to 4SRanch~Del Sur.

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2021-2022 Grants: Community COVID-19 Recovery

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) is in its 11th grant cycle of grantmaking to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in 4S Ranch and Del Sur. In the current cycle, 4SCF invites nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals specifically for programs which support community COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Grant Guidelines

Grant Application

The deadline for submitting completed applications is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Grants

Grants Awarded

2020-2021

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $16,500 in funding to six nonprofit organizations at its 13th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on projects that strengthen the health and well-being of individuals and families in the community. In addition, a $1,000 grant was made to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

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Mentors and Resilience Support for Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
$5,000 Grant

Fire and Burn Prevention Education
The Burn Institute
$1,000

Music Program Facility Upgrades
Del Norte High School Music Boosters
$1,000

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Nature Trail Access and Education
Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
$2,500

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Running Clubs in 4S Ranch-Del Sur Elementary Schools
Poway Unified School District
$1,500 Grant

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The San Diego Foundation
$1,000

San Diego Zoo Safari Express Therapy Outreach Program
Zoological Society of San Diego
$4,500 Grant

2019 – 2020

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $19,250 in funding to four nonprofit organizations at its 12th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on projects that strengthen the health and well-being of youth in the community.

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Character Counts
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
$5,000 Grant

Precussion Replacement
Del Norte High School Music Boosters
$6,830 Grant

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Oak Valley Peer Leaders Creating a Leadership Legacy
Oak Valley Middle School
$5,920 Grant

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Running Clubs in 4S Ranch-Del Sur Elementary Schools
Poway Unified School District
$1,500 Grant

2018 – 2019

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $25,000 in funding to five local nonprofit organizations at its 11th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on organizations that address the health and well-being of youth, families and individuals in 4S Ranch and Del Sur.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Planet Health
Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego
$7,200 Grant

Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego

Senior Care in the Home
Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego
$8,000 Grant

Sponsorship for Running Clubs in 4S/Del Sur Elementary Schools
PUSD Running Clubs
$1,500 Grant

SOLE Effects

Del Norte High School SWITCH Leadership Expedition
SOLE Effects
$5,500 Grant

Write Out Loud

4SRanch/Del Sur Literature Initiative
Write Out Loud
$2,800 Grant

2017 – 2018

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $32,000 in funding to five local nonprofit organizations at its 10th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on projects that enrich the 4S Ranch and Del Sur youth communities and foster their growth to becoming informed and well-prepared citizens.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Junior Leaders Civic Engagement & STEM Project
Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego
$3,000 Grant

Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Financial Literacy Programming
Junior Achievement of San Diego County
$7,500 Grant

Oak Valley Middle School Music Boosters

Play it Forward!
Oak Valley Middle School Music Boosters
$7,000 Grant

SOLE Effects

4S Ranch and Del Sur SWITCH Experience
SOLE Effects
$5,500 Grant

Zoological Society of San Diego

Citizen Science Goes Big
Zoological Society of San Diego
$9,000 Grant

2016 – 2017

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded a record $32,948 in funding to four nonprofit organizations at its 9th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on projects that will establish voluntary participation and education of citizens in the 4SRanch~Del Sur community with an emphasis on civic engagement, science and technology.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

4S Ranch – Robotics
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
$6,000 Grant

The Design39C Collaborative

Studio39 @ Design39
The Design39C Collaborative
$8,500 Grant

Stone Ranch Elementary School

S.T.E.M. Lab Expansion
Stone Ranch Elementary School
$9,878 Grant

Zoological Society of San Diego

Citizen Science: Wildlife Monitoring
Zoological Society of San Diego
$8,570 Grant

2015 – 2016

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $27,000 in funding to six nonprofit organizations at its 8th Annual Grants Celebration. 4SCF focused on projects that foster healthy lifestyles, and connect, protect, or increase access to nature for people of all ages and abilities and improve the lives of those who live, work and play in the 4S Ranch~Del Sur community.

Design 39C Collaborative

Healthy Bodies, Health Planet Week
Design 39C Collaborative
$1,400 Grant

Del Norte High School Music Boosters
Performing in the Great Outdoors
Del Norte High School Music Boosters
$5,000 Grant

I Love a Clean San Diego

Connected: Community and Conservation
I Love a Clean San Diego, Inc.
$6,500 Grant

Loving Life Foundation

Bikes for Kids and Youth
Loving Life Foundation
$5,000 Grant

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Worms Are the Way
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
$6,000 Grant

Zoological Society of San Diego

Reptile Rescue
Zoological Society of San Diego
$4,100 Grant

2014 – 2015

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation celebrated its seventh year of grantmaking and awarded $25,315 to community groups. For the 2014-2015 grant cycle, the 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation chose to focus on projects that build community leadership and involvement, while meeting a timely need for a technology or arts and culture need. Thanks to the Matt McLaughlin Live Here, Give Here Matching Program, the 4SCF was able to double its grantmaking this year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

4S-Tech-Zone
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
$1,000 Grant

Del Norte High School

DNHS Choirs – Leadership through Musical Excellence
Del Norte High School
$7,000 Grant

Junior Achievement of San Diego County

JA Job Shadow in Technology Fields
Junior Achievement of San Diego County
$4,000 Grant

Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation

Monarch TV
Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation
$5,600 Grant

Oak Valley Middle School

3D Design and Model Program
Oak Valley Middle School
$5,000 Grant

Oak Valley Middle School

Helping Hands
Oak Valley Middle School
$2,715 Grant

Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Trudy Armstrong, 4SRanch-Del Sur Charitable Foundation Director, at trudy@sdfoundation.org or (619) 764-8602.

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