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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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.

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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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 10th grant cycle, 4SCF invites ...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation Grants $32,948 Supporting S.T.E.M. Education

The 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded a record $32,948 in funding to fo...

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4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation Grants Committee Chair Deanne Hormovitis presents the 2015-2016 grants ballot.

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation Update

Get updates from Grants Committee Chair Deanne Hormovitis, attend our upcoming Annual Grants Celebration, and learn about the...

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Grants

Grant Opportunities

2017 Grant Cycle
Civic Engagement with a Focus on Youth Development

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) is in its 10th grant cycle and invites San Diego County nonprofits serving and impacting the residents of 4SRanch and Del Sur communities to submit an application for the 2017 grant cycle.

Focus Area

For this 2017 grant cycle, 4SCF will be accepting proposals for programs that enrich the 4SRanch and Del Sur youth communities and foster their growth to becoming informed and well prepared citizens.

We are looking for programs that educate and develop our youth in a broad range of areas: leadership and responsibility, environmental awareness, health and wellness, science and technology, arts and financial literacy. The goal is to engage the youth in our community and develop in them a strong civic responsibility, building toward a future with heavy community involvement.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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Grants Awarded

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 Club of Greater San Diego

4S Ranch – Robotics
Boys and Girls Club 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

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2015 – 2016

The 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation awarded $27,000. We 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 4SRanch~Del Sur area.

Loving Life Foundation

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

I Love a Clean San Diego

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

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

Zoological Society of San Diego

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

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

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

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Grants Awarded

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.

Oak Valley Middle School

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

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

Oak Valley Middle School

Helping Hands
Oak Valley Middle School
$2,715 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

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Board of Directors

Deanne Hormovitis*, Chair
Theresa Burke, Grants Committee
Carol Ware, Events Committee
Lynn Aguilera
Sheila Godkin*
Tanny Joyce*
Randee Kuehler
Amy Milne
Theresa Shay*
Paul Ware

*Founder

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For more information or to join today, contact Estela Mitrani, 4SRanch~Del Sur Affiliate Manager at estelam@sdfoundation.org or (619) 847-7100. Or, fill out the web form below.

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