We’re a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation committed to meeting emerging needs in Escondido by encouraging and increasing effective and responsible philanthropy to benefit all who live, work and play in this special community.
Our purpose is to build an Escondido community endowment; provide funding annually to Escondido nonprofit organizations and causes; and give Escondido community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Escondido, now and forever.
Escondido Giving Arch
On April 11, the Escondido Community Foundation (ECF) and the City of Escondido lit the 40-foot by 108-foot welcome arch over Grand Avenue at Centre City Parkway in honor of first responders and as a beacon of hope. ECF decided that it is time to light the new Giving Arch. Jacquie Skay, Chair of the ECF Board, commented. “While the original plan was to host a huge public ceremony but the rules of the day changed that plan. We decided not to wait. Now is the time to give our community something to cheer about.”
The arch, named “The Giving Arch” is in recognition of the generosity and community spirit of Escondido residents. The design of The Giving Arch reflects the architectural lines of Escondido City Hall and the philanthropic spirit of the community and will welcome both residents and visitors to Escondido.
A lighting and dedication of the Arch was originally scheduled for March 12 but was cancelled last minute due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It remained unlit now.
A dedication Ceremony will be held when the time is appropriate. Plaques are still available. Please contact Trudy Armstrong at email@example.com for more information.
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.