Purpose and Vision

We’ve partnered with The San Diego Foundation to create and sustain a local foundation to serve the community of Oceanside.

Our purpose is to meet emerging needs by encouraging and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy for all who live, work and play in Oceanside; build an Oceanside community endowment to provide funding annually to Oceanside organizations and causes; and give Oceanside community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Oceanside, now and forever.

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Board of Directors

Vince Alessi, Chair 
Adrianne Hakes, Chair Elect 
Marva Bledsoe*, Grants Chair 
Beverly Holtz*, Immediate Past Chair 
Diane Nygaard*, Membership Chair 
Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy*
Suzy Martinek*
Colleen O’Harra*
Anne Speraw*

*Founders

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News & Events

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Just in Time for Foster Youth, San Diego

Oceanside Charitable Foundation Prepares Future Generations

Learn how Oceanside Charitable Foundation grantee Just in Time for Foster Youth is helping former foster youth achieve self-s...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

Oceanside Charitable Foundation Supports Local Youth with $53,000 in Grants

Oceanside Charitable Foundation awarded $53,000 in grants to five local nonprofit organizations at its 9th Annual Grants Cele...

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Oceanside Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

Oceanside Charitable Foundation announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 2017 grant cycle, OCF invites nonpro...

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Become a Member

When you become a member of the Oceanside Charitable Foundation, you make a difference for the causes you care about in this special community. Half of all membership dues go immediately into grantmaking efforts, while the other half goes into a permanent endowment to sustain future efforts for the good of the Oceanside 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 nonprofit grant applications they deem most worthy and valuable to Oceanside.

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Grants

Grants Awarded

2017 – 2018

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $53,000 to five local nonprofits at its 9th Annual Grants Celebration. OCF supported programs that focus on “youth at risk.”


Burn Institute

Fire Safe Kids
Burn Institute
$3,000 Grant

Casa de Amparo

New Directions
Casa de Amparo
$25,000 Grant

Feeding San Diego

School Pantry Program
Feeding San Diego
$5,000 Grant



Just in Time for Foster Youth

Basic Needs/My First Home
Just in Time for Foster Youth
$10,000 Grant

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

Safe Spaces
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
$10,000 Grant


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2016 – 2017

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $60,000 to three nonprofit organizations at its 8th Annual Grants Celebration. OCF supported programs that prevent hunger and homelessness, or aid individuals currently homeless in the Oceanside community.


Brother Benno Foundation

Care for Hungry and Homeless Neighbors
Brother Benno Foundation
$25,000 Grant

Oceanside Senior Citizens Association

Oceanside Senior Nutrition Program
Oceanside Senior Citizens Association
$10,000 Grant

Casa de Amparo

New Directions Transition Housing — Turning Hope Into a Home
Casa de Amparo
$25,000 Grant


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2015 – 2016

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $48,000 to five nonprofit organizations with health and human services projects that engage Oceanside residents in healthy lifestyles.

Buena Vista Audubon Society

Elementary Bus Voucher Program
Buena Vista Audubon Society

$5,000 Grant

Ivey Ranch Elementary School

Ivey Ranch Outdoor Education
Ivey Ranch Elementary School
$8,000 Grant

Interfaith Community Services

Transitional Youth Academy
Interfaith Community Services

$10,000 Grant

Ivey Ranch Park Association

Outdoor Access Through Horses
Ivey Ranch Park Association

$10,00 Grant

T.E.R.I., Inc.

Organic Agriculture Education & Training for People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
T.E.R.I., Inc.
$15,000 Grant

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Grants Awarded

2014 – 2015

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $58,000 to seven nonprofits that enhance civic leadership, engagement and volunteerism within the Oceanside community.

Bread of Life

Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Bread of Life Rescue Mission Food Distribution 
$5,000 Grant

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

Leadership Summit Project
North County LGBTQ Resource Center

$5,000 Grant

Oceanside CERT

Oceanside CERT
Oceanside Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
$5,000 Grant

Ivey Ranch Park Association

Volunteer With A Friend
Ivey Ranch Park Association
$5,000 Grant

California State University, San Marcos

CSUSM School of Nursing Healthcare Project
California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) Foundation
$10,000 Grant

Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego, Inc.

TIP Training Academy and Resource Guide
Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego, Inc.
$10,000 Grant

Vista Community Clinic

REACH
Vista Community Clinic
$18,000 Grant

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Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Trudy Armstrong, Oceanside Charitable Foundation Director, at trudy@sdfoundation.org or 619-764-8602.

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