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 
Marva Bledsoe*, Grants Chair 
Beverly Holtz*, Immediate Past Chair 
Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy*, Membership Co-Chair
Amber Newman, Membership Co-Chair
David Nydegger*
Diane Nygaard*
Colleen O’Harra*
Anne Speraw*

*Founders

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News & Events

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OCTOBER 2019 LETTER FROM OCEANSIDE BOARD CHAIR VINCE ALESSI

Board Chair Vince Alessi shares the latest news...

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

OCEANSIDE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS CYCLE TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

Oceanside Charitable Foundation is accepting grant applications until Dec. 3, 2019. ...

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July 2019 Letter from Oceanside Board Chair Vince Alessi

JULY 2019 LETTER FROM OCEANSIDE BOARD CHAIR VINCE ALESSI

Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF) Board Chair Vince Alessi shares a member spotlight and an inspirational impact story fr...

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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.

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 Oceanside Charitable 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 nonprofit grant applications they deem most worthy and valuable to Oceanside.

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Grants

Oceanside Charitable Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle: Community Well-Being

Mission & Purpose

The purpose of The Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation (TSDF), is to improve and preserve the quality of life in Oceanside by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; providing funds annually to Oceanside projects and programs; building an Oceanside community endowment; and giving the Oceanside community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that benefit Oceanside now and forever.

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of the City of Oceanside.

Introduction

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation invites 501(c)3 non-profit public charities and governmental agencies serving Oceanside to submit applications with the focus on Community Well-Being.

Focus Area

For this 2020 grant cycle, The Oceanside Charitable Foundation is seeking applications for Programs that support community well-being including: cultural image enhancement; food insecurity; stronger families; and expanded diversity collaboration.

Deadline for Submission is: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Grant Guidelines

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Grants Awarded

2019 – 2020

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $65,000 to three local nonprofits at its 11th Annual Grants Celebration. OCF supported programs that focus on investing in youth development in the community.


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Culinary Arts Program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
$15,000 Grant

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Transitional Youth Academy (TYA) Working Wildcats
Interfaith Community Services
$25,000 Grant


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Latino Young Men Success Pilot
Oceanside Promise
$25,000 Grant


2018 – 2019

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted $63,300 to six local nonprofits at its 10th Annual Grants Celebration. OCF supported programs that focus on individuals and organizations coming together to develop the Oceanside community they envision.


Encuentros Leadership

Young Emerging Latino Leaders Program
Encuentros Leadership
$15,000 Grant

Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation

Lap Trackers Program
Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation
$4,300 Grant

Oceanside Museum of Art

Literacy Through Art
Oceanside Museum of Art
$15,000 Grant



Studio ACE

Community Arts Education Program
Studio ACE
$9,000 Grant

TIP San Diego

Crisis Intervention Program
TIP San Diego
$10,000 Grant

Voices for Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates
Voices for Children
$10,000 Grant


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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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Contact Us

For more information or to join today, contact Estela Mitrani, Manager Regional Affiliates, at estelam@sdfoundation.org or 619-847-7100.

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