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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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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OCF founding member Suzy Martinek (left) and OCF Board Chair Beverly Holtz (right) present grant check to Amy Oden with Casa de Amparo

OCEANSIDE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION PROVIDES AID FOR AT-RISK RESIDENTS

Learn more about how Oceanside Charitable Foundation is supporting programs that prevent hunger and homelessness....

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

Oceanside Charitable Foundation Fights Homelessness, Hunger with $60,000 in Grants

Oceanside Charitable Foundation awarded $60,000 in grants to three local nonprofit organizations at its 9th Annual Grants Cel...

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OCEANSIDE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION NEWS – MARCH 2016

Get updates from the Oceanside Charitable Foundation, including upcoming ballot opportunities and a grantee spotlight on The...

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Grants

Grants Awarded

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

Learn More About Grantees

Board of Directors

Beverly Holtz, Chair
Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy Immediate Past Chair
Suzy Martinek*, Grants Committee Chair
Vince Alessi
Bob “Camo” Gleisberg*
Adrianne Hakes*
Chuck Lowery
Diane Nygaard*
Colleen O’Harra*
Caroline Salvatierra*

*Founders

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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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