Purpose and Vision

We’re a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation committed to meeting emerging needs by encouraging and increasing effective and responsible philanthropy to benefit all who live, work and play in Ramona.

Our purpose is to build a Ramona community endowment; provide funding annually to Ramona organizations and causes; and give Ramona community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Ramona, now and forever.

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Board of Directors

Paul Zawilenski*, Chair
Wesley Brustad*, Immediate Past Chair
John Degenfelder*, Chair Emeritus
Kristin Zook*, Events Chair
Neil Ray Krenzel*, Treasurer
Cindy Galloway
Robert Krysak*
Tom McKelvey
Kevin McNees*
Donna Zick*

*Founders

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Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

Ramona Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grants Available

In its sixth grant cycle, Ramona Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals that d...

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Ramona Community Foundation Grants Celebration 2016

Ramona Community Foundation Awarded Local Nonprofit of the Year

San Diegans weigh in on the Ramona Community Foundation receiving the "Nonprofit of the Year" award from the Ramona Chamber o...

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Ramona Grantee - TIP San Diego

Ramona Community Foundation Strengthens Community with $39,700 in Grants

At its Annual Grants Celebration, RCF members gathered to celebrate $39,700 in grants to 10 nonprofits serving the Ramona com...

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Become a Member

When you become a member of the Ramona Community Foundation, you begin to 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 Ramona 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 Ramona.

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Grants

Grants Awarded

2016 – 2017

The Ramona Community Foundation awarded $39,700 to 10 nonprofit organizations at its Annual Grants Celebration. RCF focused its 2016-2017 grantmaking on projects specifically for Ramona that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community.


ArtReach

ArtReach Access to Art Program
ArtReach
$7,000 Grant

Girls on the Run San Diego

Healthy Girls, Healthy Life Project
Girls on the Run San Diego
$3,500 Grant

Heart and Hooves Therapy, Inc.

On-site and Off-site Sessions
Heart and Hooves Therapy, Inc.
$3,000 Grant



In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes

Ramona Sobering Center
In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes
$3,500 Grant

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

Senior Companion Program
Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
$3,500 Grant

Promising Futures, Inc.

Giving and Giving: A Food Drive and Delivery
Promising Futures, Inc.
$2,000 Grant



Ramona Junior Fair, Inc.

Ramona Junior Fair, Inc.
$6,700 Grant

Ramona Meals on Wheels

Ramona Meals on Wheels
$4,000 Grant

Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc.

Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc.
$3,500 Grant



Young Audiences of San Diego

Take Note: Music in the Schools Program
Young Audiences of San Diego
$3,000 Grant


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2015 – 2016

The Ramona Community Foundation awarded $41,473 to 10 nonprofit organizations that demonstrated the power to build a more vibrant and healthy community.

Boys and Girls Clubs Ramona Branch

Stepping Stones to Stem Success
Boys and Girls Clubs Ramona Branch
$5,000 Grant

Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation

Screen Your Teen
Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation
$3,500 Grant

Feeding America San Diego

Partner Mobile Pantry
Feeding America San Diego
$4,773 Grant

Hearts and Hooves

Offsite and Onsite Sessions
Hearts and Hooves
$1,000 Grant

In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes

Ramona Sobering Center
In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes
$7,000 Grant

Feeding America San Diego

Partner Mobile Pantry
Feeding America San Diego
$4,773 Grant

Ramona Senior Center

Reducing Senior Food Insecurities
Ramona Senior Center
$5,000 Grant

Ramona Town Hall

Main Hall Project
Ramona Town Hall
$7,000 Grant

Trauma Intervention Programs

Crisis Intervention
Trauma Intervention Programs
$4,000 Grant

Write Out Loud

Write Out Loud
$2,500 Grant

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Grants Awarded

2014 – 2015

In its third cycle of grantmaking, the Ramona Community Foundation invited nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals that would help encourage Civic Engagement and Leadership. Thanks to additional funding from the Matt McLaughlin Live Here, Give Here Matching Program.

The following organizations and programs were awarded grants:

North County Health Services

Ramona Community Health Fair
North County Health Services
$1,500 Grant

Ramona West End Fire Safe Council

Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface Training
Ramona West End Fire Safe Council
$1,500 Grant

Write Out Loud

Write Out Loud Ramona
Write Out Loud
$2,100 Grant

Ramona Chamber of Commerce

The Table: A Community Collaboration
Ramona Chamber of Commerce
$2,500 Grant

Boys and Girls Clubs Ramona Branch

Carrying the Torch
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
$3,000 Grant

Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

Outreach & Community Education Volunteer Program
Fund for Animals Wildlife Center
$3,100 Grant

Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

Ramona Tree Trust & San Dieguito River Valley
Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project
$4,000 Grant

Burn Institute

Fire and Burn Prevention Education
Burn Institute
$4,500 Grant

Disadvantaged Youth Alliance

Educational Empowerment Initiative
Disadvantaged Youth Alliance
$7,000 Grant

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Contact Us

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

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