Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Civic Engagement
Activities and Music Programs Benefiting Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) - Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF)

Deadline Date:

07/13/20 5:00 PM PDT Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support projects that encourage civic engagement and foster pride in the local community. Funds will also be awarded to support music programs. Projects must serve the residents of the Rancho Bernardo community.

The purpose and vision of The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation (RBCF) is to improve the quality of life and meet emerging needs. RBCF, a proud affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play in Rancho Bernardo.

In the current cycle, the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation will accept proposals that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community. Projects must clearly address Rancho Bernardo-specific issues and needs; including activities that promote creativity and enhance civic engagement and must also clearly address the impact on Rancho Bernardo residents.These projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Funding may be used to expand existing programs, replicate programs tested in other communities or to launch totally new efforts.

Grants will be awarded for projects focusing on one of the following areas:

Community Enhancement: 

The goal of the grant cycle is to support programs that make Rancho Bernardo a great place in which to live, work and play. Desirable projects will increase dialogue and participation, inspire community pride and revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.


RBCF will award funding from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund to support music and musical programs and projects in the Rancho Bernardo area. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155392

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Enhancement programs: RBCF will accept proposals in the range of $1,500 to $10,000.

Music programs: RBCF will award up to $10,000 in increments of funding levels between $1,500 and $5,000 from the RB Symphony on the Green Fund to support music and musical programs and projects.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for one year. This grant cycle runs from December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021. (Program funding start date is on December 1, 2020.)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from the RBCF, organizations must have 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt status and provide services in the community of Rancho Bernardo. An organization may serve as a fiscal sponsor for a charitable organization that does not have tax-exempt status if a cooperative relationship between the two can be clearly demonstrated. The fiscal sponsor must be willing to administer the grant if awarded.

RBCF does not make grants to supporting organizations or private, non-operating foundations.

Generally, the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation does not make grants for:

- Annual campaigns and fundraising events
- Capital campaigns for buildings of facilities
- Stipends for attendance at conferences
- Endowments or “chairs”
- For-profit organizations and individuals unaffiliated with a qualified fiscal sponsor
- Projects that promote religious or political doctrine
- Research (medical or otherwise)
- Scholarships
- Existing obligations/debt

Pre-Application Information:


- Monday, May 18, 2020 – Guidelines release
- Monday, July 13, 2020 – Grant applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on this date.
- September 2020 – Selection of award recipients
- Friday, November 20, 2020 – Grant checks are presented to grantees at Thanksgiving Grants Celebration
- December 1, 2020 – Program funding start date

Each organization may submit only one proposal per grant program area, but may submit to multiple programs at The Foundation if each proposal is for a different project. If a project is undertaken as part of a partnership with other organizations, no more than one organization may submit a proposal for that project. If more than one proposal is submitted for the same project, all applications will become ineligible.

Grantees who have previously received a grant award may apply again.

Application preview:

Grantseeker FAQs:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

For assistance regarding the program, contact Trudy Armstrong at or by calling (619) 764-8602.

For technical assistance with the application, contact Kerri Favela at or by calling (619) 235-2300.

The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd.
Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 235-2300

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Rancho Bernardo

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to California Child and Adult Care Centers to Provide Participants With Healthy Meals ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to California licensed adult day care centers, child care centers, and after-school programs to supply nutritious meals and snacks. The purpose of the program is to provide access to quality meals that meet the nutritional needs and improve the health and well-be

GrantWatch ID#: 134908

Grants to California Nonprofits for Performing Arts Programs

Deadline 09/18/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to provide community art opportunities and programs. Funding is intended for artistic performance needs, and to increase access to dance, music, and artistic programs. The Foundation looks

GrantWatch ID#: 134953