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4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits for
Community Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The San Diego Foundation (TSDF) - 4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/18/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $7,500 to San Diego County, California nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit the 4S Ranch and Del Sur Communities. Funding is intended for programs that address the well-being, health, self-sufficiency, and safety of individuals and families.

Some examples are:

  1. Health related educational programs that create and build excitement, interest, and a desire to become involved in the community.
  2. Programs that address such issues as the prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse, mental health, obesity, and bullying through education and the introduction of positive alternatives.
  3. Programs or projects that provide constructive activities for residents to help develop self-sufficiency and to learn to make healthy and safe choices.

Projects will build and/or strengthen one or more of the following elements:

  • The Foundation encourages projects that demonstrate collaborative efforts
  • Project must have prospects for long-term sustainability (future funding, viability, etc.)
  • Have a sustainable impact, offering measurable/scalable outcomes and ongoing verifiable benefit(s) to the community or the population served
  • Be innovative or encourage innovation
  • Have competent, experienced, and credible organizational leadership in place
  • Be culturally appropriate and sensitive
  • Initiate or fosters collaboration with other community organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177087

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation will accept requests up to $7,500.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for one year. This grant cycle is June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Project must benefit the residents in the 4S Ranch and Del Sur communities
- Grants must be administered by a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, or an organization that is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3), a school, or other government agency. The Foundation does not make grants to supporting organizations or private, non-operating foundations.
- If organization is using a fiscal sponsor, a cooperative relationship between the two must be clearly demonstrated
- Program must be distinct with measurable outcomes
- Project must be achievable within a 12-month time frame

The 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation does not fund:
- Ongoing salaries and benefits
- Capital or annual campaigns
- Existing obligations/debt
- Scholarships
- Projects that promote religious or political doctrine

Pre-Application Information:

- December 18, 2019 – Grant applications due by no later than 5:00 PM
- February 2020 – Site visits conducted with all finalists
- April 2020 – Selection of award recipients
- May 2020 – Award Celebration
- June 1, 2020 – Program funding start date

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For program questions, please contact Trudy Armstrong at

For technical questions regarding the online application, please contact Kerri Favela at

Phone: (619) 235-2300

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: 4S Ranch and Del Sur Area