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4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies to Improve
the Health and Wellness of 4S Ranch and Del Sur Area Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The San Diego Foundation - 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF)

Deadline Date:

01/08/18 5:00 PM PST


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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 to San Diego County, California nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for projects that benefit youth and address the health and well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods in the 4SRanch and Del Sur area.

Examples of eligible proposals include programs that address the mental, physical, and/or nutritional health needs of the general population or targeted groups, such as children, seniors, veterans, low income individuals, and the homeless.

Additional Guidelines:

- Program must be distinct with measurable outcomes.
- Project must benefit the youth in 4S Ranch and Del Sur.
- The Foundation encourages projects that demonstrate collaborative efforts.
- Project must have prospects for long-term sustainability (future funding, viability, etc.).
- Projects must have a sustainable impact, offering measurable/scalable outcomes and ongoing verifiable benefit(s) to the community or the population served.
- Projects must be innovative or encourage innovation.
- Applicants must have competent, experienced, and credible organizational leadership in place.
- Applicants must be culturally appropriate and sensitive.
- Applicants must initiate or foster collaboration with other community organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177087

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 4S Ranch~Del Sur Community Foundation will accept requests in the range of $1,500 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for one year. This grant cycle is June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Region Served:

Any 501(c)(3) organization located in or providing services to San Diego County is eligible to apply for a grant through The San Diego Foundation.

To be eligible, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

- 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.

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:

The application deadline is Monday, January 8 at 5:00pm PST.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the grant guidelines.

Direct Guidelines:

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Overlapping Grants:

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.

If you have program area or project specific questions, please contact the person listed in the grant guidelines or the grants administration team.


- January 8, 2018 - Grant applications due by no later than 5:00 p.m.
- February through March 2018 – Site visits conducted with all finalists
- April 2018 – Selection of award recipients
- May 2018 – Award Celebration
- June 1, 2018 – Program funding start date

Contact Information:

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

Click here to 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