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Foundation calls for grant proposals

The Escondido Charitable Foundation has awarded over 2 1/2 million dollars in grants to benefit the community of Escondido over the last 11 years.  This week it announced the 2019 Grant Guidelines with a Focus on Enhancing Escondido. 

The Foundation which is run by local community leaders, raises funds within the community and grants solely to organizations and projects that benefit only Escondido.

The Escondido Charitable Foundation will utilize a Letter of  Intent for this year’s grant cycle.  The Foundation urges potential grant seekers to attend the grant seeker forum on November 14

Enhance Escondido through programs, activities and/or events that create connections, increasing community engagement to build a stronger community.

 The outcome ECF is seeking is a more vibrant, harmonious community built through strong programs, activities and/or events. These will support and nurture social cohesion, interconnectedness and vitality in groups and neighborhoods, and impart a strong sense of community in Escondido.

• The goal of this grant includes building a sense of personal and interpersonal responsibility for our community and its members, through their increased participation and personal investment in community and developing knowledge of Escondido’s history, people, and/or organizations to create a harmonious community identity.

• Promote openness, tolerance and community building in order to unify the community

Projects which meet the following criteria will be preferred:

1. Unite Escondido through programs, activities, or events that increase engagement and a positive sense of community (examples: gatherings centered around service, food, music, health, wellness, and other innovative events.)

2. Programs that foster community participation and volunteerism (examples: efforts incorporating a robust volunteer, leadership, and/or mentoring programs; seniors tutoring youth; activities that strengthen neighborhoods.)

3. Programs or projects that break down walls or silos that exist within the community, so the people and organizations involved can foster tolerance and deeper empathy for one another, in order to collaborate more efficiently and effectively.

4. Demonstrate and/or collaborate efforts between existing nonprofits and other agencies.

GRANT-SEEKERS FORUM

A voluntary informational workshop will be held on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Raymond Center for Philanthropy Pacific Western Bank Building, 900 Canterbury Place, Suite 300 Escondido.

RSVP to Tiffany tiffanyc@sdfoundation.org. Or call 619 814 1337

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