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Non profits gain attention as year comes to end



Part 1 of 2 parts.

This is the time of year when one-third of the charitable giving is done. Chances are pretty good that if 1) you are taxpayer and want to pay fewer taxes, or 2) you are just a wonderfully generous soul who happens to be in the holiday spirit, that you will be casting your eye about to find charities worthy of your donation.

Lots of people like to target their giving for nonprofits that are based at home. It is in that spirit that we include a list of homegrown Escondido charities. This is the first of two parts because this is not this writer’s first rodeo. I’ve written these lists before. And invariably we don’t include someone who thinks they ought to be included.

So . . . the plan is to present as many nonprofits as we can fit in this week — then wait for the outcry from the outraged who will wonder why we didn’t include their personal favorite. Which we will be happy to do.

So here goes — ECOLIFE Conservation

Ecolife is a charity whose stated mission is “Improving Lives, Saving Endangered Species and Protecting Natural Resources.”

You can find out about what Ecolife does by visiting The organization is continuing its #GivingEcoDay campaign through the holidays, “as a chance to give back to our Earth for its never-ending support, it is the friend who deserves the best present this holiday season!”

ECOLIFE Conservation


©ECOLIFE – 350 State Place,

Escondido, California ELIZABETH HOSPICE

Founded in 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice is a pioneer in the hospice movement and regarded as the most experienced and largest nonprofit hospice program in the region, with services provided throughout San Diego and South Riverside County (Inland Empire). With compassion and expertise, our extensive array of care services are available to adults and children living with a serious illness, along with comprehensive support for their loved ones.

Elizabeth Hospice’s Mission: To enhance the quality of life for those nearing the end of life’s journey and for those who grieve. Elizabeth Hospice services most of San Diego county and parts of Riverside county. Call us at (800) 797-2050 for availability in your area.


Interfaith Community Services empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion.

© 2016 Interfaith Community Services. Designed and Developed by Raindrop.

Interfaith Community Services is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit tax exempt organization.

Federal Tax ID# 95-3837714. Privacy Policy

Inland service center

550 W. Washington Ave.

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 489-6380

Fax: (760) 740-0837


Address: 1670 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027 Phone:(760) 745-3023


Affiliate of The San Diego Foundation committed to meeting emerging needs in Escondido by encouraging and increasing effective and responsible philanthropy to benefit all who live, work and play in this special community.

Its purpose is to build an Escondido community endowment; provide funding annually to Escondido nonprofit organizations and causes; and give Escondido community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Escondido, now and forever. 2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92106 Phone: (619) 402-1827 Fax: (619) 239-1710



Founded in 2004, the Escondido Education Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, emerged to meet a need for new connections in the community to support the highest quality of education in the Escondido Union School District. The Foundation raises funds through individual donations, an EUSD employee contribution program, the exciting annual campaign 50/50 Together, and grants, which it donates to selected, highly effective programs within the Escondido Union School District.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 461690

Escondido, CA


PHONE 858-231-1442

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