TSDF: Ramona Community Foundation – Vibrant Community Grants

The San Diego Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $5,000

Deadline: Jun 3, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: San Diego County, California

Location of residency: United States

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose

The purpose and vision of the Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) is to improve the quality of life and meet emerging needs by:

  • Increasing responsible and effective philanthropy;
  • Building a community endowment for the benefit of Ramona;
  • Providing funds annually to community organizations and causes;
  • Giving the Ramona community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Ramona now and forever.

RCF, 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 Ramona.

Vibrant Community

The Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) is in its 8th grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Ramona to submit applications directed toward investing in community enhancement, tourism and learning. RCF seeks to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community through programs that make Ramona a great place in which to live, work and play.

Focus Area

In the current cycle, RCF will support programs that will inspire community pride, revitalization and increase the quality of life of the broader community.

Possible projects and topics include:

  • Enrichment programs
  • Community and cultural engagement

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

Projects must clearly address Ramona-specific issues and needs and demonstrate a specific impact on the residents of the Ramona community. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • These projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for longterm sustainability.
  • Funding may be used to expand existing programs, replicate programs tested in other communities or to launch totally new efforts.
  • The Ramona Community Foundation will fund programs managed by qualified charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools or government agencies that encourage the following:
    • Demonstrates and/or fosters collaboration with other successful entities in the community to achieve a common goal or objective;
    • A current project which has strategic impact; i.e., provides long-lasting, ongoing benefit to the community or the distinct population it is intended to serve;
    • Based on a proven track record of success as demonstrated through process, leaders and/or experienced partners;
    • Targeted at clearly defined, measurable results attainable within a reasonable time frame;
    • Demonstrates sustainability; i.e., is replicable, repeatable and/or scalable.
  • To be eligible for a grant from the Ramona Community Foundation, organizations must have tax-exempt status and provide services in the community of Ramona.
    • 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, and the fiscal sponsor must be willing to administer the grant if awarded.


  • Preference will be given to projects that provide:
    • Programs that increase the enhancement of community pride and tourism;
    • Programs or activities for the enjoyment and learning by Ramona residents. 


  • The Ramona Community Foundation at The San Diego Foundation does not make grants to supporting organizations or private, non-operating foundations.
  • Generally, the Ramona Community Foundation does not make grants for:
    • Annual campaigns and fundraising events
    • 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