On Thursday, May 22, the 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation (4SCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, held its 7th Annual Grant Awards Celebration providing five nonprofits with more than $25,000 in funding.
These grants will enhance civic leadership, engagement, and volunteerism within the 4SRanch-Del Sur community while meeting needs in the areas of arts, culture and technology. The programs funded include the 3D Design and Model Program at Oak Valley Middle School ($5,000), 4S-Tech-Zone program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego ($1,000), DNHS Choirs - Leadership through Musical Excellence program at Del Norte High School ($7,000), Helping Hands program at Oak Valley Middle School ($2,715), JA Job Shadow in Technology Fields program at Junior Achievement of San Diego County ($4,000), and Monarch TV program at Monterey Ridge Educational Foundation ($5,600).
“We’re honored to present the 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation grants to these outstanding organizations,” said Judy Simeroth, Grants Chair. “Our focus this year was to build community leadership and involvement, while meeting a timely need in the areas of technology, and arts and culture. These grantee programs demonstrate how local organizations are supporting our community in creative ways.”
The grants celebration also marks $150,000+ that 4SCF has granted to the 4S Ranch-Del Sur community with support from the Matt McLaughlin Live Here, Give Here Matching Program.
The late Matt McLaughlin of Rancho Bernardo left a generous legacy gift to The San Diego Foundation for use by affiliate foundations in North County. Thanks to the creation of the matching program, all 4SCF membership generated grantmaking funds (half of each yearly donation) will be matched dollar for dollar.
“Thanks to the generosity of Matt McLaughlin and all 4SCF members, we were able to achieve $150,000 in total impact in our community in just seven years,” said Tanny Joyce, chair of the 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation. “We look forward to seeing that number grow, especially with the ability to double our giving. There has never been a better time to become a member.”
Joyce noted that the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting emerging needs in 4SRanch and Del Sur by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; building a community endowment for the benefit of the region; providing funds annually to community organizations and causes, and giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit 4S Ranch-Del Sur now and forever.