Jul 29, 2014

The Escondido Charitable Foundation Awards to release 2014-2015 Letter of Intent Guidelines focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF) ( www.escondidocharitablefoundation.org) will release its 2014-2015 Letter of Intent Guidelines on Friday, December 13, 2014. The foundation is in its eighth grant cycle and invites nonprofits serving Escondido to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to express interest in applying for 2014-2015 grants. The foundation will be accepting LOI’s for projects that build community leadership and involvement, while meeting this year’s focal area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This grant cycle is committed to the financial support of organizations, projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those who live, work and play within the geographic boundaries of the Greater Escondido area (as defined by the Escondido Union High School District boundaries “to include the San Pasqual Valley, up to Deer Springs Road by Lawrence Welk and out toward Del Dios).


The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Escondido-centered projects. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the LOI is January 13, 2014 5:00 p.m.  Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application proposal by March 24, 2014


“This year, we’re teaming up with eight of the other affiliate foundations to focus our grantmaking efforts on civic engagement and community involvement,” said Rebecca Raymond, Grants Chair of the foundation. “It is a great opportunity to contribute to county-wide impact while continuing to support the unique needs of the Escondido community.”


What:             2014 Grant Guidelines and Grant Seekers Forum


Who:              Nonprofit organizations serving Escondido

How:              Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found on Friday, December 13 at http://www.sdfoundation.org/CommunityFoundations/EscondidoCharitableFoundation/Grants.aspx 


                        MyCommunity registration can be completed at  https://mycommunity.sdfoundation.org


When:            MyCommunity registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Letters of Intent are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014.


Grant Seekers Forum:      Monday, December 16, 2014

                                                4:00 p.m.

North County office of The San Diego Foundation

900 Canterbury Place, Suite 300

Escondido, CA 92025.


To RSVP, contact Trudy Armstrong at Trudy@sdfoundation.org.


Questions:               For questions concerning the grant guidelines, contact Trudy Armstrong at Trudy@sdfoundation.org or (619) 764-8602.


For technical questions about the application, contact Sadie Brinton at sadieb@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1381.

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