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Escondido Charitable Foundation Celebrates $202,500 in Grants to Increase Civic Engagement and Build a Shared Sense of Community

Escondido CA— Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded $202,500 in funding at its 13th Annual Grants Celebration on September 27 to seven nonprofit programs that will enhance Escondido by creating connections to bring people together and build a stronger community.

“Since 2006, the Escondido Charitable Foundation has served as a catalyst of community impact for those who live, work and visit Escondido,” explained Jackie Skay, Board Chair for ECF. “This year’s grantmaking will help bring more Escondido residents and visitors together through positive experiences across the community.”

The six programs funded for the 2019-2020 grant cycle include: Middle & High School Leadership Initiative with A Step Beyond; Northern Lights with California Center for the Arts Escondido; Field Renovations with Escondido American Little League; Grant Avenue Music Festival with Escondido Downtown Business Association; Dixon Lake Playground with Hidden Valley Kiwanis; Explore and Restore Felicita County Park with the Nature Collective; and Intergenerational Literacy Tutoring Program with San Diego Oasis.

Through 13 years of grantmaking, ECF has addressed a wide range of community issues including health and human services; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education; access to the outdoors; advancing arts & culture and more.

ECF was founded to provide community members with a vehicle to increase effective and responsible philanthropy in Escondido. Since 2006, ECF has granted more than $2.4 million and generated $4.8 million in impact to strengthen the community.

To become a member, contact Trudy Armstrong at trudy@sdfoundation.org.

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