Escondido, CA–Escondido Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced the availability of grant funding to support organizations that provide workforce development resources needed for economic growth in Escondido.
In the 2022 – 2023 grant cycle, the foundation invites local organizations to submit a Letter of Intent specifically in Escondido that provides opportunities to invest, celebrate and enhance the community.
Escondido Community Foundation is committed to increase access to workforce development programs that provide job readiness, job shadowing, internships, vocational education, advancement opportunities, and technology instruction resources. The foundation is committed to improving and preserving the quality of life in Escondido by investing in local organizations that demonstrate a strong mission to support individuals’ professional and financial growth.
“Due to the hard-hitting financial impact the pandemic brought to our communities, we want our residents to move forward and rise in their respective jobs and careers,” said Kenneth Lounsbery, Board Chair of The Escondido Community Foundation. “Strengthening our economy will create a thriving Escondido community for generations to come.”
These projects should be practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for long-term sustainability.
The Letter of Intent is the first step in a two-step process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Escondido-centered projects. The minimum funding range is $15,000 to a maximum of $35,000 available. LOI submissions must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2022.
Organizations that are moved forward through the Letter of Intent process to the next step will be invited to submit a full application proposal by Feb. 21, 2022, and a completed application by March 21, 2022.
Through its 15 years of grantmaking, Escondido Community Foundation has granted more than $2.7 million and generated $6.4 million in impact to strengthen the community in Escondido.