Ramona Community Foundation invites nonprofits to Grant Seeker Forum

Ramona Community Foundation welcomes three new members: Paul McNees, Marie Millman and Paulo Zawilenski. Also pictured are Marie’s husband John, prospective member Ed Spaeth, Arvie Degenfelder and Karla Brustad with RCF member Chuck LeMenager, and RCF Board members Donna Zick, John Degenfelder and Wes Brustad.  Not pictured are RCF Board members Neil Krenzel and Marta Zarrella.
Ramona Community Foundation welcomes three new members: Paul McNees, Marie Millman and Paulo Zawilenski. Also pictured are Marie’s husband John, prospective member Ed Spaeth, Arvie Degenfelder and Karla Brustad with RCF member Chuck LeMenager, and RCF Board members Donna Zick, John Degenfelder and Wes Brustad. Not pictured are RCF Board members Neil Krenzel and Marta Zarrella.

By Marta Zarrella

As part of its 2013-14 grant cycle, Ramona Community Foundation will accept proposals for programs that address safety and the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in Ramona.

On Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Ramona Library Community Room, the foundation will hold a

Grant Seeker Forum to provide information for all nonprofits interested in applying for the 2013-14 grants. Details about the amount of money available and the forms required to be considered for a grant will be available at that time.

Ramona Community Foundation is in its second year of grantmaking. It will accept proposals with an emphasis in supporting projects that emphasize and focus on providing a safe and healthy community.

Community members interested in becoming a part of the foundation can do so by donating $1,000, payable in one, two or three payments. The value to the community is that in 2013-14, every membership dollar will be matched by the San Diego Foundation, through the Matt McLaughlin Matching Program and the San Diego Foundation.

The San Diego Foundation noted that to recognize the tenacity of foundation leaders John and Arvie Degenfelder, Donna Zick, Neil Krenzel and others who have worked to keep the foundation alive during the economic crisis of the past few years, it will match every dollar donated in addition to the match from the McLaughlin Fund.

During 2013, the San Diego Foundation will also match the portion of every membership fee that goes into an endowment fund to support Ramona causes in perpetuity.

The Ramona Community Foundation invites anyone who lives, works or plays in Ramona to join in giving back to the community through the pooled philanthropy.

The Ramona foundation is an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation. For more information, contact Trudy Armstrong, associate vice president of regional outreach for the San Diego Foundation at 619-235-2300, extension 1312 or visit www.sdfoundation.org/CommunityFoundations/RamonaCommunityFoundation.

   
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