Oceanside Community Foundation grants $92,000 at annual awards celebration


Left to right: Oceanside Theatre Co. representatives Alex Goodman, Leann Garms, John McCoy and Ed Parish accept a $5,000 grant from the Oceanside Community Foundation on Aug. 30. (Courtesy photo)


News Release:

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, held its annual Grant Awards Celebration on Aug. 30 at El Corazon in Oceanside and awarded $92,000 to seven local nonprofits that provide programs that support academic, social development and enrichment programs that help students living in Oceanside in grades K-12 make up for lost time.
“We want to work with local organizations closest to our youth to ensure that as a community we’re uplifting our young people academically, socially and emotionally,” said Vince Alessi, Oceanside Community Foundation 2021-22 board chairman.
The Oceanside foundation has granted more than $830,000 to over 60 programs since 2009.
List of 2022-23 grantees:

  • $25,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside for its six- to eight-week Summer of Purpose program focused on enrichment summer learning for K-8 summer youth participants.
  • $15,000 to North County Lifeline for its Club Crown Heights after-school program that provides free enrichment activities to K-12 youths in the Crown Heights neighborhood.
  • $15,000 to Interfaith for its Transitional Youth Academy that serves Oceanside youths ages 14 to 18 who are enrolled in high school and are from low-income households living below the poverty line.
  • $12,000 to Oceanside Museum of Art for its Literacy Through Art, an arts-integrated literacy program for Oceanside third graders.
  • $10,000 to Autism Tree Project Foundation for its Educational and Support Programs that provide services to children and families from the city of Oceanside who are impacted by autism.
  • $10,000 to Girls on the Run San Diego for its programming that serves third- through eighth-grade girls from Oceanside with physical exercise coupled with social-emotional learning.
  • $5,000 to Oceanside Theatre Company for its Youth Theatre Arts Outreach Program, which serves at-risk youths ages 8 to 18 in Oceanside by providing opportunities for them to experience live theater.

To become an foundation member, visit the organization’s website or contact Trudy Armstrong at [email protected].

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