December 24, 1998

Deadline Nears for San Diego Foundation for Change Grant Proposals

Local organizations that protect the environment, train teenage leaders, provide services for the homeless, promote gay and lesbian civil rights and promote social justice in San Diego County are encouraged to apply for funding from the San Diego Foundation for Change.

Applications are now being accepted by the San Diego Foundation for Change (SDFFC) for its 1999 grant program of more than a dozen grants of up to $4,000 each. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is March 1 and the recipients will be announced May 5.

According to Victoria Danzig, SDFFC co-founder and board president, the 1999 grants, ranging from $1,500 to $4,000, will be given to grassroots causes that serve San Diego's under represented populations.

"The grants are designed to fund progressive organizations who reflect the Foundation's primary mission of promoting equity, economic renewal and environmental health for all San Diegans," noted Danzig.

The Foundation, she said, supports community-based, democratically operated groups of people who are actively addressing the "root causes of poverty, injustice and environmental degradation in San Diego."

"The Foundation for Change, unlike most traditional philanthropic efforts in this region, awards grants to help fund small, experimental and often controversial programs that encourage social progress and promote change in the status quo," said Danzig.

Grant applications for the 1999 are available at the foundation's office at 1717 Kettner Blvd., Suite 125, in downtown San Diego. A workshop on grant writing also will be offered for potential grant recipients February 4th.

For more information about the grant program or San Diego Foundation for Change, please call (619) 235-4647.

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