Veterans Day for 10 nonprofits serving the military community in San Diego County comes with a grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation this year. The Patriots Connection, a program of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, awarded $97,500 to ten San Diego nonprofits serving the military community.
Grants went to organizations serving four areas of need for military service members, veterans and their families. (https://rsffoundation.org/the-patriots-connection-grants/)
•Basic Needs – Camp Pendleton ASYMCA, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
•Education & Jobs – Easter Seals of Southern California, Workshops for Warriors
•Physical & Mental Health – Kids’ Turn San Diego, Resounding Joy
•Social & Personal Connections – Fleet Week San Diego, USO San Diego, Wreaths Across America
“The programs the grants will support at these organizations demonstrate meaningful outcomes and a significant number of people served,” said Debbie Anderson, Programs Director at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank provides food to more than 28,000 active duty military, their families and veterans every month. Workshops for Warriors provides a 16-week machining/welding program for military service members transitioning out of service. USO San Diego provides Thanksgiving dinner at the Airport Center for traveling military service members and boxed meals at Duty Stations for those on Duty Watch.
The Patriots Connection at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is honored to support these and other programs through annual grant awards. The foundation has awarded over $1 million to nonprofits serving the military since 2009.