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Grant Application

The Process

Grant Application (Complete Online)

Please use the online form below to submit your grant application request: (deadlines: August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, May 1st)

-Fill out the Online Grant Application Form and submit before Noon on the deadline. 

Be sure to include required attachments to have a successful submission of your application.

If the Foundation requires further information we will provide you with a deadline for submission or schedule a site visit.

Funding Guidelines

The Mission of the Boys and Girls Foundation is to identify, support or create programs, which provide preventative services or direct care to abused, neglected and disadvantaged youth in San Diego County.

** We will not fund organizations who have applied within the last 12 months. All grant recipients must submit a final report before they will be considered for an additional grant. **


We prefer to:

  • Make direct contributions to non-profit organizations who provide programs, projects or services to at-risk youth in San Diego County.
  • Make single year grants rather than multi-year commitments.
  • Provide funding for local start up organizations rather than nationally funded organizations
  • Provide support to programs that include partnership with families or guardians
  • Exclusions:

We do not fund requests that benefit:

  • Organizations that discriminate according to race, gender or religion.
  • For profit organizations
  • Adult programs
  • Organizations who have received funding in the prior year
  • Camp programs (we provide camp scholarships through our Boys and Girls Go to Camp Program voucher program)


We generally do not provide funding for:

  • Salaries
  • Employee benefits
  • General operating expenses
  • Field trips
  • Capital improvement or building funds
  • Programs outside San Diego County
  • Repeat requests in the same fiscal year
  • Organizations who have received funding in the last 12 months

For questions please contact:

Meredith Watwood at (619) 683-2192 or email information@boysandgirlsfoundation.org.

Online Grant Application