Grant Application

The Process

Grant Application (Complete Online)

Please use the online form below to submit your grant application request:

1. Fill out the Online Grant Application Form and upload any supporting documents to have a successful submission of your application.

The Foundation will provide you with a deadline for application submission if requested.

If you have questions, please email Meredith Watwood or call us.

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 at-risk youth in San Diego County.

At-Risk: Youth who are exposed to factors that may increase their tendency to engage in problem or delinquent behaviors.

** We will not fund organizations who have applied within the last 12 months. All grant recipients must submit a 6 month and a 1 year progress 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

Online Grant Application