In keeping with the tribal tradition of sharing, the Rincon Community Contribution Committee was created by the Rincon Tribal Council to identify, review and fund services and programs that enhance the quality of life in the North San Diego County region. Since the philanthropy program was instituted in 2007-2008, the Rincon Band has funded more than 600 non-profits and public agency requests. The Committee meets at least quarterly to review applications, and awards funds based on the Rincon Contribution Policy and the Committee’s annual budget, established by the Tribal Council.
The Committee welcomes requests that benefit children, youth, families, the military and seniors, residing in San Diego’s North County. Funding categories include, but are not limited to, health and nutrition, environment and conservation, the arts, and specialized education and recreation programs. In addition, the Committee funds sponsorships for organizations involved in specific fundraising goals, and events that promote a positive community experience; holiday celebrations, and recognize communities of common interest.
Only requests by not-for-profits with tax ID numbers and public agencies are accepted. Requests by individuals and private commercial interests do not qualify for consideration. Proposing optional contribution or sponsorship levels increases the possibility for selection. Typically, the Committee tries to fund as many requests as possible, and receives more requests than can be met within the yearly budget.
Reapplication is encouraged in the next funding cycle. Applications must be in writing and directed to:
Rincon Community Contribution Committee
1 West Tribal Road
Valley Center, CA. 92082
To view the Community Contributions Policy, please click the following link:
Allow at least 60 days for review and processing. Before applying for funding, it’s advised to review the Rincon Contribution Policy.