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The San Marcos Community Foundation receives many expressions of thanks and appreciation from grant recipients for the work they accomplished with SMCF grant funds. Below are comments from recent reports and letters.

Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith is grateful to the San Marcos Community Foundation for its support of the North County Senior Connections (NCSC) Program.  With support from the SMCF, together we are improving the lives of hundreds of North San Diego County seniors in need.  By "helping people help themselves," Interfaith empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives, in partnership with many agencies, funders, volunteers working along side them.  We look forward to this partnership which benefits our shared community.

The Elizabeth Hospice

 The Elizabeth Hospice is honored to merit the support of the San Marcos Community Foundation since 1990.  Your investment in our mission has helped to ensure medical, emotional, and social resources are available to all in our community who are facing challenges related to grief and loss and living with serious advanced illness.

Classics 4 Kids

On behalf of Classic 4 Kids - Music in Tune with Education - staff and board of directors, we are beyond overjoyed to receive the San Marcos Community Foundation's donation of $1,300. This support will directly enable us to provide Classics 4 Kids' unique music education for the elementary students of San Marcos. We are thrilled to expand our reach into your area!" Thank you again for partnering with us to ensure that vital music education programs will continue for your community, we are very grateful!

The Brother Benno Foundation

The Brother Benno Foundation sincerely thanks the San Marcos Community Foundation for the generous grant of $1,500 to help us carry out our mission of "uplifting the dignity of those in need." The grant funds were used to provide 7,500 diapers to low-income families with infants and toddlers.

Feeding San Diego

 Feeding San Diego appreciates the San Marcos Community Foundation's continued support of the food security and health of residents in their area struggling with hunger.  We are proud to provide resources to San Marcos Community Members in need through our Mobile Pantry program, delivering access to the fresh, no-cost food they need to maintain and active and healthy lifestyle.  The SMCF's generous $10,000 donation, awarded in May 2018, was spent to support our Mobile Pantry operations in the area.  In the first six months of the grant period, the Mobile Pantry distributed 162,414 lbs. of food (135,345) meals to San Marcos residents and we are on track to meet our goals in the area for the year.  Feedback fro our San Marcos clients shows the impact your grant has made in their health and food security: 100% reported eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains; 96% prepare more meals at home; and 77% eat less unhealthy food.  We deeply appreciate the partnership of the San Marcos Community Foundation as we continue to work toward food security in our community.

Meals on Wheels San Diego County

 With funding from the San Marcos Community Foundation, Meals on Wheels San Diego County (MOWSDC) provided 18,068 nutritious, personally delivered meals to 137 (unduplicated) San Marcos seniors.  MOWSDC volunteers and staff also provide safety and wellness checks for these seniors, ensuring prompt alerts are sent to family and social service agencies when signs of illness or safety concerns are observed.  Thank you again for your continued support to vulnerable seniors in the City of San Marcos.