The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s Patriots Connection program awarded a total of $100,200 in grants to nine nonprofit programs serving active duty military members, veterans, and their families in San Diego County. The grants were awarded in four categories of support for the military community: basic needs, education and jobs, physical and mental health, and social and personal connections. Grant recipients included: 211 San Diego, Camp Pendleton ASYMCA, Operation Homefront, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), Easter Seals of Southern California, Workshops for Warriors, Physician Advocates for Veterans (PAVE), Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, and Wreaths Across America.

“Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is proud to be able to continue its long history of supporting military members in our community,” said Grants and Projects Committee Chair Paula Powers. Since 2009, the Patriots Connection has awarded over 125 grants totaling more than $1 million to nonprofits serving the local military community. For more information visit www.rsffoundation.org/the-patriots-connection.