October 30, 2023 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), a regional affiliate of San Diego Foundation, invites local organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for projects that promote civility, unity, community building and concern for the common good.

Civility includes respect, courtesy, dignity and tolerance. CCF encourages projects that involve community collaboration, cooperation and partnerships that focus on multigenerational impact in Carlsbad. These projects should be culturally humble and sensitive, practical and achievable within a 12-month time frame and have prospects for long-term sustainability.

“Our goal with this grant funding is to grow a more vibrant Carlsbad by investing in projects that provide ongoing inspiration and community engagement for people of all ages.” said Bret Schanzenbach, Board Chair of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Carlsbad-centered projects. The funding range is $5,000 to $25,000. The foundation will evaluate all LOI submittals and qualify those that meet the project and eligibility criteria.

The deadline for submitting the LOI is 5 p.m., Dec. 4, 2023. Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process to the next step will be invited to submit a full application proposal by Jan. 17, 2024. Those organizations invited to submit a full application will submit the completed application by Feb. 7, 2024. To apply, visit SDFoundation.org/grants.

Since 2008, CCF has granted more than $1.35 million to over 50 programs helping grow a more vibrant community so that families today, as well as the next generation of Carlsbad residents, have a place they are proud to call home.

To become a CCF member, visit the website or contact Michael Oliveri at moliveri@sdfoundation.org.

About Carlsbad Community Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate Program, including Carlsbad Community Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to create a regional network of affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership, building endowments, increasing impactful philanthropy and promoting civic engagement. Affiliates reside in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $5 million overall, and granted more than $8 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About San Diego Foundation

San Diego Foundation inspires enduring philanthropy and enables community solutions to improve the quality of life in our region. Our strategic priorities include advancing racial and social justice, fostering equity of opportunity, building resilient communities, and delivering world-class philanthropy to realize our vision of just, equitable and resilient communities. For more than 48 years, SDF and its donors have granted $1.7 billion to support nonprofit organizations strengthening our community. Learn more at SDFoundation.org.


Lorena Nava Ruggero, San Diego Foundation, lruggero@sdfoundation.org, 619-814-1365