November 7, 2017 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 11th grant cycle, CCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals for projects that provide health and human services with an emphasis on stopping the cycle of poverty and homelessness for individuals, youth and families in Carlsbad.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2017 Point-in-Time Count, homelessness has increased 5 percent in San Diego County over the past year, with more than 9,000 San Diegans living on the streets or in shelters. The CCF grant cycle aims to be part of the regional solution by supporting programs that give Carlsbad residents the necessary tools to avoid or move out of homelessness. Examples may include providing computers for creating resumes, counseling to help with setting goals and addressing transportation challenges.

Because of the complexity of the homeless challenge in the region, CCF will fund programs that involve collaborative efforts, specifically those bringing together a variety of stakeholders to achieve the greatest impact.

Eligible nonprofit organizations serving Carlsbad may submit proposals of $15,000 to $60,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Grant guidelines are available here.

CCF will also be hosting a Grantseekers Forum on November 16 at 11:30am at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce to discuss the 2018 grant cycle and answer any questions that organizations may have. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Estela Mitrani at by November 14.

For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

About the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program

The Regional Affiliate program, including the Carlsbad Charitable 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, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 1,000 members, established endowments of more than $4.6 million overall, and granted more than $5 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs now and forever.


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Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,