November 1, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 12th grant cycle, CCF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies serving Carlsbad to submit proposals for programs that invest in youth and celebrate seniors.

CCF will prioritize applications that focus on youth and seniors interacting and mutually benefiting from connecting with one another, such as setting up pen pal relationships, providing computer/electronics support and counseling for seniors by youth, or creating effective programs that target a specific group such as youth and senior musicians.

Eligible nonprofit organizations may submit proposals of $10,000 to $50,000. 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 is also hosting a Voluntary Informational Workshop for interested organizations on Wednesday, November 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. CCF representatives will 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 26.

For more information about the application, contact Kerri Favela at The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019 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 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.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,