October 22, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced a call for Letters of Intent for its 2020 grantmaking. In its 13th grant cycle, CCF will invest in innovative projects that advance the quality of life for Carlsbad residents in a meaningful, measurable and sustainable way.

CCF will prioritize applications that focus on health and human services, arts and culture, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation. Eligible nonprofit organizations may submit a Letter of Intent for projects ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Additionally, projects should be practical, achievable within a 12-month time frame, and have prospects for long-term sustainability. Application guidelines are available here.

After the CCF review process, organizations will be notified in early January whether they have been selected to submit a formal application. Formal applications will be due by February 6, 2020.

For program questions, please contact Estela Mitrani at estelam@sdfoundation.org. For more information about the online application, contact Kerri Favela at kerri@sdfoundation.org. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is December 6, 2019.

Since 2008, CCF has granted more than $870,000 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.


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 $5 million overall, and granted more than $6 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 $1.1 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 for good, forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com

Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056, justin@sdfoundation.org